Field Day
Field Day 2017: June 24th & 25th !!! ARRL Field Day 2016

Field Day is the biggest event of the year for the Blackstone Valley Amateur Radio club. On the weekend of June 24th, BVARC will set-up field operations. We will be trying to make as many contacts as we can using emergeny power.

Field Day is open to the public. Have you ever been curious about Amateur Radio? Well, this is a great opportunity to see what it is all about!

This year we have a "GOTA" station. That stands for Get On The Air. This station is for new and inactive Hams... and unlicensed people who would like to give it try. Click on the GOTA tab for details.

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About Field Day Field Day 10

The Blackstone Valley Amateur Radio Club will join with thousands of Amateur Radio operators who will be showing off their emergency capabilities on the weekend of June, 24th. Over the past year, the news has been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical communications during unexpected emergencies in towns across America including the California wildfires, winter storms, tornadoes and other events world-wide. During Hurricane Katrina, Amateur Radio – often called “Ham radio” - was often the ONLY way people could communicate, and hundreds of volunteer “hams” traveled south to save lives and property.

Chopmist Hill
Historic Field Day Site

Seventy years ago this week Rhode Islanders swarmed into the streets with other joyous Americans celebrating the end of World War II. It would be three more months before the world learned of Rhode Island’s top-secret role in defeating Germany and Japan.

It was a tale of espionage, now virtually forgotten, centered in, of all places, an old farmhouse in Scituate.

The clandestine mission that went on up there on Chopmist Hill from 1941 through 1945 not only helped defeat the enemy, historians say, but brought to Rhode Island the representatives of a new organization called the United Nations, looking for a headquarters location.

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When trouble is brewing, Amateur Radio’s people are often the first to provide rescuers with critical information and communications. On the weekend of June 24 - 25, the public will have a chance to meet and talk with our clubs ham radio operators and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about. Showing the newest digital and satellite capabilities, voice communications and even historical Morse code, hams from across the USA will be holding public demonstrations of emergency communications abilities.This annual event, called "Field Day" is the climax of the week long "Amateur Radio Week" sponsored by the ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio. Using only emergency power supplies, ham operators will construct emergency stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and back yards around the country. Their slogan, "Ham radio works when other systems don't! " is more than just words to the hams as they prove they can send messages in many forms without the use of phone systems, internet or any other infrastructure that can be compromised in a crisis. More than 30,000 amateur radio operators across the country participated in last year's event.

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