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Friday, June 10, 2005

The Vienna Wireless Field Day

Field Day is an annual emergency preparedness excercise that allows ham radio operators to test their emergency skills. The event also serves to raise awareness about the Amateur Radio Service. The goal is to simulate emergency conditions by setting up "in the field" and operate off of emergency power and to make contact with as many other Field Day stations as possible.

The Vienna Wireless Society participates in this event every year and sets up in Burke Lake Park, in Fairfax County, Virginia. Operators set up stations that run off of battery and generator power and use antennas strung over trees or portable masts.

The Vienna Wireless Field Day operation will be class 5A. The setup will consist of two morse code, two voice, and one digital station, as well as a VHF/Satellite station and a "Get on the Air" station for visitors to try their hand at operating. A detailed map of the Field Day site is available here.

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