Field Day 2021 – June 26-27

Greetings! It’s June, and that means . . .


For the 68th consecutive year the Decatur Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the annual ARRL Field Day event. For 24 hours, beginning on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 and continuing until Sunday afternoon at 1:00. we will be trying to contact as many other amateur radio station as possible to gather as many points as we can. It’s a fun event and a great opportunity to get on the air or to meet your fellow hams. And Governor Ivey has proclaimed this week to be Amateur Radio Week in Alabama, so you should be a part of the celebration!

Setup begins at 9:00 Saturday morning. We have reserved the pavilion at Delano Park in Decatur near the tennis courts off of Gordon Drive SE. We can always use more able-bodied and willing hams to help get things set up for the start of the event.

We have created a Google form so you can volunteer your time, services, and other items. The form is here:

We always need folks to operate the radios during the early morning hours. If you can help out, please fill out the form and let us know.

We will have a total of 4 radios. Two will be operating on the HF radio bands, one will be operating on 6 meters, and the last one is a GOTA (Get On The Air) station that will be available for anyone, licensed or not, to get to talk on the radio and see what it’s like. And there’s a lot of other talking that can be done if you just want to come out and be around other amateurs.

Please make plans to stop in, help out, stay a while, and enjoy the opportunity.

Hope to see you on Saturday at Field Day!

Richard Matthews

Author: KB4CAY

Ham since 1981. Secretary of Decatur Amateur Radio Club since 2001. I like digital modes and listening to local repeaters.