Amateur Radio Weekly – Issue 162

Field Day event locator
See public Field Day sites that members of the public and media can attend.

Complete 2017 Field Day rules and information packet [PDF]
Field Day is always the fourth full weekend, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and ending at 2100 UTC Sunday.

W1AW Field Day Bulletin schedule
The Maritime Radio Historical Society station K6KPH will transmit the W1AW Field Day 2017 bulletin for the benefit of West Coast stations.

2017 AMSAT Field Day Rules
The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) promotes its own version of Field Day for operation via the amateur satellites, held concurrently with the ARRL event.

Field Day 2017: Final Plans
I remember the local club dropped off a generator and left Field Day to four of us teenage hams.

Answers to Top 10 Field Day Questions
Answers to the top 10 questions at Field Day, with questions omitted (and with 5 bonus answers).

Field Day 2017 is not about one day
The amateur who only has a $30 Chinese handheld radio but knows how to use it forward, backwards, and inside out is better off than the amateur who has a room full of high dollar equipment but can barely do more than turn the stuff on.
Off Grid Ham

How to make Field Day (or any remote operation) a success
An opportunity to promote our essential avocation, here’s my recipe for excellent execution.

Computer logging specifically for Field Day
If you’re still in the dark about how to use the logging software that your club or group will employ this weekend, these videos may help.


Solar powered Ham Radio station for Field Day
A solar powered station for portable use. HF/VHF/UHF and satellite ready.
Dan Cui

The Sun takes a breather for Field Day
Overall conditions should remain reasonably quiet, just in time for amateur radio operators participating in Field Day this weekend.
Tamitha Skov

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