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 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...

New Product: WVRA 2016 Amateur Radio Calendar

Hams like their wallpaper. Be it exotic QSO cards, certificates, or a big fancy map. Now here’s another item you can add to the wall: the Wisconsin Valley Radio Association calendar. This twelve month calendar is jam packed with color photos of amateur radio...

My Field Day 2014 Adventure

In the 15 year’s I’ve held my amateur radio license, I’ve hardly ever missed a Field Day. I also thought I had seen just about everything that could happen or go wrong at a field day site. I’ve experienced brutal hot weather, endless bugs, rain...

ARRL Field Day 2013 Wrap-Up

How’d your Field Day operation go? I’m glad to say that for the local club I’m involved with, the Wisconsin Valley Radio Association in Wausau, WI, we have another successful Field Day in the books. While we may not have had the most contacts, or hit...