Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Winter Field Day
"The 2012 Winter Field Day will be held from 1700 UTC (12:00 noon EST) Saturday January 28, 2011 through 1700 UTC (12:00 noon EST) Sunday January 29, 2012. The object of the event is familiar to most Amateur Radio operators: set up emergency-style communications and make as many contacts as possible during the 24 hour period. The rules encourage as many contacts on as many bands and modes as possible, because during a real emergency, the most important factor is the ability to communicate, regardless of band, mode or distance".
The official rules can be found at the SPAR web site. This event is open to all amateurs. Frontenac ARES will be setting up at Rotary Park in the west end of Kingston, and taking part for the fourth year in a row. It's great practice deploying and setting up in inclement weather, as SPAR likes to state, not all emergencies happen in the good weather.
Give a listen for VE3FRG, you'll know it's us by the chattering teeth!