Field Day

Self-Contained Communications


Winter Field Day (WFD) is a communications exercise. WFD is held on the last full weekend in January. WFD can be worked from the comfort of your home or in a remote location. You can participate by yourself or get your friends, family, or whole club involved. Winter Field Day is open to participants worldwide. Amateur radio operators may use frequencies on the HF, VHF, or UHF bands and are free to use any mode that can faithfully transmit the required exchange intact. Similar to the ARRL’s Field Day, bonus points are earned in several ways, including using non-commercial power sources, operating from remote locations, satellite contacts, and more. 

For 2024, ROARS will hold WFD at All Day Radio off Highway 67.  Stations will be set up to operate for 24 hours from Saturday, January 27th to Sunday, January 28th.  ROARS members and all hams of all license levels are invited to join in.  Contact Peter Von Hagen at All Day Radio,


Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.  It is sponsored by the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL).  In the spirit of practicing continuous worldwide communications in a simulated emergency environment, ROARS operates on solar and battery power simulating primary power failure.  ROARS participates by setting up our self-contained emergency communications trailer(s) somewhere in the Ramona area and staffing them for 24 hours without commercial power.  Everyone is welcome visit or participate.  In addition to keeping our emergency communications skills polished, we love to use winter or summer (the BIG one) Field Days to show off to the public.

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