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Calgary Amateur Radio Field Day 2018

  • 26 May 2018 2:58 PM
    Reply # 6265474 on 6149452

    On 2018-05-26 12:16 PM, wrote: ​

    The following information is courtesy of the American Radio Relay League

    ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 40,000 Radio Amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.

    Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practise for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN! It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles.

    While some will treat it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practise their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar.

    The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions. We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fundraisers such as walk-a-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums – these are all large, preplanned, non-emergency activities.

    But despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems – or maybe because they ARE so complex – Amateur Radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Radio Amateurs are well known for our communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations.

    Contact your municipality for support, your news crews to drop by for important coverage to help raise the Amateur Radio profile within the community, and invite your government leaders to drop by your site.

    Don't forget to share your Field Day stories with us! We would love to hear about your Field Day activities and would be happy to consider them for publication in The Canadian Amateur magazine. Please send them to us by using our online "Members Stories" form or by sending it directly to

    Don't forget to follow Field Day on via Twitter using #ARRLFD and #RACFD and share your stories with RAC on Facebook at

    For more information visit:
    Alan Griffin
    RAC MarCom Director

    720 Belfast Road, #217
    Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z5

    613-244-4367, 1- 877-273-8304

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    Last modified: 26 May 2018 3:39 PM | Robert
  • 11 May 2018 1:06 PM
    Message # 6149452
    Peter Barry (Administrator)

    Multi Club field day at Military Museum field.

    This will happen if YOU participate!  If interested, come to meeting at Saturday morning coffee klatch, Sunridge Mall food court 10:00 am, Sat, May 12

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