Big Changes Coming To Field Day

By WBØRUR, on the scene NEWINGSTEAD, VT — In a controversial decision, the National Radio Retransmission Legion (NRRL) will no longer accept Field Day score summaries on paper beginning next year. The organization had no choice, says NRRL Director of Contests and Promotions Dr. Johnson Longsville. “This year we received over 1,200 hand written log entries,” says Longsville. “And about […]

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Horrible Field Day Reported By Local Ham Radio Operator

By WBØRUR, on the scene   JOHNSON, Montana – A local ham radio operator says he had a “terrible and horrific” Field Day this year, all due to his lack of planning. Dick Longfellow, a ham radio operator since 1963, says it’s not the emergency preparedness training or the radio operating which excites him. “I go for the food. And […]

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Local Ham Upset Field Day Has Lost Its Spirit

By K5PO, on the scene LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS — Billy Putnam is a ham radio purist. And he feels his club has lost their way and it’s ruining their annual Field Day event. Putnam is a senior member of the Hopeless Flats Radio Club from Leavenworth County, Kansas. The largest amateur radio club in the area has hosted a highly successful […]

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Local Club Says No To Chicken Salad

By WBØRUR, on the scene GRAND RAVINE, South Dakota –A fist fight broke out Sunday afternoon at a local amateur radio club meeting in downtown Grand Ravine. The Mt. Agnes Radio Society was discussing Field Day plans in the private room of the Village Inn while their regular meeting location, Golden Corral, undergoes much needed renovation. Tempers boiled over as […]

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VE Session Nets Huge Field Day Team; Sets Record

By WBØRUR, on the scene NOCTURNAL SPRINGS, Nevada – Local ham radio operator Christopher Estrada has taken a new approach to his hobby’s annual event called “Field Day.” (Field Day allows operators to test emergency communication skills (and barbecuing ability) by setting up radios, antennas and hammocks in remote areas.  They then communicate with each other over a 24-hour period.) […]

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