ARRL Field Day 2018 Recap

Every year for ARRL Field Day, we try to mix things up- find a gimmick so to say. This year was no different when my local club, the Wisconsin Valley Radio Association, participated in a joint ARRL Field Day event with the Merrill Amateur Radio Group (MARG) of...

ARRL Field Day Bonuses

Field Day is the annual emergency preparedness operating event sponsored by the ARRL. Held on the 4th full weekend of June, ARRL Field Day is part contest and part social gathering. Some clubs or groups go whole hog in making contacts and scoring points, while others...

ARRL Field Day 2017 Wrap-Up

It’s good to get back. ARRL Field Day is an event that I seldom miss. Of the near 20 years that I’ve been licensed, I think I’ve only missed two Field Day events. Both times I was biking on a week long tour of the State of Wisconsin. So after taking...

ARRL Field Day Safety – Ham Radio Q&A

Field Day is fast approaching and soon parks and empty fields like the one behind me will be bustling with activity.  On the fourth full weekend of June more than 40,000 hams throughout North America hit the airwaves in what is billed the world’s largest amateur radio...