On the weekend of June 26-27, 2021, the Institute of Amateur Radio Gujarat (GIAR) organized a field day event in Gandhinagar City. The event was aimed at promoting amateur radio and providing a platform for radio enthusiasts to come together, share their knowledge and experiences, and participate in activities related to radio communication.
The event was held at a park in Gandhinagar City, and it attracted a large number of amateur radio enthusiasts from across the state. The field day activities were divided into several categories, including antenna construction, emergency communications, contesting, and digital modes. Participants were free to choose which activities they wanted to participate in, and there were plenty of experienced operators on hand to offer guidance and support.
One of the most popular activities at the field day event was antenna construction. Participants were provided with materials and tools to build their own antennas, and they were able to test their creations on the air. This was an excellent opportunity for beginners to learn more about antenna design and construction, as well as for experienced operators to share their knowledge and expertise.
Emergency communications was another important focus of the field day event. Participants were given the opportunity to set up and test emergency communications systems, including portable radios and antennas. There were also simulations of emergency scenarios, which allowed participants to practice their response and coordination skills.
Contesting is a popular activity among amateur radio operators, and the field day event provided an opportunity for participants to test their skills in a friendly competition. Participants were divided into teams, and they were tasked with making as many contacts as possible within a set time period. The contesting activity was a fun and exciting way for participants to demonstrate their operating skills and to connect with other operators from around the world.
Digital modes are becoming increasingly popular among amateur radio operators, and the field day event included several activities related to digital modes. Participants were able to test their skills in digital modes, including RTTY, PSK31, and FT8. There were also workshops and demonstrations focused on digital mode operating techniques.
Overall, the GIAR field day event in Gandhinagar City was a huge success. It provided a platform for amateur radio enthusiasts to come together, share their knowledge and experiences, and participate in a wide range of activities related to radio communication. The event was a testament to the vibrant and growing amateur radio community in Gujarat, and it highlighted the importance of amateur radio as a hobby and as a vital tool for emergency communications.