What is Field Day?
Field Day is Worldwide event that involves more than 35,000 Ham Radio Operators. The purpose of Field Day is to encourage Ham Radio operators to use their equipment in a simulated “emergency” or “power outage”. Operators will use portable energy ranging from gas powered, to solar powered radios. If that wasn’t enough fun, it is also a contest where you can score points for making contacts.
This is just a little look at what I experienced this Field Day. It was actually my second time at a Field Day event. I signed up for 3 slots:
- The GOTA (get on the air) Station (2 Hours)
- VHF Station (1 Hour)
Before we could actually be on the air, all of the equipment had to be setup and tested. Its a good thing they did because we found out that two of the radios that were supposed to be used did not work. I guess this is part of Field Day as well.
The next set of pictures were on the day of setup.
Field Day in Action
If the Lord wills, I plan on doing it again. I have been considering doing Field Day by myself just to test what I am capable of doing in an “emergency”. Until then, be Blessed.