Field Day Blog

Field Day 2017 - Event details and Operations

Event location and timetable

When: June 24-25, 2017

Where: Saanich Historical Artifacts Society (Heritage Acres), 7321 Lochside Drive, Saanichton. BC. V8M 1W4

Washroom facilities are available on site. Bring plenty of sun cream and a hat as the site can be very hot. For those staying for the BBQ and...Read More »

Field Day 2017 Part 3 - FD vs. Contesting vs. Emergency communication skills

Participating as an operator in Field Day, regardless of mode, provides you with two vital skills: 1) you learn to become efficient and accurate information communicators, providing and requesting confirmation ‘fills’ when needed, and 2) perhaps without even realizing it, you enhance your emergency communication skills.

How so?...Read More »

Field Day 2017 - Part 2 Operating Introduction

January’s blog gave a general introduction to Field Day. We’ll now look in greater detail at the operational side of Field Day.

Who can operate a radio at Field Day?

  • New licensees or non-licensed people are encouraged to operate the “Get On The Air” (GOTA) station.
  • The short answer: anyone....Read More »

Antenna Launcher

Ever wondered how those antennas at WARA’s Field Day get up into the trees at the Saanich Historical Artifacts site?

Dave Court VE7DFP is the brains behind this antenna launcher. It’s not quite as powerful as a Saturn V rocket, but it does the job we need for...Read More »

Field Day 2017 Introduction

This is the first of a series of short monthly introductions to “Field Day” (FD) and why it’s a unique annual event for everyone regardless of age, gender, technical knowledge, operating experience and interests. These articles will provide an account of what takes place each year over...Read More »

Field Day Report 2016 with photos and video link

Some of the operators

Al (VE7BEU) and I (VE7GOF) were able to go into CFAX Radio on June 20 and talk with Frank Stanford for 1/2 hour. Thank you Al for coming with me, we were able to cover a lot more areas besides Field Day which I could not have done alone.

Saturday...Read More »

Al Muir and Jim Chew talk about Field Day on CFAX

On June 20, Jim and Al explained amateur radio and Field Day to Frank Stanford on CFAX 1070.  Click below to listen.

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Field Day Report -- 2015

Thank you to all that came out, we hope that everyone had a great time.  Over the two days we had about 90 people involved. This includes about 40 who came out for the barbeque.  Once again, our President Christopher VE7ALB/VA7OL has produced an excellent video; watch...Read More »

Amateur Radio Field Day

Location: Saanich Historical Artifacts Society, 7321 Lochside Dr. Victoria BC Canada


WARA invites all hams as well as the general public to participate in ARRL Field Day. The purpose...Read More »

Field Day 2014 - is history!

Field Day was June 28-29, 2014 at Heritage Acres

Field Day is part educational event, part operating event, part public relations event, and all about fun!  See our Field Day page for more information including the report on Field Day 2014...Read More »

Field Day June 22-23, 2013

Field Day 2013 Report


While the numbers were down a bit right across the board, the weather was good and everyone enjoyed themselves. Hans VE7OES and Myself (Jim, VE7GOF) as co-chairs for field day received numerous comments after the passing of Alan VE7WU that something...Read More »

Field Day 2012 Report

Field Day 2012 Vancouver Island

Victoria New Horizons Amateur Radio Club and the Victoria Short Wave Club joined with West coast Amateur Radio Association for Field Day this year. The location was Saanich Historical Artifacts Society, 7321 Lochside Dr. Victoria BC Canada.

Field Day Video Released by Christopher ve7alb. Read More »

Field Day 2010 - Huge Success



WARA hosted the 2010 ARRL Field Day at the Saanich Historical Artifacts Society on June 26 – 27.  Once again we threw it open to any Amateur operators of group who wished...Read More »

Field Day 2007 Huge Success

Hello All – Field Day is over with for another year. It was a great success at the Saanich Historical Society site. Lots of Ham and general public visitors. A very large "thanks" goes to all of you that helped with the setups and take...Read More »