W6PIT in Pittsburg is currently setting up their station and plans to be up on the air in 2-3 hours. We will start posting to twitter with #LDSFieldDay to share who we are able to contact and what frequencies we are currently on.
We are going to maintain a map of all the locations that are participating in LDS Field Day. If you would like to have a place marker added for your location, please email
map [at] ldsfieldday.net with the following information:
Name (can be your call sign or unit name or building name)
Email (to be used to allow other Hams the opportunity to contact you about your setup, current frequency, etc. If you do not want your email on the map, we can set up a special @ldsfieldday.net email that will forward to your email)
Much like the ARRL sponsored field day, LDS Field Day is an opportunity for LDS Ham Radio operators to practice their radio communication skills, test their equipment, try new EmComm ideas, and share the hobby with others. Is LDS Field Day only for Mormons? No but expect many of the QSO to be about ward and stake ERC plans and ideas. This is also a great opportunity to do more than just the weekly Sunday night nets. Have a new go-kit setup you want to test? Have members of your ward that are curious about ham radio, but need to see it in action? Trying to setup/perfect a ward/stake communications plan? LDS Field Day is a grab opportunity for all of these items plus more.
LDS field day is conducted on the Friday and Saturday closest to pioneer day, July 24th.
Many clubs like W6PIT are preparing special QSL cards for LDS Field Day so have some fun and we will be listening for you on the air.
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LDS Field Day 2012 announced for July 20th-21st