The ARRL Annual Field Day is the nation's largest Amateur Radio Emergency Preparedness Event. During this event, amateur radio operators hone in on their radio communications skills using a range of modes and Frequencies, they extend far beyond that of Police, Fire and other Public Agencies.
Field Day, in addition to being a good time is a way your local amateur radio operators called Hams, test their ability to provide emergency communications independent of power, phone and other infrastructure.
This is done in the form of a contest to see which group can make the most successful contacts world-wide in a 24 hour period. Locally this period is from Saturday 11:00AM through Sunday 11:00AM.
Amateur Radio continues to provide communications, when other communications fail.
Field-Day Starts June 25-26, 2016 (Sat-Sun)
ARRL Field-Day Locator: www.arrl.org/field-day-locator.
ARRL Field-Day information: http://www.arrl.org/field-day.
Ten Steps to Field Day Traffic Points: https://www.arrllax.org/uploads/Files/FD_club_traffic_guide_2014%20v3.pdf
ARRLLAX-National Traffic System (NTS): https://www.arrllax.org/index.php?page=national-traffic-service