Field Day

June 24, 2017 11:00AM Pacific Time
To
June 25, 2017, 10:59AM Pacific Time


(That’s 1800 UTC Saturday to 1759 UTC Sunday, for you purists.)

See our Field Day - 2015 Photo Album.

Field Day - 2015 in the News.

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:
“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.”

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.

Porta-potties and hand-wash stations will be available.

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!

 See the ARRL’s Field Day web page for more information.

MDARC Bands:

  • 2 Meters (144.100 MHz – 148.000 MHz)
  • 10 Meters (28.000 MHz – 29.700 MHz)
  • 15 Meters (21.000 MHz - 21.450 MHz)
  • 20 Meters (14.000 MHz – 14.350 MHz)
  • 40 Meters (7.000 MHz – 7.300 MHz)
  • 80 Meters (3.500 MHz – 4.000 MHz)