ARRL Winter Field Day 2020
We are a go for WFD. We will be set up in the parking lot for the East Rim Overlook around 10am ET. Our mini field day will run to about 4:00pm ET or so as this is a day use area. We should have a camper for the event to keep us out of the weather but will have to use the pit-toilets on site. Plan on dressing for the weather and bring your favorite non-alcoholic beverage and your own lunch/snack. We will not be submitting our log for the contest but will treat this as a test as it be a single station with multiple operators under the W4BSF call sign.
The 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.
They 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 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 WFD 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 you will find this event a pleasant change and challenge to that of a normal summer time field day.