Field Day is an annual operating event when we take our radio gear out to the field and try to work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-
What stations are typically operating?
We typically run 3 or 4 operating positions (or bands) at the same time. HF SSB, HF CW, 6m/2m/440 SSB. In the past years we have also set up satellite, PSK, microwave, D-
Who should attend?
Our Field Day event is open to anyone interested in ham radio. New hams, or old timers, everyone is welcome. While you are welcome to drop in, we really appreciate some advanced warning so we can plan properly. Please send and email to
What should I bring?
It depends on what you want to do.
If you are coming up for a few hours to check things out, you really don’t need to bring anything but we highly recommend…
If you plan to stay over night (and you are very welcome to do that), you will need to bring your own camping gear
Can I bring something to donate to the effort?
We always welcome additional high capacity batteries (we mean your typical car or RV battery) and ICE. Lots of ICE.
What about radios and antennas?
You will be using the stations we have set up for the contest. If you have your own gear that you want to operate, that is fine also.
However, we need to coordinate all transmitters so there is no interference to the contest stations. For example, if you want to bring your satellite setup and operate while the contest stations are working HF, no problem. If you want to run some contacts on 40 fone, and we already have a station on 40m, then forget it.
I have never worked HF, let alone a contest. Can I operate?
Absolutely ! You gotta start somewhere and this is just the place! If you are a total noob and have never worked HF you will learn quickly. We will walk you through the steps. It’s really easy.
Should I bring my wife / husband / child / dog / visiting relative to field day?
It depends on their tolerance for ham radio and hanging around. They are more than welcome but what seems like a load of fun for us hams, can be pretty deadly dull for normal people. If you bring people or animals with you, please respect the fact that this is a radio-
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You can buy loads of cool Field Day junk here at the ARRL web site.
145.390 PL 100.0
443.225 PL 100.0
927.8625 DPL 023
443.975 PL 100.0
Mailing list coordination
We have a special Yahoogroup mailing list for Field Day coordination. Drop us an email at
info @ bay-
Past Field Days
Other useful resources
This is a free event but please let us know if you are planning to attend by clicking here. This way we can get an idea of how many people will participate.
We will have Pizza on Saturday evening.
If you are interested please purchase your pizza ticket here as well.
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