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Field Day 2023 is scheduled for 24-25 June 2023. More than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities. Field Day combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.  Because the radio spectrum and ionosphere know no international boundaries, we routinely make contacts well beyond North America.

This is is a chance for local amateurs to get outside and run an emergency communications centre, ostensibly in the guise of a contest, for about 48 hours.  It is a chance to put up interesting experimental antennas, try new techniques and maybe even show off to fellow amateur radio operators and the public.  Please get in touch with us as we plan this event - either by email, phone or drop by at the Red Apple on Sunday mornings at 9 AM.

Details of Field Day are at the ARRL website at:  http://www.arrl.org/field-day#rules .

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) with the assistance of the Annapolis Valley Amateur Radio Club (AVARC) of Nova Scotia, is offering an online amateur radio course (basic qualification).  Course information and registration information is at https://www.rac.ca/rac-basic-qualification-amateur-radio-course-summer-2023/ .  

This course prepares students for the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) Basic Qualification Level Operator Certificate exam to operate on allocated Amateur Radio frequencies.

It is open to everyone across Canada and even abroad. Classes will be recorded, so occasional absences are not a problem.  The course costs $50 plus GST.