Saturday, June 22, 2013

ARRL Field Day 2013

What is the ARRL?

And what is Field Day? 

Well, if you are a Ham (Amateur Radio Operator) you know and are eagerly gearing up for a fun weekend of operating your radio to make contacts with other hams all across America and around the World.

The ARRL is the American Radio Relay League and is the premier Amateur Radio Association in America.  To visit the ARRL Website, HERE'S THE LINK.

Field Day is observed annually in June and is the largest on the air event in Amateur Radio.

This year Field Day will begin on Saturday June 22 and end on Sunday June 23.

Hams will be operating round the clock on those days.  Yes, even all night.

If you are a Shortwave listener, you can hear the hams on 160 meters and up with the exception of 30, 17, and 12 meter bands.

So tune in your radios and listen to the hams.

Better still, drop in on one or more of the sites and watch the Hams making contacts. 

To Find the location of a Field Day site near you, check out the ARRL Field Day Site Locator Page.  HERE'S THE LINK