The purpose of Winter Field Day is to foster HAM camaraderie, field operation, emergency operating preparedness, and just plain on the air, outdoor fun in the midst of winter for American, Canadian, and DX HAMs. Don’t let those winter doldrums keep you locked up in the house… get out and play some radio but be safe about it!! Winter Field Day is the last full weekend in January of each year and runs for 24 hours 1900 UTC Saturday to 1900 UTC Sunday. For 2021 this is January 30/31, 2021Continue reading
Come join Winter Field Day 2020 fun – a tri-club event that includes the Dallas Amateur Radio Club, Metrocrest Amateur Radio Club and the Irving Amateur Radio Club. This is an open public invitation – you don’t even need to have a HAM Radio license or a call sign to participate . The tri-club event will be operating under the special event call sign K5T and operating as 3I NTX. Details below.Continue reading
The DARC is planning a Winter Field Day 2019 outing. WFD 2019 runs for 24hrs starting 1 pm local Dallas Jan 26, 2019. Additional details and rules on Winter Field Day can be found on the Winter Field Day Association site here. This is a rain or shine event since we will operate indoors details below. Please see the link below for sign up.Continue reading
It looks like the rain will be over before the event begins, so Winter Field Day is a GO for this Saturday, January 27th, 2018. Setup will begin at Dreyfuss Point at 10:00 AM, operating will begin at 1:00 PM, and the Lecture and Lab will take place at about 11:00 AM.
For the Lecture and Lab, we’ll be doing a 2-meter antenna build. Bring $5.00 and your choice of connector to fit an RG-58 cable…you’ll be building a neat roll-up J-pole. A soldering iron might be helpful, but we should have some there. Even if the official time is 11:00 AM, we’ll keep materials around for anyone who comes out and wants to add a great antenna to their HT or portable rig.
Not only will the rain be gone, but the weather should be sunny and warm. Come on out and join us!
If you helped out at our Winter Field Day 2017 site, the results are posted! We weren’t the best in the land…but we did pretty well. We finished within the top 20 outdoor stations and we were #4 in our class. I’m proud of all of us who braved the wind at the lake this January. Get ready…Winter Field Day 2018 will be on January 27th and 28th.