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ALAMANCE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB  •  Field Day

AARC Field Day:

Field Day 2013 logo“Field Day” is the annual exercise, begun in 1935, where hams from all over North America leave the comfort of their home stations to set up and operate from other locations, typically camping out, under simulated emergency conditions.

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.

Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice 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 practice 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; fund-raisers such as walka-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums — these are all large, preplanned, non-emergency activities.

 

Scroll down to see how AARC fared in Field Days past.

 

 

Field Day 2013 logo Congratulations to the Alamance Amateur Radio Clubs's Field day operating as K4EG and GOTA station W4VGC for finishing in 5th place out of 66 stations reporting nation wide running Category 2F.  We finished 255th out of 2,720 nationwide. A total of 1,358 QSOs and a score of 5,168. 

Field Day 2012 logoThe results for Field Day 2012 have now been posted, and the Alamance Amateur Radio Club’s operation as K4EG (with GOTA station W4VGZ) achieved thirteenth place among the 79 North Carolina stations reporting.  The total of 902 QSOs placed us as 87th among the 408 stations running Category 2A.  We were 398th nationwide out of a total of 2,617.  All told, 48 individuals contributed to the club’s respectable achievement.

Field Day 2011 logoFor Field Day 2011, the Alamance Amateur Radio Club’s operation as K4EG (with GOTA station W4VGZ) achieved eighth place among the 73 North Carolina stations reporting.  A total of 1,082 QSOs resulted in 4,622 points, placing us as 63rd among the 349 stations running Category 3A.  We were 329th nationwide out of a total of 2,632.  25 individuals contributed to the club’s score.

Field Day 2010 logoFor Field Day 2010, the Alamance Amateur Radio Club’s operation as K4EG (with GOTA station W4VGZ) achieved seventh place among the 69 North Carolina stations reporting.  A total of 1,533 QSOs resulted in 6,138 points, placing us as 35th among the 424 stations running Category 2A.  We were 165th nationwide out of a total of 2,617.  30 individuals contributed to the club’s score.

Field Day 2009 logoFor Field Day 2009, the Alamance Amateur Radio Club’s operation as K4EG (with GOTA station W4JPL) achieved seventh place among the 73 North Carolina stations reporting.  A total of 2,062 QSOs resulted in 7,188 points, placing us second among the 78 stations running Category 2F.  We were 125th nationwide out of a total of 2,603.  25 individuals contributed to the club’s score.

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Last updated October 28th 2015 by “Billy Blanchard”

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