What: Ham Radio Field Day contest + BBQ
Where: W6YX Shack, Site 530 
When: Saturday, June 24th, starting 11am & lasting 24hrs

What is Field Day?

Field Day is an annual radio exercise encouraging emergency communications preparedness, radio contesting and the promotion of Amateur Radio. We have the capability to communicate with people across the globe even when natural or man made disasters disable cellular, telephone, and internet communication networks. All are welcome to participate!


Field Day takes place at 11AM on June 24th and lasts for 24 hours at our club station.


What if I don't have a Ham Radio license?


Our Get On The Air (GOTA) station is for participants who have never operated a radio before, or have been generally inactive. Sign up for a coached lesson under the GOTA Schedule tab.


How can I help?

Our work party to prepare for Field Day is this Sunday, June 18th at 1pm. Please join us and/or volunteer for a task on our planning spreadsheet.


More Info:

Contact us at , or call us at 650-856-2737.

Earn your Ham license!
Weekly classes
Thursdays, 7pm
Bldg. 380, Room 380W
Exam offered on March 2nd,
same time and place.

Click here for more info.

Ham Radio License Exam
Thursday, 7pm
Bldg. 380, Room 380W

FREE for Stanford students,
$15 for non-students

Click here for more info.

What: Bounce radio waves off of meteor trails
Where: W6YX Shack, Site 530
When: Tuesday, August 9th, 8:15pm
Transportation: A shuttle will leave from the Stanford Faculty Club at 8:00pm, and return no later than 11:15pm.

Come to our shack to enjoy the Perseid Meteor Shower in both the visible and radio spectrum, as we attempt to make radio contact with other stations across the Western US by bouncing radio signals off of ionized meteor trails. A truly unique communication experience.

Guests are welcome. No license is required for participation. Bring a friend!