The Exchange (the basics)

During Field Day while “making contacts” or maybe not making contacts? If you are new to contesting or have little HF experience trying to make something Intelligible out of the noise and multiple stations trying to make those contacts. Many of our Field Day operators will be in just this position, the more seasoned Hams among us will need to step up and be the Elmers that helped us in our Amateur Radio journey.

There are several stories about this subject that are great reads and so informational on this subject. I will attempt to present (link) them here and include some “exchange” videos so that newcomers and our seasoned Hams will be better prepared for our 2021 Field Day.

Field Day Basic Training (

HF Contesting Guidelines (