Field Day
Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC (2:00pm) Saturday and running through 2059 UTC (2:00pm) Sunday.
Field Day is an annual amateur radio exercise, encouraging emergency communications preparedness among amateur radio operators. In Canada, it is typically the largest single emergency preparedness exercise in the country, with over 3000 operators participating each year. Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday.

Since the first Field Day in 1933, radio amateurs throughout North America have practiced the rapid deployment of radio communications equipment in environments ranging from operations under tents in remote areas to operations inside Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs). Operations using emergency and alternative power sources are highly encouraged, since electricity and other public infrastructures are often among the first to fail during a natural disaster or severe weather.

To determine the effectiveness of the exercise and of each participant's operations, there is an integrated contesting component, and many clubs also engage in concurrent leisure activities (camping out, cookouts, etc.). Operations typically last a continuous twenty-four hours, requiring scheduled relief operators to keep stations on the air. Additional contest points are awarded for experimenting with unusual modes, making contacts via satellite, and involving youth in the activity.


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Field Day 2021: ARRL extends temporary rule waivers

 

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) / Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) Field Day is held annually during the fourth full weekend in June. This year's event will be held on Saturday, June 26, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic-modified ARRL Field Day rules from 2020 will continue this June with the addition of a power limit imposed on Class D (Home Stations) and Class E (Home Stations-Emergency Power) participants.

 

For Field Day 2021:

-Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points. This year, however, Class D and Class E stations will be limited to 150 W PEP output.

 

-An aggregate club score will be published,  just as it was done last year. Use GEORGIAN BAY ARC as the club name.

The aggregate score will be a sum of all individual entries that attributes their score to that of a specific club.

 

The preferred method of submitting entries after Field Day is via the web applet.

 

The ARRL Field Day webpage includes complete rules and entry forms, as well as any updated information as it becomes available. http://www.arrl.org/field-day

 

Field Day 2021: Weekend of June 26-27

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