What is Field Day?
Field Day is ham radio's open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.
The Ashtabula County Amateur Radio Club welcomes any interested person to our Field Day Event. Our event details are listed below. If you are not in our area, and cannot attend our event, but are still interested in seeing what Amateur Radio is all about first-hand, you can find an event close to you using the ARRL Field Day Station Locator.
For 2020, the ARRL has implemented some new rules due to the Coronavirus pandemic. So, those not comfortable gathering at the in-person event can submit a log and have any points earned count towards the club total.
For the 2020 edition of Field Day, the Ashtabula County Amateur Radio Club will meet at the Pine Lake ATV Center at 3796 Maple Road, Jefferson, Ohio.
The club will have the trailer onsite for setting up radios and antennas. We will also have access to a building or shelter for food, testing, operating, shelter, etc. Participants are also welcome to use any part of the facility's grounds to set up equipment and experiment.
Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday.
For 2020, that will be June 27 - 28.
See it on the Calendar.
Setup will be Friday, June 26, 2020 at the Field Day site.
Field Day is for everyone with an interest in any aspect of Amateur Radio.
The Ashtabula County Amateur Radio Club welcomes anyone to our Field Day operations. From visiting Hams, young people's groups such as schools, scouts, or other clubs. Government officials, and public safety officers.
Stop by our operations during the event and get a tour, information about Amateur Radio, or even "get on the air" with one of our radio stations.