This year’s Field Day is just weeks away (June 28-29th) , and by now your preparations should be well under way. Whether your focus for the event is an Emergency Preparedness Display, a Public Service Demonstration or just an excuse to get on the air, the main thing is to have fun. Contact your municipality for support, your news crews to drop by for important coverage to help raise the Amateur Radio profile within the community, and invite your government leaders to drop by your site.
This is also a great time to recruit new Hams, or encourage “just licensed” Hams to join you to get their “feet wet” with pile ups, experiencing for the first time the thrill of having the world at their fingertips.
Field Day is also a great time to recruit new RAC members, or to repatriate ones who have not renewed for one reason or another. Why not place some RAC membership forms on your Public Information table. (Contact the RAC head office for any support i.e. application forms)
For full Field Day rules and details, please visit the ARRL website. Have fun!
Geoff Bawden VE4BAW
President and (Acting) Chief Field Services Officer RAC