Field Day

The most popular on-the-air operating event in Amateur Radio.
Gear up and get in on the action!

WHEN: June 25th 9AM CST through June 26th 2PM CST
WHERE: Camp Tyler – Whitehouse, Texas

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What is ARRL Field Day?

Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies,
an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!
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.
It is a time when 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 to the general
public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar.
The contest part simply involves contacting as many other stations as possible while
learning 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 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—ham radio has been called into action again
and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Amateur Radio
operators (also called “hams”) are well known for our communications support in
real disaster and post-disaster situations.

What is the ARRL?

With more than 160,000 members, the ARRL
is the national association for Amateur Radio in the
USA. ARRL is the primary source of information
about what is going on in ham radio. It provides
books, news, support and information for individuals
and clubs, special events, continuing education
classes and other benefi ts for its members.

What is Amateur Radio?

Often called “ham radio,” the Amateur Radio
Service is a worldwide community of licensed
operators using the airwaves with every conceivable
means of communications technology. It is made
up of people who enjoy learning and being able
to transmitvoice, data and pictures through the air
to places both near and far without depending on
commercial systems.
The Amateur Radio frequencies are the last remaining place in the usable radio spectrum
where you as an individual can develop and experiment with wireless communications.
Hams not only can build and modify their equipment, but we create whole new ways
to communicate via the airwaves.

Field Day Location

Camp Tyler
15143 Camp Tyler Rd
Whitehouse, Texas 75791
Phone: (903) 565-4475