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2019 ARRL Field Day is June 22-23

2019 Field Day will be held June 22-23, 2019.  Field Day is always held on the 4th full weekend in June.

The 2019 Rules will be updated/released in March 2019. 


2018 Field Day results will appear in December QST.

The below are the 2018 rules for reference.


This year, many groups and participants may choose to combine 2018 Field Day with our yearlong operating event - 2018 ARRL International Grid Chase (IGC) - working stations in as many grid squares as possible and uploading log data to ARRL's Logbook of The World (LoTW).

For 2018 Field Day and the IGC, the standard event exchange of Field Day Class and Section is still what is sent over the air.  After Field Day is where your logs can count for the IGC, but you must be sure when uploading your Field Day logs to LoTW that your TQSL Station Location includes your Grid Square - then LoTW takes care of the rest.  Check out the Monthly ongoing results on the IGC Leaderboard.

Want to see what 2018 Field Day is all about?  Watch our new 2018 Field Day Public Service Announcement or view what several groups uploaded to Youtube from their 2017 Field Day activities.

New to Field Day? START HERE!

Field Day is ham radio's open house. Every June, 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 and our nation. It 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.

"What Is Field Day" (Printable PDF Flier)


We welcome the public to come learn more about ham radio! Use our Field Day Locator to search for a Field Day site near you.

Field Day on Social Media!

Follow Field Day on Facebook! ARRL has created a Field Day event on Facebook, and you can also join the conversation by using the hash tag #ARRLFD. Share your plans, tips and tricks to a successful Field Day!