The Amateur Radio Relay League’s annual “Field Day” is scheduled for June 26 and 27.
The Field Day involves amateur radio operators connecting with as many other amateur operators as possible within the time allotted. Though competitive to a certain extent there is no official competition. The point of the event is to demonstrate the continuing viability of local/regional/national amateur radio networks and their ability to respond to prospective disaster scenarios.
Cool tchotchkes such as t-shirts, hats and mugs are available to participants. Activity is expected to be across all amateur bands except for the 12-, 17-, 30- and 60-meter bands. The ARRL has organized more than 1,500 gathering sites for operators.