Get ready for 2021 ARRL Field Day

The annual ARRL Field Day is one of the largest communications exercises in the world.  The event is held on the last full weekend of June and attracts more than 40,000 radio amateurs from Canada and the USA, as they "go to the field" to practice and refine their emergency communications skills.

Thanks to J. Mitch Hopper (K9ZXO) and his staff of volunteers for assembling this outstanding video describing the purpose of this "classic" Amateur Radio "contest" and emergency communications event.

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Here are some general comments about the event. | ARRL Field Day is amateur radio's open house. Every June, more than 40,000 radio amateurs (also known as 'ham radio' operators) throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate the capabilities of the Amateur Radio Service and the science, skill and service of hams to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. ARRL Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio. For more info, visit Get ready for 2021 ARRL Field Day | June 26-27 This short video includes everything you need to know to prepare for 2021 ARRL Field Day, including an explanation of temporary rule waivers to allow for the greatest participation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rules allow flexibility for hams to participate as individuals (even from home), or in group settings -- like a radio club that sets up outdoors in a public park. Local, state, and national government and health requirements and recommendations should be followed by all participants. THANKS TO... Thanks especially to J. Mitch Hopper, K9ZXO, QSL Manager -- Sangamon Valley Radio Club, Springfield, Illinois, for sharing this video with ARRL. And to... Don W9EBK Ben K9IDQ Todd KD9BNQ Ken KA9VYN Chuck K9PLX Tim N9UPZ Roger K9LJB For ARRL: Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R Bart Jahnke, W9JJ Paul Bourque, N1SFE ABOUT THIS VIDEO A production of Angry Kitty Productions and Custom Video Systems Co. and K9ZXO What is amateur radio (or “ham radio”) — #arrl #hamradio #AmateurRadio #ARRLFD
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).



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