Last Updated on January 19, 2024 by Site Admin
|It’s almost time for Winter Field Day! January 27th & 28th 2024
|As we count down the last ten days to Winter Field Day 2024, we are sending this quick email with some short reminders.Winter Field Day is an Emergency Communications Exercise. The event starts at 1900z on the 27th. Local times in the USA are 11:00 Pacific, 12:00 Mountain, 13:00 Central & 14:00 Eastern. The event runs for 24 hours. You can operate from home, but we encourage you to get outside and set up a portable station in a unique location. Setting up a field station is one of the main objectives for Winter Field Day!
|Winter Field Day is a structured exercise where participants follow specific Standard Operating Procedures. These guidelines enable the event to proceed smoothly and ensure everyone is giving the correct exchanges. They also outline a number of objectives that participants are encouraged to accomplish during the event. For this year’s event, bonus points have been swapped with similar objectives for you to achieve. Grading the objectives will be determined by the proportion of the objectives you have completed. For instance, achieving 8 out of the 10 objectives would result in an 80% score.Our guidelines for 2024 can be found at: https://winterfieldday.org/sop.php
|A great set up and photo by KJ7OPR
|Next we are excited to share that we have upgraded our mapping and location database on our site, making it easier for you to navigate. We have refined our WFD locations map, ensuring it’s user-friendly. When you add your WFD location, you’re helping us create a detailed list of all WFD sites. We encourage you to take a few minutes to add your location to our map. We’re anticipating a high level of participation, with several DX stations included. You can easily add your location by following this link. https://www.winterfieldday.org/register-location.php
|If you have read our guidelines and added your location to our map, you are ready to go! We hope you have what it takes and step up to the challenges we have laid out for this event in 2024. Maker sure you to look around our website and check out some of our resources. You can also view this year’s newsletter at https://winterfieldday.org/downloads/newsletters/WFDNews2024.pdfRemember Winter Field Day is an Emergency Communications Exercise. The changes we make from year to year are designed to enhance your operating abilities and push you to try new things. Objectives and exercises will vary slightly from year to year to keep you on your toes. As we shift our focus back to our roots, we would love to hear your thoughts on the things that have changed so far and what you would like to see in the future. Check us out on social media and share your opinions. We value ever comment we get before, during and after the event. You can join our Facebook group, follow us on X, or join our Discord Group. Don’t forget to share pictures of your set up as well. We hope to work you on the air in Saturday January 27th!