Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,

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What is Field Day?

Someone asked this yesterday and each person they talked to gave a different set of answers. Here is the list as I remember it:

1. A time to show people what ham radio looks like and sounds like and even let them try it out
2. A fun time for hams to get together
3. A chance to design, build, and use large antennas that a ham wouldn't be able to build alone
4. A chance for hams to practice setting up stations in the field from scratch as a form of emergency training and preparedness
5. A learning experience where hams can learn new skills and technology (in my case, tying knots in ropes and dressing flesh wounds)
6. A contest to see which group can make the most contacts over a 24-hour period
7. The best weekend of the year (according to one friend of mine!)
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