Field Day

Every year in the last full weekend of June the ARRL has a contest to demonstrate amateur radio readiness in times of emergencies. Our events for the last few years have been at Corkery community centre.

From the ARRL:

  • To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.

  • Dates

    Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. Field Day 2020 is June 27 and 28

  • Bands

    Any Amateur Radio band except 12, 17, 30 and 60 Meters.

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