Field Day

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Field Day 2017 is approaching, and we are already off to a GREAT start!

Field Day starts at 1800 UTC (1300 CST) on Saturday, June 24th. There will be lots of HF Radio stations for everyone to get a chance to make contacts. We will have a “Get On The Air” (GOTA) station for newly licensed amateurs, and non-licensed amateurs to try their hand at radio. This is always a fun event for our club, we will have activities, lots of radio stations, and a big club dinner. Family and friends are all welcome to come out and join in the fun. If you would like to volunteer for Field Day 2016, or if you have any questions. Then please contact me, Mike Brown – AE5WT, at


Q: When is Field Day?

A: Field Day is always the last full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. Field Day 2017 will be held June 24-25, 2017.; however AARO will only be participating on Saturday, June 24th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

Q: What is the objective of Field Day?

A: The Objective is to work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.

Q: Will there be a Talk-In station to direct me to Field Day?

A: Yes, K5NNN, will be manning the Talk-In station on 147.380 MHz + (162.2).


Click here FAQ’s to view other Frequently Asked Questions.

Click here Map to get directions for the AARO Field Day site.

Click here 2017 Rules to view the ARRL rules for Field Day.

Click here ARRL Filed Day to see more about filed day from the ARRL.


Also please don’t forget to abide by these club rules this year

The club rules for working on Field Day (beside the ARRL Rules listed above) are that you MUST use the Club Call-sign AA5RO, and that you are ONLY to work ONE assigned band per station; however there is nothing preventing you from working other stations in the club. So you can go to the 20M Station or the 40M Station, and relieve a member, but there will not be more than one radio per assigned Station. In other words we can jump around Stations but we cannot jump around Bands at our individual Station.

Mike Brown
Field Day Chairman