One of the things I absolutely love about summer is Amateur Radio field day! It’s fun to pack up all of your gear and head out into the great outdoors. It’s a great opportunity for hams to show off their hobby and generally they are open to the public and FREE! Last year we celebrated with a radio club in North Carolina, meeting some wonderful people who I can’t wait to see again this year. The beauty of Field Day though, is that it’s happening all over the country, and all over the world! This annual event allows amateur radio operators to hone their skills and provide hands on education to the public. It also allows us to experience modes and bands that we many not be able to work due to equipment or license class. I had a great time toying with PSK last year and hope to get some screen time in shortly.
This year Field Day will be held June 25th and 26th and we want to help celebrate! We have an incredible prize package lined up for one lucky winner and you don’t need to reside in Florida to win. We’ll even try to get it to you in time or field day. If you need help locating a field day event in your area, checkout the ARRL field day locator site: http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator Don’t worry, we realize not everyone is a ham operator (yet), so we’re also throwing in some incentives! Want to see what you can win?
- New Baofeng UV-82 radio in box (unit will be charged and fully tested)
- USB programming cable (Authentic FTDI Chipset)
- 12 Volt Battery Eliminator
- UV-82 Speaker Mic (The one with two PTT buttons!)
- If you are not currently licensed, we’ll provide a free printed copy of KB6NU’s No-Nonsense Technical Class Study Guide upon request. This is a free download, so you may want to start studying today! (Checkout NB6NU’s incredible lineup of study guides!)
- We want to pay for your test! That’s right, we’ll cover the $15 exam fee for you! We’ll enclose a $15 money order to help you on your way in this radio hobby! Already licensed? Use it to upgrade! Are you an Elmer? Pass along the love of the hobby by covering someone else test, or use it to buy some additional gear.