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Field Day 2023

June 24 @ 8:00 am - June 25 @ 12:00 pm MDT

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, thousands of radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups, or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.

Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest, and, most of all, FUN! It is a time when many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to 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.
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.

We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fund-raisers such as walk-a-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls, and museums — these are all large, preplanned, non-emergency activities. But 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 a real disaster
and post-disaster situations.

The Amateur Radio frequencies are the last remaining place in the usable radio spectrum 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.
For More Information visit: www.arrl.org/field-day

Join us for our premier event!  We’ll be at the Colorado Campground, 7 miles north of Woodland Park on Highway 67. More details to follow. Keep an eye out for the weekly news blast.

How to get there:
From the I-25 and Highway 24 intersection in Colorado Springs, travel west on Highway 24 for about 18 miles to the intersection with Highway 67 in Woodland Park. Turn right (north) on Highway 67 and drive about 6.7 miles to Colorado Campground. The campground is on the right side of the road.

Google Map Pin https://goo.gl/maps/HZx5vASnhk1qU2hP8

We have space for tent campers already reserved.  If you are bringing an RV make your reservation as soon as you can.

Signups for Field Day Are Now Available
Signups for activities and operations are now open on our Field Day Signup Genius page.


Below is the sign-up link for the club meal on Saturday evening.   Signing up is helpful (to make sure we have enough food), it’s not mandatory – even if you forget to sign up for the meal please come anyway!


June 24 @ 8:00 am MDT
June 25 @ 12:00 pm MDT
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