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Field Day 2020

Use this page to add and update information for our club about Field Day. For the complete set of rules and instructions, see the ARRL Field Day page.

Background

Before we get into the specifics, here is some general background information:

  • When: Saturday June 27 at 11:00 until Sunday June 28 until 13:59 local time.
  • Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 Meter HF bands, as well as all bands 50 MHz and above. All modes.
  • Classes:
    • Class A: Portable station of 3 or more operators using off-the-grid power.
    • Class A - Battery: Same as Class A but 5W or less and can’t use a generator.
    • Class B: Same as Class A but 1 or 2 operators.
    • Class B - Battery: Same as Class A - Battery but 1 or 2 operators.
    • Class C: Stations in vehicles capable of operating while in motion and normally operated in this manner.
    • Class D: Home Station using commercial power. Normally, Class D stations may only count contacts made with Class A, B, C, E and F Field Day stations, but this year is different because of COVID-19 (see below).
    • Class E: Home Station on emergency power. May work any station.
    • Class F: Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) Station.
  • Exchange: Stations in ARRL / RAC sections will exchange their Field Day operating Class and ARRL / RAC section. For example: a three transmitter Class A station in BC would send:
    • On CW: “3A BC”
    • On Phone: “3 Alpha Bravo Charlie”

Web submission: A 50-point bonus may be claimed by a group submitting their Field Day entry via the webapp. Available to all Classes. More info here.

See the full Information Packet for more details.

COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, the ARRL issued the following Temporary Rule Waivers:

  • For Field Day 2020 only, Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points.
  • In addition, for 2020 only, an aggregate club score will be published, which will be the sum of all individual entries indicating a specific club (similar to the aggregate score totals used in ARRL affiliated club competitions).

For Our Club

We’ll be able to operate independently from our home QTH and add our club’s name to the submission for an aggregate result.

Logging The Results

I made a spreadsheet for those who wish to submit their logs electronically but don’t have a logging software. It’s a bit of a multi step process, but I think it’ll be easier than transcribing hand written notes over manually. See here for more details.

blog/2020-05-28/field_day_2020.txt · Last modified: 2020/08/07 20:03 (external edit)