Every year, on the fourth full weekend of June, amateur radio operators around the United States and Canada (and around the world) practice emergency communications outside of their normal operating position.
These Field Day exercise events help test and ready the operators for setting up and establishing communications in less-than ideal situations and places. Many of these events are held where the general public can visit, learn about amateur radio, and even get on the air with someone hundreds… or even thousands of miles away.
The CVARC usually holds its Field Day event in a public location, such as Swan Lake State Park, in Carroll, Iowa, and we welcome you to stop by. Exact details for Field Day will be available on this website once they have been confirmed for that year’s event. The 2018 event page is up-to-date.
If you’re unable to visit us during Field Day, we also gladly welcome those who would like to learn more about amateur radio (or join the club), to join us at a monthly meeting. The club meets at the Audubon Fire Station, the first Wednesday of most months at 7:00 PM local time, unless otherwise noted.
For information on this year’s Field Day event, or for photos and reports from past Field Day events, please select an event from the Field Day drop-down menu.