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ARRL Field Day 2013

Posted by ks6m on 21st June 2013

ARRL Field Day 2013 happens this weekend! 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 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.

If your group is hosting a Field Day site, you probably know what to do and are doing it already. If you are not connected to a group that is hosting a Field Day site, you can enjoy a visit to a nearby site. Locate Field Day sites with the ARRL Field Day Site Locator (http://www NULL.arrl

You can also operate on your own during Field Day, even if you are limited to the VHF and UHF bands. To learn how, see the ARRL Field Day (http://www NULL.arrl Web pages.

Field Day goes live on Saturday morning at 11:00 am PDT. It continues for 24 hours, though some Field Day sites will not be in operation for that full period.

Have a great Field Day, and 73 …

John Rabold KS6M, Section Emergency Coordinator, ARRL East Bay Section

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Ham radio story on (broadcast) radio

Posted by ks6m on 3rd August 2012

The East Bay Section’s Technical Coordinator Kristen McIntyre K6WX and her son Christopher KG6SVI were among those interviewed August 2 on KALW-FM (http://www NULL.kalw about the magic of Amateur Radio. The story touches on ham radio topics such as CW, youth, DX, the unpredictability of propagation, and emergency communications.

This interview neatly sidesteps a common problem with media stories about ham radio: in most cases the journalist is clueless about our hobby. Apply the Walter Cronkite solution: in this case, the reporter is himself a ham, Mike Meenan ND6MM.

Read and listen to this story (http://www NULL.kalw

John Rabold KS6M
Section Emergency Coordinator, ARRL East Bay Section

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2012 Field Day Packet Now Available

Posted by ks6m on 3rd February 2012

It’s that time of year again — time to start gearing up for ARRL Field Day, June 23-24, 2012! ARRL’s flagship operating event — always held the fourth full weekend in June — brings together new and experienced hams for 24 hours of operating fun. Field Day packets are now available for download (http://www NULL.arrl from the ARRL Web site.

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USS Hornet Amateur Radio Club Field Day Event Sat., June 25

Posted by af6aq on 22nd June 2011

Date: 2011-06-22, 3:37PM

USS Hornet Amateur Radio Club To Hold
Field Day Event in Alameda

On Saturday, June 25, 2011, Historic Ship’s radio club to demonstrate ham radio emergency operations — the public is invited to visit.

ALAMEDA, CALIF. — Beginning Saturday morning, June 25, 2011, a group of “ham” radio operators from the USS Hornet museum ship will be setting up a host of amateur radio stations outdoors, providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the nuts and bolts of emergency radio operations.

Moreover, the event, which has been a family-fun favorite for generations, is completely free and open to the public.

As part of the American Radio Relay League’s nation-wide “Field Day,” the Hornet Hams will be communicating with some of the 35,000 other radio operators across the country that will be on the air for the event. Field Day has been a day of outdoor fun for amateur radio enthusiasts since 1933 — and is always open to public. In fact, kids and adults alike are encouraged to visit field day stations and get on the air. It’s your opportunity to try your hand at ham radio.

“This is the premier radio event of the year,” said Jon Pszenitzki, president of the USS Hornet Amateur Radio. “It’s a lot of fun to be outdoors, setting up radio stations and talking with people from near and far,” he said. “It’s seriously good family fun, and a great way to see ham radio in action.”

The Hornet Hams will be setting up their battery-only powered radios at Alameda Point, just north of the soccer field (known as Hornet Field), West Hornet Drive and 8th Street, Alameda, Calif., adjacent to the USS Hornet Museum Ship. In addition to the outdoor fun (there will be a balloon-supported antenna in use!), tours of the club’s onboard radio room will also be given.

Be sure to visit the Hornet Hams at Hornet Field in Alameda on Saturday, June 25, 2011, beginning at 11:00 am and running all day. For more information about the USS Hornet Amateur Radio Club, visit .

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PIO Webinar!

Posted by af6aq on 7th April 2010



Want Ham Radio to Grow?

Join the free 90 minute webinar on April 22nd beginning at 9:00 PM EDT (https://www1 NULL.gotomeeting



Field Day is the #1 event to get attention for Ham Radio in your area. 


Learn how to:

·         set up a Field Day publicity calendar,

·         invite elected officials and dignitaries,

·         get proclamations issued,

·         post your FD event on local media outlets and community bulletin boards,

·         get audio and video PSAs on local radio and TV stations,

·         how to use newer social networks like Facebook and Twitter


Draw people to your Field Day event.


Join the free 90 minute webinar on April 22nd beginning at 9:00 PM EDT (https://www1 NULL.gotomeeting


Hosted by ARRL’s Atlantic Division in concert with ARRL’s Public Relations Committee


 (0100 GMT April 23). 

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