Field Day 2017 & YRC

In a 24-hour blitz that will include nationwide radio communications, the Elmhurst-based York Radio Club will operate at least three radio stations from the Elmhurst Fire Department Training Facility, 910 N. Addison, on Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25.

The operation will be part of Amateur Radio Field Day, an annual contest started in 1933 that is designed to test emergency preparedness. In past years, more than 30,000 Amateur Radio operators in the United States and Canada have taken part. Visitors interested in learning more about the ham radio hobby, or those who are simply curious, are welcome. More information is available at

2 thoughts on “Field Day 2017 & YRC”

  1. Hi I’m using my mom iPad and I’m 15 years old going on 16 and would like to go to the field day thing tomorrow and also get my ham radio license? Am I illegible to get a ham radio license??

    1. yes – no age requirement – one must just be able to pass the FCC examination which is offered by our volunteer exam team
      send an email to for more information

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