2021-05-11 The ARRL Field Day held the last full weekend of June each year is a long-running portable operating event, since early in the Ham Radio hobby. Thousands of hams world-wide set up their gear as clubs, groups or individually out doors, often away from buildings, power or permanent antennas, some combining camping and radio to spend 24 hours contacting Field Day stations and others. Some setups are big and elaborate. Others are very small and portable. It can be usually fun, challenging and rewarding. And it "educates" us hams on how to communicate under less than ideal circumstances which might and often is useful in natural disasters and emergencies when normal means of communications are interrupted.
This year the tentative plan is for two or three of us here in Burlington, WI to, like the past few years, set up shop at our local Flying Club's site. There is no power or water with a porta-potty as the only amenity. It does have a small "pole barn" shelter, open all around about 15' by 20' and a couple picnic tables. The setting is perfect for what we want to do and is beautiful besides! Watch here for further details and a report.