Wilson County Radio League
[ Winter Field Day ]
Field Day is a day of Ham radio fun, learning and emergency prepping. Amateur Radio Stations from all over will be making contacts and logging them in an effort to see who can talk to more people and accrue the most points.
Even more important than the contest, field day is great practice for when an event occurs that may render your cell phone or normal means of communication inoperable. Everyone is invited to join us and learn about ham radio and emergency communication.
When: January 28th 2017 / 10am-5pm
Where: 8630 Sparta Pike Watertown, Tn 37184
Please leave a comment if you have any questions or if you would like to participate. EVERYONE is welcome to come by.
See below excerpt and rules for the contest from the “Winter Field Day Association ”
Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) is a dedicated group of Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns.
We believe as do those entities of ARRL Organizations like ARES & RACES that maintaining your operational skills should not be limited to fair weather scenarios. The addition of a Winter Field Day will enhance those already important skills of those that who generously volunteer their time and equipment to these organizations. This is why WFDA is open to all licensed amateur radio operators worldwide.
Disasters are unpredictable by nature and can strike when you least expect them. WFDA’s goal is to help enhance your skills and ready you for all environmental conditions found in the US and Canada during the spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Preparedness is the key to a professional and timely response during any event and this is what local and state authorities are expecting when they reach out to the emergency service groups that offer their services.
If you are serious about emergency communications as we are; we welcome you to join us for our yearly event. We are sure that you will find this event a pleasant change and challenge to that of a normal summer time field day.