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ARRL Field Day

The 2017 ARRL Field Day

The details for the this event are posted here on Yahoo!Groups.

A map to the location: site for field day

Our group callsign will be ??????
Simplex frequency (on site) : 145.525 MHz
Talk-in frequency : 147.120 MHz

2015 FD Logo Download.jpg

The 2017 ARRL Field day is June 24-25 -- General announcement and Field Day Flier.

The 2017 ARRL Field day PSA audio file and Hello video file.


This years event has not yet occured.

The 2013 year scoring:
submitted by J.C.
The consolidated "Zoo Crew" 2013 Field Day Log was submitted to the ARRL Sunday evening and it looks like we scored a total of 1,456 points (if all bonus points are allowed).
FD-2013 Scoring

Public Relations

  • Field Day Flyer - a one-page flyer to share with visitors at your Field Day site.
  • 2017 ARRL Field Day Packet (complete)

The Schedule

  • Location: (see above)
  • Operating Period:
Begins Saturday, June 24, 2:00 PM
Ends Sunday, June 25, 2:00 PM
  • Lunch: Saturday 12 NOON.
  • Setup:
Friday, June 23, No Setup on Friday. We do not have use of the site until Saturday.
Saturday morning at 9:00 AM or before!
  • Take-down:
Begins Sunday, June 25, 2:00 PM
Done by 3:00 PM
  • Operating Identification and Class:
  • Stations: CW, 10M, 15M, 20M, 40M, 80M, PSK, SSTV
  • Free and Demo Stations: 2M, GOTA

Gear lists

  1. Checklist Off the grid
  2. Connectors: part #2
  3. Bug-out boxes making your own B.O.B. and EMCOMM Radio Kits
  4. This book might be an overkill: Field Day Handbook
  5. Test Equipment: Portable Test Equipment
  6. Tools: Tool Bag and spares -- tools

Field Day Power (alternate sources)

  1. Gas generator: (who and how many?)

(Chuck, K8LBH) Generac Generator 5kw cont, 6250 peak, Runs about 8 hours on 5 gallons! Verified working 6-13-2013, changed oil and ready to go. If you want to plug in, bring some long extension cords, and gas donations will be appreciated!

  1. Pedal (human) power:
  2. Power Packs (portable batteries):
  3. Solar arrays:
  4. Steam engine: maybe not this year!
  5. Water wheel: (sure?)
  6. Windmill:

The Operating Bands

Any Amateur Radio band except 12, 17, 30 and 60 Meters.

  • 160 meters
  • 80 meters
  • 40 meters
  • 20 meters
  • 15 meters
  • 10 meters

Other Modes

  1. Amateur Satellites
  2. ARRL Special Bulletins -- (TBD)
  3. ISS space station -- (TBD)
  4. HF Digital Communications -- psk-31 and etc.
  5. VHF/UHF Communictations


Entries must be postmarked, emailed or submitted by 2059 UTC Tuesday, July 29, 2015. Late entries cannot be accepted.

  • 2017 Field Day Paper Logging Sheet [PDF]
  • 2017 Field Day Paper Dupe Sheet [PDF]


The Stations

Station #1 -- NT4K (J.C.)

Station #2 -- N4LGH (Tracy)

Station #3 -- KA4QXP (Kirk)

Computer running windows to support logging, sorry WIFI not working!


Meals and cooking

Meals -- bring a cover dish
grill onsite -- lunch meat and bread
Snacks -- cookies and chips
Coolers/drinks -- Coffee, Coca-Cola, Tea and Water

K8LBH - Giant Hot Dogs Saturday Night - While they last!

Camping and lodging

  1. Trailers
  2. Buses
  3. Other RVs
  4. Tents


  1. Cameras -- David (KC4ZVW)
  2. Internet and wireless networks --
  3. Movie cameras --
  4. Notebooks, PDA's & Tablets
  5. Log books (digital)
  6. Telescope - Jim (KF4BQH) Tasco 114mm reflector

Past Field Day examples

2009 Field Day: here
2010 Field Day: KC4ZVW's pictures
2011 Field Day: KC4ZVW's pictures
2012 Field Day: K8LBH's photos
2013 Field Day: NT4K photos