The VHF-UHF Field Days provide VHF-UHF operators with the opportunity to "head for the hills" and see how far and how many they can work.
The Field Days have separate sections for single and multiple operator stations. The duration of the Field Day is 24 hours, but there are also 8 hour sections for operators who may not be able to camp overnight. Most club stations prefer to operate for the full 24 hours. The Field Days also generate plenty of activity from home stations, so there is also a separate Home Station section.
All contacts must be simplex: contacts through repeaters or satellites are not allowed. There is plenty of FM activity, but one feature of the Field Days is a high level of SSB activity. It is possible to do very well with only modest antennas if you pick a good hilltop. Another option, if your station is easily transportable, is to operate from more than one location during the contest period.
VK Contest Logger can be used to record your contacts. https://www.mnds.com.au/vkcl/
A useful tool is this VHF propagation which shows real-time radio propagation on 2M, gathered by Automatic Packet Reporting System-Internet Service (APRS-IS) from packet stations and uses this data to show 2M openings. http://aprs.mennolink.org/