ARRL Field Day 2017

The Hamilton Amateur Radio Club Will Be at Valley Park, June 24-25, 2017.

Each year Amateur Radio operators will work ’round the clock over the weekend to set up field radio communication stations, get on the air, and contact thousands of other operators in the US and Canada as part of participation in the American Radio Relay League’s annual Field Day.

Field Day is the annual “shakedown run” for the ARRL’s National Field Organization.

Field day is a way for Hams to get outdoors and have some fun demonstrating their skills’ and practice emergency communication skills. Stations are set up using generator and battery power, and temporary field antennas. The goal is to set up a self-sufficient, working station quickly and begin making contacts.

The ARRL Field Organization has been effective in establishing emergency communications nets during floods, hurricanes, fires, earthquakes and other major disasters. Members of formal emergency organizations such as the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Radio Amateur Communication Emergency Services (RACES) regularly participate. The League estimates that more than 35,000 hams participate in Field Day every year.

The Hamilton Amateur radio Club’s Field Day operations will be at the East end of Valley Park at Isaac Brock dr. and Mud St. in Stoney Creek. Operations begin at 2 pm EDT Saturday, June 24. Watch the club website for more details: hamiltonarc.ca.

The public is invited.

For more information, contact the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club at fieldday@hamiltonarc.ca,