Share your Field Day stories with us!
Do you have a great Field Day story that you would like to share with the RAC community? We would love to hear about it. Please send it to us by using our online "Members Stories" form or by sending it directly to .
Don't forget to follow Field Day on via Twitter using #ARRLFD and #RACFD and share your stories with RAC on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/radioamateurscdn.
Updated on June 23, 2016: T-minus 2 days to Field Day
Follow Field Day on June 25-26 via Twitter using #ARRLFD and #RACFD and share your stories with RAC on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/radioamateurscdn.
The ARRL would like to remind you of the new social media bonus that is being added to this year's Field Day!
Groups or clubs that are participating in Field Day together from a site that is open to the public can earn a 100-point bonus by actively utilizing one of the recognized Social Media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) to engage the public in their Field Day activity. This bonus is not available for individual participants or for simply posting on your club website about your Field Day operations. It is for actively promoting Field Day using social media during the weekend. Groups may find it useful to designate one person to do so, such as their Public Information Officer (PIO). The official hashtag for Field Day is #arrlfd. This is an easy 100 points, so don't leave this on the table!"
Watch for the "Canada in the ARRL Field Day" contest results in a future issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine.
Original post: May 2016
This year’s Field Day is a few weeks away. Whether your focus for the event is an Emergency Preparedness Display, a Public Service Demonstration or just an excuse to get on the air, the main thing is to have fun.
Contact your municipality for support, your news crews to drop by for important coverage to help raise the Amateur Radio profile within the community, and invite your government leaders to drop by your site.
For full Field Day rules and details, please see the text below or visit the ARRL website. Have fun!
2016 ARRL Field Day is June 25-26
Source: the American Radio Relay League
Field Day is part educational event, part operating event, part public relations event – and ALL about FUN!
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.
Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. Field Day 2016 is June 25-26.
Any Amateur Radio band except 12, 17, 30 and 60 metres.
Log Submission Deadline
Entries must be postmarked, emailed or submitted by Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Late entries cannot be accepted.
Field Day is not a contest; no certificates are awarded.
Visit the ARRL website https://www.arrl.org/field-day for more information.