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The events below are those in which PART has significant participation. The chairman of each event will start looking for volunteer several months in advance, so keep your calendars open!

  Field Day

In the fourth full weekend of June each year US amateur radio operators build stations in fields, parks, and other public places to practice their communication skills. This event runs for 24 hours (2 PM Saturday to 2 PM Sunday) with the intent of sharpening not only operating skills, but organizational skills, deployment, and tear-down.

The Westford club encourages participation by new hams and experienced ones. The point is not only to learn and practice, but to have fun. The slide shows for each of the years shown below highlight that idea very well.

PART Field Day Results

PART Field Day Retrospectives
A humorous look back on a fun weekend

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Charlie, K1PUB, operates the CW station on
Field Day at the Concord Rod & Gun club
Photo credit Bob, N1RXV

  Apple Blossom Parade

Westford holds its annual Apple Blossom Festival in May, and the parade is the highlight of the event. PART has assisted with communications for many years, and the parade managers have counted on PART for this important coordination function. This is a popular event for PART members; it only takes about two hours, there's free parking, and you get to watch the parade up close!

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PART club members ready to run communications for the annual Westford Apple Blossom parade.

  Radio Fox Hunts

Hidden transmitter hunting (Fox Hunts) are very popular in New England, and PART has many active hunters. During spring, summer, and fall, there are usually two or three foxes out in public conservation areas in Westford and the surrounding communities just waiting for you to find them. For more information, see our Fox Hunting page here.
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  Winter Field Day

Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) is a dedicated group of Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns.

PART held its first Winter Field Day event in January, 2020. We look forward to many more!
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