Be a part of Field Day 2023

Field Day is Amateur Radio’s open house. It is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, fun! 1

Field Day is held on the 4th weekend in June; in 2023 that is 1:00PM CDT Saturday, June 24th, to 3:59PM CDT Sunday, June 25th

Everyone is invited!

Rule Changes

ARRL Field Day rules changes for 2023:

  • There is no limit to the number of contacts made by the GOTA` station. All GOTA station contacts are worth five (5) points, regardless of mode.
  • Each contact must include contemporaneous direct initiation by both operators making a contact. Initiation of a contact may be by either local or remote control. Fully automated contacts are prohibited.
  • Power output for classes A, B and C cannot exceed 500 watts Peak Envelope Power (PEP) transmitter output. Power output for classes D, E and F cannot exceed 100 watts Peak Envelope Power (PEP) transmitter output.

Participants should review the ARRL Field Day rules for more information about this operating event.

Fargo / Moorhead Area Field Day Sites

Please use the ARRL Field Day Station Locator to find other Field Day sites.

Field Day Resources

About Field Day

This event, dating back to 1933, gives members of the public, and government officials, an opportunity to see Amateur Radio (AKA Ham Radio) in action and to learn about the hobby and how it can support their communities. It also gives Amateur Radio operators an opportunity to learn about communicating in abnormal situations under less than optimal conditions by setting up temporary stations utilizing field expedient antennas and off-the-grid power such as solar or generators.

Social media users may follow Field Day on Facebook and on Twitter using the #ARRLFD hash tag.

Amateur Radio operators who will not be at a Field Day site are encouraged to get on the air and contact those sites.

More information about Field Day is available in the What is ARRL Field Day? PDF flyer and on the ARRL Field Day page.


  1. “What is ARRL Field Day?”, ARRL the National Association for Amateur Radio, accessed May 26 2023,↩︎