Friday, June 22, 2012

Countdown to Field Day 2012

Don't forget to mark Saturday, June 23rd on your DX calendar. Amateur radio operators in the U.S. and Canada will be on the air to celebrate Field Day, a 24 hour period of making as many radio contacts as possible. The club field day operations are usually excellent verifiers. Many shortwave listeners work all 50 states and Canadian provinces during an ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Field Day weekend. Note the call sign, frequency, time, date and who they worked, and the reception quality description. Include a self-addressed-stamped-envelope with your details. Searchable calls for postal address info should go to . Consult the ARRL website at for upcoming news and rules about Amateur Radio Field Day.

Tens of thousands of Amateur Radio operators will be firing up portable radio stations from unexpected locations this weekend for ARRL Field Day. On June 23-24, over 35,000 hams are expected to operate from parks, malls, schools and. yes, fields, around the country.

Field Day is the climax of the week-long Amateur Radio Week sponsored by the ARRL. As of June 19, 21 states have issued proclamations thanking and supporting the hams for their community service work, and more are expected to do so.

Looking for a Field Day location? Check out the Field Day locator.

Information for media and the general public is at .

Information for radio amateurs and participants is at .

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Here is just a sampling of Special Event stations that will broadcast for Field Day.

All times UTC

June 23 - ARRL Radio Field Day
1600-2359 UTC, NI6IW, San Diego, CA. USS Midway (CV-41) Museum Radio Operations Room. SSB 14.320 7.250 PSK31 14.070 D-STAR 012C and 2 m/70 cm SOCAL rptrs. QSL. USS Midway Museum Radio Room, 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101.

Continuous wave Field Day Event
June 23-24, 1200-1200, W2INS, Lyndhurst, NJ. Joe Cass. 7.70 7.168 14.240 3.76. QSL. Joseph Casadonte, 704 3rd St, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071.

Field Day and Commemorating the Lives of President and Mrs Ronald Reagan
June 23-24, 1800-1900, N6R, Simi Valley, CA. Ventura County Amateur Radio Society and Simi Settlers Amateur Radio Club. 28.400 21.320 14.255 7.260 MHz. QSL. Ventura County Amateur Radio Society, N6R c/o Peter Heins, N6ZE, 1559 Norwich Ave, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360.

Sachse Field Day
June 23-24, 1800-2059, KF5NBO, Sachse, TX. Sachse Amateur Radio Association. 145.250 14.130. Certificate. Sachse Amateur Radio Assoc, KF5NBO, 4520 Harvest Ln, Sachse, TX 75048. Our first club Field Day