Field Day

ARRL Field Day is arguably the most important annual event in Amateur Radio. It is often called “ham radio’s open house.” Field Day is the one time every year when amateurs around the country and the world can truly show off their emergency preparedness skills.

The Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club has a long history of participation in Field Day every year. The first HPARC Field Day was held in 1967 at Norm Raymond’s (WA8ZPL) home in Ferndale, Michigan. The club’s Field Day event has been at many places since then.

The club’s alternate call sign, W8JXU, was acquired in memory of Al Hoffman, who was a friend of all Hazel Park hams. That call sign is used for the GOTA (“get on the air”) station during Field Day, which anyone can use to operate a station regardless of license class or status as long as there is a properly licensed control operator present.

Past Events

Here are some pictures and other media from past Field Day events. If you have anything that you would like to see here, even if it’s from a Field Day long ago, we’d love to see it here, so please contact Mike K8WU or Reuven KB3EHW!