Field Day – 2016
June 25, 2016 11:00AM Pacific Time
See our Field Day - 2015 Photo Album.
Field Day is one of the biggest events in North American amateur
radio. It runs around the clock from start to finish on the fourth weekend of
June every year. More than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs,
groups and friends to operate from remote locations.
Per the ARRL, the objective of Field Day is:
MDARC’s station will be at the Heather Farm Park in Walnut
Creek. See the map below.
Our Field Day chair, Larry Loomer, KI6LNB, and his crew
will start setting up on Friday afternoon before the event, so come on down
and help out, stay to work some bands and generally have a good time. Bring
your RV, tent or sleep in your car and stay overnight. You will need to provide your own food and drink, but porta-potties and hand-wash stations will be available. If needed, a shopping center with restaurants is a short walk away.
Remember: You don't need to have HF privileges, or even be a ham, to make contacts at our Field Day site. We will have Band Captains on hand to act as control operators. So come on down!
the ARRL’s Field Day web page for more information.