It’s time for another Field Day weekend. The weather in these parts looks to be hot and dry for Saturday with a slight chance of thunder on Sunday though I wouldn’t worry, thunderstorms are rare as rubies around here anymore.

Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

You still have just enough time to bone-up on the rules or to find a local club participating in the event here.

Good luck, have fun, stay safe, use sunscreen, bug spray, and stay well hydrated. Field Day is supposed to be fun and no one should get sick or injured during amateur radio’s massive play date in the great outdoors!