2017 ARRL FIELD DAY RESULTS
This year, over 37,700 participants made nearly 1.3 million contacts!
Even with dangerously high temperatures in the southwest and rains delaying some setups in the east, 2017 ARRL Field Day participants were not deterred. They marched on to successfully set up and operate on June 24th & 25th, with some doing so under less than ideal conditions during this annual operating event. This year, more than 3,000 groups submitted logs documenting both group and individual support of this popular communication exercise.
As amateur radio’s largest annual social event, this year a record 37,700 participants joined in with their local clubs or their emergency communication teams, while others operated either while hiking with friends, running mobile or roving, or operated on their own from a favorite site or even from their homes. Many groups reported successful operations from their local parks, schools, municipal facilities, churches, hills and mountaintops, and from open fields while entertaining visits from the media, their served agencies, local officials, and the public.
This years Field Day participants amassed nearly 1.3 million Digital, CW, or Phone mode contacts! Contact numbers were up this year for all modes. CW contacts were up 10%, while Phone and Digital contacts were up 20% over last year.
Field Day is one of the greatest opportunities for local Amateur Radio clubs to connect with their communities. As we look to grow our exciting hobby, getting our message out remains a fundamental component of our organized club and group activities.
Field Day 2018
As we look forward to next year’s ARRL Field Day, many of these same groups are already planning their 2018 Field Day operations. They are investigating and/or reserving their locations for next year and planning bigger and better operations. With the 2017 weather events in the Caribbean, as well as southern and southeastern states, Amateur Radio operators have once again been called upon to provide equipment, and message handling to support communications in storm ravaged regions.
Field Day is our annual activity targeted at preparing for such support.
Here in Colorado we had 62 stations submit their 2017 Field Day logs in ALL categories. That represented a 9 station increase from last years participants.
Here are the 2017 Field Day results as reported by the ARRL:
COLORADO CATEGORY 2A STATION RESULTS
ALL CATEGORY FIELD DAY RESULTS FROM COLORADO