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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
On June 20, Jim and Al explained amateur radio and Field Day to Frank Stanford on CFAX 1070. Click below to listen....Read More »
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 »
Location: Saanich Historical Artifacts Society, 7321 Lochside Dr. Victoria BC Canada
- Date: 27/28 June, 2015 (always the fourth full weekend of June)
- Click here for map
- Click here for SHAS web site
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 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 »
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.
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 »
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 »