FIELD DAY 2021

 

TRI-COUNTY RADIO ASSOCIATION – FIELD DAY
SATURDAY JUNE 26, 2:00pm to SUNDAY JUNE 27, 2:00pm
LOCATION:  WATCHUNG RESERVATION “THE LOOP” W.R. TRACY DRIVE, MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ

Watchung Reservation is easily accessed from either Summit Lane or New Providence Road from Route 22.
Use GPS Coordinates 40.686673, -74.374088

Map available on arrl.org field day locator.

What is Field Day?
Field Day is the single most popular Amateur Radio on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. This year Field Day will take place on the weekend of June 26-27. Members of the Tri-County Radio Association will gather to operate remotely from the Watchung Reservation. Field Day is considered practice for emergencies, an informal contest, a campout, and most of all, FUN! It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles.

For the TCRA it is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to government organizations that we might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. Field Day is one of the highlights of our 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.

What is Ham Radio?   Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It’s fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need.

Why would I be interested in Ham radio?  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 people (also called “hams”) are well known for our communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations. You have heard of digital communications. Ham radio is the original form of digital communications using Morse Code! The Amateur Radio frequencies are where you as an individual can develop and experiment with wireless communications. Hams not only can make and modify their equipment, but can create whole new ways to do things.
Come visit us on Field Day! For more information contact: Paul Biener, kd2drm@arrl.net