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18th Annual Field Day Directory and Homepage

2017 ARRL FD logo June 24-25, 2017.

Always the fourth full weekend in June

Field Day

is not just a contest


Directory Page has Interactive version of above Map.
For WMA, RI, CT, ME, VT, NH see our unofficial NEDiv Note page and the the new, national "Site Locator"

Field Day map and directory static image. Follow links to directory page.

Field Day is more than a contest or QSL/certificate Operating Event. For most clubs, it is part contest, part camp-out, part publicity stunt, and part emergency-operations exercise.

From the ARES side, we usually emphasize the field-deployment drill aspects, of course. That's normal and good; a major aspect of field-day is demonstrating that we can operate in the field. However, ARES training can also be used in, or combined with, the planning and organization of Field Day, and in the operating style your club chooses.EMA Section ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service ) page link Please see the ARES site for late-breaking news on SKYWARN and FieldDay Lightning Safety.

Change Log moved to About Page. Please Read the Safety Tips on the Safety Pages.


Pages in FD web: EMA FD Home! § Directory! § Site List § Tour Plans
§ FD and ICS/NIMS ! § FD Planning,Rules, Scoring, & ARES § Safety: Safety Officer, Lightning, Heat, Resources!
§
EMA FD History 1999-2016 § About (Notes, Credits)
Up: EMA Home § EMA ARES


What is Field Day?GOTA (Get On The Air) pin logo

Each year the ARRL (and its sister the RAC, formerly CRRL) sponsor a Field Day on the weekend after Fourth Full Weekend in June. On this weekend, Amateur Radio Operators operate from the field, as a simulated emergency test or public demonstration. In the ARRL EMA Section (all Mass counties east of Worcester Co.), quite a few clubs will be participating with club stations from public parks etc. This page is an attempt to catalog them in advance. The sponsors of this page are EMA ARRL, and CEMARC, the Council of Eastern Mass Amateur Radio Clubs.

One of the goals of the EMA FD Directory Website is publicizing Field Day.

But the major goal always has been helping (and encouraging) EMA Field Staff & Leadership to plan visits to nearby field day sites, as is our custom -- and helping us hit as many different ones as possible instead of all hitting the same obvious ones. Please hit the ones closest to your home and particularly ones that are highlighted as not having been visited last year (and aren't yet shown as being hit by someone else this year. The EMA Section Manager's 2002 and 2003 Tour results photo log pages are posted, and linked to the clubs' entries here.

Emergency Communications as part of Field Day -- the ARRL has added EOCs as Class F stations effective 2003.


Potential ARES benefits from Field Day


Pages in FD web: EMA FD Home! § Directory! § Site List § Tour Plans
§ FD and ICS/NIMS ! § FD Planning,Rules, Scoring, & ARES § Safety: Safety Officer, Lightning, Heat, Resources!
§
EMA FD History 1999-2016 § About (Notes, Credits)
Up: EMA Home § EMA ARES


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