ARRL Field Day 2020

  • 27 Jun 2020
  • 10:00
  • 28 Jun 2020
  • 12:00
  • Sandsprit Park, 3443 SE St. Lucie Blvd in Stuart, FL


  • MCARA/MCARES members attending

ARRL Field Day

It is with regret that we announce yet another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic, Field Day 2020. Our application for the use of the large pavilion at Sandsprit Park has not been approved by the Martin County Parks Department, leaving us without a venue for this year’s joint club operation.

That’s the bad news! The good news is that the ARRL has made several one-time changes to Field Day rules which make it possible for home-based stations to participate and to contribute points earned to the club’s totals. Therefore, individuals and small groups, operating from portable and home-based stations, with temporary or permanent antenna systems, with emergency or utility power, can work together to accomplish the primary purpose of Field Day, emergency preparedness.

Please take a few moments to read the following articles from the ARRL about Field Day 2020.

Field Day 2020: A Time to Adapt


Field Day 2020 FAQ


Field Day 2020 Rules


Thank you for participating with the Martin County Amateur Radio Association and Martin County ARES/RACES organizations!

What is Field Day?

Field Day is an Amateur (Ham) Radio exercise held on the last weekend of June each year to encourage emergency communications preparedness among amateur radio operators world-wide.  USA Field Day is the largest single emergency preparedness exercise, with over 30,000 hams typically participating in the two day long event.

Field Day is a time to hone our skills and showcase our emergency preparedness as well as introduce the hobby to the public. Ham radio means something different to each person, but most of all, we are a friendly and helpful fraternity of people from all walks of life, and all geographic areas, who are willing to pitch-in and do what needs to be done.  Come to Field Day in Stuart, Florida or find a local Field Day event in your area. You may be surprised at who you see there, and amazed at the advanced technologies we employ for communications fun as well as emergency public service.

Among the technologies we intend to demonstrate are Amateur Satellite communications, Radio Teletype (RTTY), PSK31 (similar to Instant Messaging, but without the phone), and of course, Morse Code (also called CW). Please join in the fun!

Below is a Google map of the Martin County ARRL Field Day location:

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