Winter Field Day

The Basics
Winter Field Day occurs in late January, yearly, sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association. Follow this link for details and the complete rules for the event.

The ARRL
It is pretty obvious that ARRL likes the idea of Winter Field Day as a chance to ready operators for the ARRL's Field Day event in June. You can read what they have to say about it the this link, the ARRL and Winter Field Day.

Indoors at the Club House
Though many stations involved like to rough it, and try operating outdoors during the last full weekend in January, the Anne Arundel Radio Club has done all its competing so far from the fully heated environment of the AARC Club House. We will do so again at the 2018 event. This puts us in the "Home" category.

Date/Time/Bands/Modes
Winter Field Day is a 24 hour long event, from Saturday, January 27th\, 2018, 2pm EST (1900 UTC) to Sunday, January 28th, 2018, 2pm EST (1900 UTC). All bands may be used, except 12, 17, 30 and 60 meters which prohibit contesting. All modes are available. There are even suggested CW and SSB frequencies.

Category/Class
Our entry category will be "Home" as we will be operating from inside a structure normally used for holding an Amateur Radio Station. Our class will depend on the highest number of stations we can have in operation simultaneously during the contest. Though plans are underway to expand our club house capabilities to four operating stations, it is most likely that we will be using two stations this year.

Contest Exchange/Logging/Training
Our 2018 contest exchange will likely be '2H' or '2 Hotel' on phone. It is our goal to have two operators per station at all times, with one operating the transceiver, and the other logging contacts using N1MM+ contest logging software. Like all AARC contests we will have people on hand who will be more than glad to train new operators and loggers in those facets of the hobby. So if you are new to ham radio, we'd love to have your participate. We mean it!

You Are Invited To Participate
You don't have to be present for all 24 hours. If you have an hour to spend, come by the club house and operate for that hour. We will work you in. Remember our goal is to have a good time. It is not to win contests!