RACK Field Days





RACK Field Days     

Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth 
weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with 
friends to operate from remote locations.
 
Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN! 
It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat 
it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent 
opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, 
as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar. 
The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in 
abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions.
 
We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fund-raisers such as walka-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums — these are all large, preplanned, 
non-emergency activities. 

But despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems — or maybe because they ARE so 
complex — ham radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it 
really matters. Amateur Radio people (also called “hams”) are well known for our communications support in real 
disaster and post-disaster situations.

Come to the RACK Field Day at Fort Dickerson Park on June 25 and 26, 2016.  
You can get on the air using our license and radio equipment and meet new friends!
Everyone is welcome to attend.



Field Day at Fort Dickerson



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