Saturday, April 11, 2020

Field Day: ARRL Declines to Set Nationwide Standard

Field Day is still on as of this writing, and the ARRL is leaving decisions on operations up to individuals and clubs, based on public health advice and restrictions that may still be in place by late June. The League is recommending that clubs be flexible, and is encouraging operation from home stations on emergency power or backyard portable operations with temporary antennas. 
In Europe and Africa, Region 1 of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is not holding its annual region-wide Field Day event in June, and is discouraging multi-operator contests and other group activities. However, it is leaving it up to its member societies to decide whether to hold national Field Day events.