Thursday, August 23, 2012

ARRL to Allow Early Setup for Some Field Day Stations

(Courtesy ARRL)
In the first major change to Field Day rules in a decade, the ARRL's board of directors voted at its July meeting to allow Class A and B Field Day stations to begin setting up as of 0000 UTC on the Friday before Field Day. Currently, setup may not begin until 1800 UTC on Friday. However, cumulative setup time may note exceed 24 hours. The ARRL Letter reported that the action came in response to concerns about extreme heat and weather conditions in many parts of the US in late June.The new rule takes effect with Field Day 2013.