National Field Day

The Field Day is an informal contest. It is organised to test the abilities of participants to set up stations and operate from field locations. This is a critical skill-set which needs development in order to have a well-trained pool of operators ready to head out in times of an emergency, set up stations quickly and demonstrate traffic handling capability. It also doubles up as a training exercise for future IOTA, DXpedition, or Multi-op contest operations.

Date: April 16th and 17th, 2016

Duration: 24 Hours (1200 IST on Saturday to 1200 IST on Sunday)

Exchange: RST + Serial Numbers (001, 002, 003) + State (2 letter abbreviations from States and Union Territories)

E.g. 599 035 UP (CW or Data) or 59 045 TN (SSB)


  • 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2 metre bands only (No WARC Bands – 30, 17, 12m)


  • CW
  • SSB
  • FM
  • Data


  • Portable
  • Fixed (home stations)

Power Level:

  • General Grade: Maximum up to 100w on HF and 25w on VHF
  • Restricted Grade: Maximum up to 50w on HF and 10w on VHF