Winter Field Day 2019

Club members and participants will be setting up our station, W2SO, at the our Club House on Friday, January 25th, after 2 PM. We’ll be setting up the club operating stations, antennas, and amenities as we prepare to camp out in anticipation of this event.

Winter Field Day begins on Saturday, January 26th, 2019, at 2:00 PM and runs for a full 24 hours before ending on Sunday at 2:00 PM.

Join your friends and fellow Ham operators as the Lancaster Amateur Radio Club participates this year in Winter Field Day!.

Participate with your fellow Club Members!

Club members and participants will be setting up at the
Dunkirk Camp and Conference Center / Pilgrim Lodge   3602 Lakeshore Dr. Dunkirk, NY 14048    View Map on Friday, January 25th, after 2 PM. We’ll be setting up the club operating stations, antennas, and amenities as we prepare to camp out in anticipation of this event. There is a $25 fee per night for those staying overnight.

Winter Field Day Radio operating begins on Saturday, January 26th, 2019, at 2:00 PM and runs for a full 24 hours before ending on Sunday at 2:00 PM.

About Winter Field Day

Winter Field Day has been a popular Ham radio exercise since its inception in January of 2007. In recent years, organization has been driven through the Winter Field Day Association, a committee of operators ready to help run this practice drill.

Much like the ARRL’s Field Day, Winter Field Day is not a simple contest. Operators world-wide are challenged to practice and exercise their emergency communications skills during the winter months, in the face of inclement weather or adverse conditions.

Last year, LARC, operating as W2SO, took second place among indoor 6I class stations with a total score of 5,360, the third largest operating station in WFD overall.

Learn More

To learn more about Winter Field Day, including rules, site locations, and more, visit the official web site at https://www.winterfieldday.com/

If you have questions about how LARC will be participating, or how you can take part, feel free to reach out to the club via our website or Facebook. Reach us in person at a Thursday open house, or via radio during the Club Info Net on Monday nights.