2018 ARRL Field Day

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.


To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.


Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. Field Day 2018 is June 23-24.


Any Amateur Radio band except 12, 17, 30 and 60 Meters.

Log/Results Submission Deadline-

Entries must be postmarked, emailed or submitted by Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Late entries cannot be accepted.

To view logs received see FIELD DAY SUBMISSIONS at the bottom of page at  http://www.arrl.org/logs-received


To submit your Field Day results, see the Field Day Packet (complete)section 8 (REPORTING) for web, email and mail options.  You can go directly to the packet download HERE

Terms Of Entry-

– Entrants agree to be bound by the provisions and intent of ARRL contest rules.
– Entrants agree to be bound by the regulations of their national licensing authority.
– Entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the ARRL Awards Committee.
– All entries become the property of the ARRL.

Contact Information-

For Field Day information contact ARRL:  fdinfo@arrl.org or (860) 594-0232.


Field Day is not a contest; no certificates are awarded.

Rules, Entry Forms and Information Packets-

2018 Field Day Packet (complete)  – Revised 6 June 2018

2018 Field Day Rules (there were no substantive changes from 2017 – Rev-A 4 June 2018)


2018 GOTA Scoring

2018 Control Operator Information

2018 Safety Officer Info/Checklist

2018 Field Day SummarySheet-DupeSheet-LogSheet

2018 W1AW / K6KPH Bulletin Schedule

2018 Field Day Public Relations Packet – New May 2018

2018 Social Media – revised 6 June 2018

2018 Educational FAQ

2018 How to Succeed – by Really Trying – Revised 26 April 2018

2018 Field Day Information Flier

2018 Field Day VHF/UHF Information

2018 Field Day Log Sheet (keep for your records – don’t send to ARRL)

2018 Field Day 2-Page Dupe Sheet – best if printed on 11″x17″ paper stock (send Dupe Sheet (or Cabrillo File Page 1) to ARRL with your bonus documents {do not send Log Sheet])

2018 ARRL/RAC Section List (no changes from 2017)

Field Day Site Locator-

Find a Field Day site near you or input your site to share with others.

Note: If you are entering a new Field Day site, you must be logged into the ARRL website for your Field Day entry to be automatically posted on the Field Day Locator. If you are not logged in, your site will not be listed on the Field Day locator until it is reviewed by ARRL staff.

If you are searching for Field Day sites but encounter screen errors, be sure you have JavaScript enabled on your browser.  To confirm you have JavaScript enable, go to this web site http://www.enable-javascript.com/

Go Now to the Locator page

Field Day Logo and Poster-

ARRL members and affiliated clubs may use the ARRL Field Day logo on the following personal or club promotions of their participation in the event: websites, news postings, calendar listings, flyers, posters, signs, banners and social media sites.

The logo CANNOT be used on any items intended for sale (shirts, mugs, calendars, etc.), or as part of advertising or other commercial promotion including websites, auction listings, etc.

The logo MAY NOT be altered in any way, and may not be incorporated into any other design or logo.

2018 Field Day Logo PDF

2018 Field Day Logo JPG

2018 Field Day-IGC Poster PDF

If you are interested in using the logo outside of these requirements, contact permission@arrl.org. Copyright 2018, American Radio Relay League, Incorporated. All rights reserved.



View the Contest Results Articles for results from previous Field Days.

Field Day Supplies & Promo Posters-

Official ARRL Field Day shirts, hats, mugs, participation pins and patches are a great way to recognize your involvement in this popular, annual operating event! Advance orders for 2018 Field Day merchandise will begin early March. Products begin shipping in April. For Field Day Supplies Go Here (while supplies last).

It is unlawful to reproduce or copy ARRL logos and illustrations. Copyright 2018, American Radio Relay League, Incorporated. All rights reserved

Formas y Reglas en Español – 2018-

2018 – Español – Paquete Dia de Campo – Completo

2018 – Reglas

2018 – Redes Sociales

2018 – Lista de Cotejo Oficial de Seguridad de ARRL Field Day Safety

¿2018 – Qué es el Field Day?

Field Day Public Service Announcements-


National: 30-second audio PSA. no room for local contact info. Directs listeners to ARRL Field Day web page.

Local: 30-second audio PSA with :08 second tag at end for local contact information.


Generic: 30-second video PSA (MP4) with no area for local contact info. Directs viewers to ARRL Field Day web page.

Local: 30-second video PSA (MP4) with :08 second tag at end for local contact information.

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