Field day is often described as a yearly open house for ham radio. In June of each year, more than 40,000 ham radio operators situated throughout North America set up transmitting stations in various public places to engage in the operation of ham radio, as well as provide service to local communities and the nation. It is an opportunity to engage in public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach and technical skills all in a single event. During the course of Field Day, the goal is to complete as many contacts on the permitted bands and modes within a 24-hour period.
Field Day is normally held on the fourth full weekend in June each year. It has been an annual event within the ham radio community since 1933. It remains the single most popular event in ham radio in North America today. At WEARC, we invite ham radio operators and those interested in ham radio to join us in the 2019 Field Day. This event will be held at the club operating station located in Essex Fells, New Jersey. Please reach out to our club contact for specifics on attending.
Grover Cleveland's Birthplace Special Event
WEARC operates every year from the lawn of Grover Cleveland's birthplace at 207 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006. A temporary station station is set-up on the lawn with an antenna hanging from a tree and a flagpole. The members make contacts and offer a certificate for confirmation of the contact. The event is usually held in late spring.