What: ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. Field Day is a picnic, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN! It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar. The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions.
We will be operating:
- A Solar / Battery Powered HF Contest Station
- An HF Get-On-The-Air (GOTA) Station
- A UHF talk-in station 448.875 repeater (or call us at 202-766-3143 cell of K6ZO)
- A CW (Morse Code) Station
When: Saturday, June 27 and 28 2015 8am-8pm
Where: See Map (end of Hains Point), Hains Point, East Potomac Park, Washington DC
Questions? Send us an email with our contact form.