ARRL 2012 Field Day – http://www.arrl.org/field-day
To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.
ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. Each year over 35,000 amateurs gather with their clubs, friends or simply by themselves to operate.
ARRL Field Day is not a fully adjudicated contest, which explains much of its popularity. 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, most groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to local elected community leaders, key individuals with 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.
* Amid tons of radio signals, often on top of each other or very close by causing QRM (a Q Code for Being Interfered With) – Alan Spicer (KA4UDX) is participating in the Field Day Event from the home QTH. Operating on the “Low Bands” or H.F. (High Frequency bands) in the 1.6 to 30 Mhz range – using a Kenwood TS-480SAT Transceiver, MFJ-986 Manual Antenna Tuner (Differential-T Roller Inductor), Ameritron Al-811 (3 Russian Svetlana 572-B Vacuum Tubes), and various antennas (Off Center Fed Dipole, Ground Mounted 6 Band Trapped Vertical) – to contact as many stations as possible, practise emergency and adverse conditions operations, and demonstrating Amateur Radio …
* Some video may be placed on http://www.youtube.com/user/alanspicertelecom.
73 de KA4UDX,