ARRL Field Day 2016

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About ARRL Field Day

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air Amateur (Ham) Radio 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.

ARRL Field Day Home

ARRL Field Day Poster


Frank Demeter's Farm / Montana Mountain

Intersection of Demeter Rd. and Buckhorn Dr. in White Township, New Jersey

Coordinates: 40.775926 N, 75.057851 W

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Talk-In 146.820 -600kz 110.9hz

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Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. Field Day 2016 is June 25-26.

  • Setup: Friday, June 23rd (any 24 hours leading up to 1400 EDT Saturday)
  • Contest Period: 1400 EDT Saturday, Jun 24th till 1400 EDT Sunday, June 25th.
  • Tear-down: 1401 EDT Sunday, June 25th till it's done


Field Day Rules 2016

Current plan is to operate 3 ALPHA. Three transmitters total.

  • Station One: 20/15/10 Meter Phone
    • (Captain: KC2VWI)
  • Station Two: Digital (Hopefully not on 20M)
    • (Captain: K2FN)
  • Station Three: Alternate 80/40 Meter Phone / Satellite
    • (Captain: KA2PBT)
    • Tower #3 (BLUE) 28' with Horizontal cross members
    • Yaesu Rotor
    • 6 Meter Beam
    • halyards for 40/80 inverted V
    • Inventory

(1) Possible separate operating position for 6 Meter (VHF)

Equipment still needed


  • N2WTQ



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