ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air event held annually on the fourth full weekend of June in the US and Canada. Field Day 2016 is June 25-26 beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. The objective 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 part educational event, part operating event, part public relations event – and ALL about FUN!
This year the Jefferson Amateur Radio Club (JARC) Field Day exercise will be at the Wally Pontiff Jr. Playground and the clubhouse will be open on Saturday from 9:00am to 9:00pm and on Sunday from 8:00am to 1:00pm. The JARC is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year and will be operating with a special event call sign, W5G which should make for an exciting operating event for the club.
If you would like more information, send us a General Inquiry email or just stop by the clubhouse on any of our Thursday Meeting or Open House days to learn what it’s all about and how you can participate.