ARRL Field Day

Field Day is part emergency operating exercise and part contest. The most basic form of entry is to go to a literal empty field and set up a ham radio communication system that can demonstrate our ability to communicate across North America without the internet or commercial power. There are a number of entry categories, based on the type of group participating and the number of transmitter operating simultaneously. BARC usually fields a club entry with 5 or 6 transmitters (5A or 6A). Planning for Field Day 2021 is just beginning.

2021 ARRL Field Day is June 26-27

Our Objective

We will demonstrate that the Barstow Amateur Radio Club members can provide communication support cross the US and Canada without commercial power or internet access. We can contact fellow hams and pass messages when other communication paths are not available due to emergency or natural disaster.

Planning is just beginning for Field Day 2021, but will offer opportunities for all BARC members and all other interested hams to participate.

Our History

Over the past decades the Barstow Amateur Radio Club has fielded communications systems at various locations.

Due to COVID restrictions in 2020 we had a group of separate stations that combined scores as the BARC entry. Hopefully going forward things will return to normal, possibly with COVID modifications.

Field Day 2021

Location TBD
Barstow, CA 92311
2021 ARRL Field Day is June 26-27 Set up will begin at about 9AM and operation will begin at 11AM local time on Saturday. The event continues for 24 hours, until 11AM on Sunday.

Monitor this page for developments. All hams in the Barstow area will be invited to participate.