Field Day June 25/26 2016 Information

6 Jun

Amateur Radio Field Day
Location: Saanich Historical Artifacts Society, 7321 Lochside Dr.

Every year, we get together to participate in ARRL Field Day at Heritage Acres in Saanichton. WARA invites all hams as well as the general public to participate.

IMG_3341-SThe purpose of Field Day is to make as many contacts as possible and to learn to operate in abnormal situations (temporary antennas and power supplies) and in less than optimal conditions (in shelters and communications trailers). A large number of individuals and clubs across North America take part, so there are many opportunities to make contacts. In 2014 we made over 500 contacts on CW and voice, and in 2015 there were 218 contacts. We like to increase our scores but in the end, it is all for the great experience that we all have. 

If anyone is interested in doing some CW operating or logging at Field Day, please email Steve, VA7KH, at: spocock1@gmail.com with your day and time preferences. Don’t worry if you’re nervous or rusty with cw, you’ll be on with an experienced operator who will keep you right. If you have your own key/paddle, headphones feel free to bring them along.

Anyone wishing to do phone on field day please contact Jim, ve7gof@shaw.ca and I will make up a roster.

Watch an excellent video produced by Chris, VE7ALB/VA7OL, explaining the 2010 Field Day. Field Day Antenna systems are built on site in approximately 2 hours.  We have a lot of fun setting up and operating the temporary antennas and the various stations, and enjoying a BBQ dinner together. Visitors are welcome. 

Field Day Report 2015

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