Field Day begins Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 1800 UTC and runs until Sunday, June 27.  Ending times depend on when you start setting up. 

What are your Field Day Plans? 

There are several options for each person:

* Try “Field Day at Home”

When you submit results at the end just list your local club so they will get credit in the QST results. Note that again this year home stations running class D may work everyone including other class D stations. 

* Try Field Day with another club 

You can find a club and help them at a nearby Field Day site by checking either:

–  the ARRL Field Day Locator at http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator

–  the EMA Field Day Locator at https://fd.ema.arrl.org/field_day/

Again, this year, our thanks go to Bill Ricker, N1VUX for the outstanding EMA FD Locator which is packed full of extra news and information. 

* Try doing Field Day with your friends

–  create a non-club group like a 1- or 2-person portable in a park or campsite.  

* Try Field Day at someone else’s home station

Just remember to let them know you are coming first. 

Whichever you choose, try to spend some time operating in Field Day this year.   


Here are nine of the Eastern Massachusetts club locations I found on the Field Day locators.  Many of these may be nearby your home should you want to help them out.  

  • K1IG   PART OF Westford  Concord MA
  • W1STR  NE Sci Tech    Natick MA
  • W1M    Barnstable ARC   Brewster MA
  • K1RK   Falmouth ARC   Falmouth MA
  • N1NC   Nashoba Valley ARC   Pepperell MA
  • W1M    Waltham ARA     Stow MA
  • W1FY   Framingham ARA    Framingham MA
  • N1IX   Whitman ARC   E Bridgewater MA
  • K1RTA   Northeast ARC   Scituate MA


Don’t forget the Bonus Points.

Remember to send a radiogram to your Section Manager (K1TW) or SEC (KD1CY) during the event for an extra bonus.  A list of the EMA Traffic nets for this purpose can be found at https://ema.arrl.org/national-traffic-system/net-schedule/


Get the full rules in the ARRL Field Day packet at http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2021/2021%20Field%20Day%20Packet.pdf

And finally, I usually make a tour of EMA section Field Day sites but am unable this year.  On Monday, I had eye surgery and while the recovery is going well, I don’t want to risk the outcome by driving the usual several hundred miles.   I will be there in spirit rooting for each and every club and FD operation is EMA.  Stay safe and have fun!

ARRL Eastern Massachusetts Section
Section Manager: Thomas D Walsh, K1TW

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