Ham Radio 360: Winter Field Day

The annual Winter Field Day event is held the last full weekend of January (28-29 2017).  Much like it’s Summer-time cousin, Winter Field Day (WFD) is focused on ham radio operations in less than ideal emergent conditions.  Emergencies happen everyday, and usually when the weather isn’t cooperating!  WFD like the ARRL Field Day gives Amateur Radio Operators a chance to hone their skills in those challenging environments while enjoying the camaraderie of the hobby.

Inside the tent for WFD 2016 via ND9E

Open to ALL Amateur Radio Operators around the Globe, WFD continues to see growth every year!  Tom Phelps, WD8MBE, and WFD Association looks forward to the event and encourages anyone with questions or comments to please visit their WFD website at www.winterfieldday.com .

Peter VE3UR 2016, Belleville Ontario

It doesn’t have to be snowy in your neighborhood to participate, the key is to Get On The Air for Winter Field Day!  It’s a World-Wide Event open to All Amateurs who wish to join in the fun!

WFD ’14: VE6KEE and VE6NS set up at a local park.

Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) is a dedicated group of Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns.

Winter Field Day is January 28-29 2017.  For further inspirations we’ve linked some past WFD videos below.  I look forward to hearing you on the air for Winter Field Day!


Erik, WX4ET, has posted some great shots from his WFD last year Here

A Special Thanks to all participants on the WFD Facebook Group who sent links and photos!  join them at https://www.facebook.com/groups/winterfieldday/

Winter Field Day Rules

More Details and Links found on the WFD page!

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Thanks for listening

73 Y’all




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