Sunday, January 29, 2023

Well this was a first for me!


Most any Ham you talk to have heard or taken part in Field day that takes place each year in the summer. Over the years I have read blog posts regarding Winter Field Day but had not paid too much attention to it. I am not one to spend time outdoors in the winter on the radio. Winter is nice but not that nice, but this year I did some reading and there is a category for working this event from home! Now my wife did give me some advice telling me to at least open the window and rough it a bit with some cold air. Sorry, not for me I am a summer/warm-weather guy!
I entered CW only as my category and I found the event well attended and very relaxed compared to major CW contests. It is an event that I will add to my contest calendar for next year.


Bas PE4BAS said...

Hello Mike, I see many of the HAMradio bloggers did participate in the field day. I assume it is a big thing in the USA/Canada. I do not hear much about it here. I did shortly participate in the CQWW 160m CW contest this weekend. 73, Bas

VE9KK said...

Good morning Bas, yes USA/Canada seem to be the only areas that take part. Up until this year I just assumed you had to be outdoors to take part and I am not at all into that. This year I decided to read the rules and I found out you can operate from the comfort of your home. You just do not get any bonus points but that is fine with me. It was a nice way to spend some time as the weather outside was to cold for a walk.
Have a good week Bas,