Trying to make a ham radio contact on HF means you might talk with someone in your neighborhood followed by someone half way around the world. Both kinds of contacts have a lot in common and before you earn DXCC or Worked All States you need your first! Jim goes through the basics in this video.
So you’ve decided you want to operate Field Day from your house. That’s awesome and you will have a lot of fun making contacts well into the night. This video will give you the basics of picking your operating class, things you should know if going to other sites to operate as well, plus some tips on logging and the always passionate discussion on “points!”
Want 200 quick bonus points for Field Day? This video has the tips!
Bonus Links ARRL Field Day Site: http://www.arrl.org/field-day
If you are going to operate in ARRL Field Day the last weekend in June you are going to need to know what your exchange is. This video takes you through why “One Delta Georgia” is a lot different than “8 Alpha Alaska”.
See the Field Day playlist for other videos in this series.
HTL-11 The Basics of Field Day and HTL-12 The Basics of Field Day Rules are available now.
HTL-13 The Basics of Field Day from Home will publish on Tuesday, June 1
HTL-14 The Basics of Submitting a Field Day Log will publish on Thursday, June 3
The first in a four-part series on ARRL Field Day. This video is a high level overview of what Field Day is, how find a site to get involved with, what you will see when you visit, and why you should jump in and go.
When people think of ham radio and public service they are usually focused on the great work hams do in times of crisis like storm spotting. But, hams enable a whole bunch of community groups to do so many events.