Amateur Radio Winter Field Day – January 30th and 31st 2021

Purpose: To foster Amateur Radio(Ham) camaraderie, field operation and emergency operating preparedness.
Winter Field Day runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Saturday to 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Sunday.
1900 UTC = 1300 (1 PM) Central Standard Time.

Winter 2021 the dates are January 30th and 31st.

All Amateur bands, HF, VHF, & UHF except 12, 17, 30 and 60 meters using any mode that can faithfully transmit the exchange intact without a conversion table.
CW, SSB, AM, FM, DStar, C4FM, DMR, Packet, PSK, SSTV, RTTY, Olivia, Satellite, etc…

Suggested Frequencies: (to make it easier to find each other) HF CW – 1810-1820, 3.530-3.550, 7.030-7.050, 14.035-14.055, 21.030-21.050, 28.030-28.040
HF SSB – lowest 30 kHz of the US General Class Phone bands (160m-15m), 28.400-28.425MHz (10m)

VHF 50.10 to 54.00 MHz, 144.10 to 148.00 MHz
UHF 420.00 to 450.00 MHz

UTC = Coordinated Universal Time. UTC is the primary time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time.
UTC is not adjusted for daylight saving time. It is the successor to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

CW = Morse code
SSB = Single Side Band
AM = Amplitude Modulated
FM = Frequency Modulated
DStar, C4FM, DMR, Packet, PSK = Digital modes
RTTY = Radio Teletype
SSTV = Slow Scan TV

I will be operating 75, 40, 20, 10 and 6 meters SSB phone(voice) as well as 2 meter and 70 centimeter VHF/UHF phone(voice)

Hope to hear you on-air during Winter Field.

6 responses to “Amateur Radio Winter Field Day – January 30th and 31st 2021

  1. My son has a ham radio and license. I always thought it would be a good idea if I got my license so that we could communicate in the event of cell towers going down. I should move this up on my To Do list. Thanks for the information!


  2. After doing a post on ham radio operators, I developed a fond admiration for them!

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    • It is first a fun hobby. However from the earliest days of radio amateurs have stepped forward in times of local and national disasters and emergencies, providing their own radio equipment,power supplies, giving their time and using past experience/training to pass messages to/from health and welfare checks, local/state and national governments and at times providing equipment to police departs when their on grid and emergency power generators failed or run short of fuel.

      Hope you have a enjoyable weekend.

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  3. I always wanted to learn about this, how/where do I start?

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    • Do a internet search for Amateur Radio Club(s) in your area.
      Call or email explain your interest in HAM radio and ask for help in studying and passing the Technicians class license test.

      Good Luck Hope to hear you on the air soon

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