My Field Day Journey–Phil Temples, K9HI

On June 25-26, 2022, New England Division Vice Director Phil Temples, K9HI traveled approximately 320 miles and visited seven Field Day sites in Western and Eastern Massachusetts.  He attempted to make it eight––the Algonquin ARC at Crow Island in Stow––but Murphy had other plans. 

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Jeremy Breef-Pilz, KB1REQ at New England Sci-Tech Field Day

Wellesley ARS gang posed with Amateur Radio Day Proclamation

PART's traditional Field Day cake

Amateur Radio Field Day Talk on WCAP 980 (Lowell, MA), June 24, 2022


Station WCAP 980 kHz will host a talk segment featuring two Eastern MA amateur radio club presidents today (June 24) at 4:10 PM. 

Gary Frascarelli, W1GFF, President of the Billerica Amateur Radio Society and Bruce Blain, K1BG, President of the Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club, will discuss ARRL Field Day on the program. 

The Class B station features a talk/oldies radio format. It covers the Merrimack Valley with 5,000 watts of power. 

Listeners outside of the area can tune in to the program on the web at <>.

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An audio recording of the program is also available

Northern Berkshire ARC 2022 Field Day Publicity: “Windsor: Ham radio club slates field day”

Berkshire Eagle Field Day storyFrom The Berkshire Eagle, June 21, 2022:

“Ham radio operators from the Northern Berkshire Amateur Radio Club in Berkshire County will participate in a national Field Day exercise from 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, until 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at 440 Peru Road [Windsor, MA]. The public is invited.

“Field Day has been organized since 1933 by the American Radio Relay League, the National Association for Amateur Radio in the United States. The event highlights ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent, wireless communications network.” [Full story]

Governor Baker Proclaims June 25 “Amateur Radio Day” in Massachusetts

copy of MA Amateur Radio Day Proclamation in MAMassachusetts radio amateurs are being recognized for their service to the public in times of hurricanes, tornados, flood and other emergencies with a special proclamation by Governor Charles D. Baker declaring June 25, 2022 as “Amateur Radio Day” in the Commonwealth. The day coincides with the 2022 ARRL Field Day event.

The proclamation was obtained by Massachusetts State Government Liaison Hank McCarl, W4RIG, of Gloucester. McCarl contacted Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr’s (N1UIU) office to arrange for the issuance of the proclamation.

Copies of the proclamation will be distributed to both Eastern and Western Massachusetts Section Managers so that they may display the documents as they tour field day sites in their respective sections.

Port City ARC Special Event Station K1R at Field Day, Stratham Hill Park, Stratham, NH

2021 Field Day logoPort City Amateur Radio Club (W1WQM and NM1JY) are celebrating its 60th year at Stratham Hill Park, Stratham, NH (Rockingham County) during the ARRL FD event June 25-27, 2021 with the special event call K1R.

According to Mark Pride, K1RX, “This year we are especially  happy to rejoin, face to face on the hill.  [It is] a simple setup this year, where public facing is the main objective under CDC guidelines and showing our continued support for emergency preparedness for the local community and demonstrating the wide range of activities associated with Amateur Radio.”

K9HI to Tour Field Day Sites in New England

2021 Field Day logoARRL Vice Director Phil Temples, K9HI, announced his plans to tour several New England Field Day sites this weekend, June 26-27, 2021.

“I hate to divulge my actual itinerary ahead of time. Invariably one gets delayed talking to people and then misses hitting all of the planned locations,” Phil writes. “My plans are to initially swing down through southeastern Massachusetts, then head for Rhode Island. If there’s time left over, I’ll try and get to Connecticut and swing up through central Massachusetts.”

Field Day is an annual Amateur Radio exercise, widely sponsored by IARU regions and member organizations, encouraging emergency communications preparedness among amateur radio operators. In the United States, it is typically the largest single emergency preparedness exercise in the country, with over 30,000 operators participating each year.


“Let’s Make 2 Meters Great Again!” Field Day Initiative

A Connecticut amateur has proposed a nationwide coordinated schedule for making contacts on 2 meters over the 2021 Field Day weekend.
“My name is Nick Kettle KC1DWH. I am a member and secretary of the Fidelity Amateur Radio Club. I am writing to inform area clubs about an initiative I have started regarding activity on 2 meters.
“I participated in the last VHF contest and I found there was a lack of activity in the band, also understanding many things such as propagation are variables of course. I developed several coordinated dates and times over the course of the upcoming Field Day where clubs and hams can get on the air and use 2 meters. This will give an opportunity for especially newer hams who have FM gear to make QSOs but also show them other modes available with their privileges.
“I would appreciate if you could share this. This has been shared across many ham radio group pages across the country on Facebook. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and best of luck to those participating in Field Day. I have attached a jpeg and the PDF attachment of the flyer with the requisite information.”
Nick, KC1DWH 
Lets Make 2 Meters Great Again PDF