Just a friendly reminder that winter field day is just around the corner. If you are interested in communications now is a good time to reach out to your local ham radio clubs and plan on attending/participating in this EmComm exercise. The majority of Ham Radio operators are preparedness minded! This event is centered around winter interoperability and the associated extreme weather related challenges when operating in stated conditions. The details can be found here: https://www.winterfieldday.com. The contest begins Saturday Jan 30th at 2pm EST and ends Sunday Jan 31st EST. Our Mag commo team will be operating 3OSTX. This is the perfect opportunity to test your station(s) even those who cannot transmit can setup their short wave radios and try listening in. A good way to find others in your area is monitoring 80 meters (3.80-4.0MHz) Lower Side Band (LSB) in the evening and morning hours. You can log call signs and reach out to locals in your area via email. If you plan to participate shoot me a PM and we can set up a QSO.