Winter Field Day 2017
January 28-29 @  Harry Browne Airport

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The Winter Field Day will be held at Harry Browne Airport beginning at noon (12 PM) on Saturday January 28, 2017.  This will be a combined ARES and SVARA event and is open to all operators.  Like the summer field day, we will have multiple stations operating from the county communications trailer and possibly the conference room of the airport terminal if needed.  We are planning to man the stations for as long as possible depending on the weather.  Those interested in operation a station, please contact Ron Huss, KC8YVF at

NOTE: New setup area will be next to the west side of the airport terminal building.  Will can utilize the fence post for attaching our antenna lines.  We will use the terminal conference room for our warming and eating area for this years event.  Operators please keep this in mind when determining your best solution for your antenna setup.

Setup will begin at 9 AM

The 2017 Winter Field Day will be held from 1700 UCT (12:00 noon EST) Saturday January 28, 2017 through 1700 UCT (12:00 noon EST) Sunday January 29, 2017.

The object of the event is familiar to most Amateur Radio operators: set up emergency-style communications and make as many contacts as possible during the 24 hour period. The rules encourage as many contacts on as many bands and modes as possible, because during a real emergency, the most important factor is the ability to communicate, regardless of band, mode, distance or weather.

The official rules can be found at Winter Field Day web site and the event is open to all amateurs.


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