Its that time of year again folks - ARRL Field Day is here June 23-24, 2012!
Field Day is a contest, an emergency preparedness exercise, a public relations demonstration, a great event for clubs, and a great way to get on the air and have some fun. The spirit of Field Day is to operate away from the shack, commercial power, under field conditions for 24 hours in June.
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 open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.
Checkout the ARRL Field Day website for complete details. Don't forget the sun screen, bug spray, and plenty of snacks and water.
Hope to hear you all on the air.
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