Subject: 4x4 Ham Field Day - June 22-24, 2012

Please join the 4x4 Ham group for ARRL Field Day June 22-24, 2012. You can camp all weekend with us or just stop in Saturday or Sunday. This is our 4th year operating Field Day on the Mogollon Rim. In that time, we've become the BEST and biggest Field Day site in Arizona!

ARRL Field Day is held the 4th full weekend of June each year. The Field Day objective is to work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Bonus points are given for operating without commercial power, using technologies like solar/battery combinations, portable generators, etc.

We will be providing all the radios, antennas, and other equipment needed. If you have your own, feel free to bring it. We will have many Extra class control operators on site, so if you are a Technician, General, or even someone interested in ham radio, but no license yet, you can join us and operate with Extra class privileges. We are also hosting a testing session Saturday at 9am, so pre-register for that if interested. As always, we'll eat well with group breakfast and potluck dinner on Saturday. The site is not difficult to access and is RV and trailer friendly.

If you are a interested in ham radio or newly licensed Technician, this is an excellent event to attend to get hands on experience. Throughout the weekend we'll be providing radio tutorials and many learning opportunities. We plan to operate/demonstrate many modes including SSB, CW (Morse Code), APRS, PSK31, NTS radiogram traffic, satellite contacts, etc. All activities are family friendly, so bring them along.

For directions and all other information related to the 4x4 Ham Field Day site, follow this link.