Posted: Thursday June 25, 2020  5:25PM

Joint ACS/PSRG/WSARC Field Day 2020 information is available on PSRG.org

A special Field Day Q&A Zoom session was on Tuesday, June 23, at 7:00 PM.
Slides from that session can be found HERE.

Contact Logging software: http://n3fjp.com/  and https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/

ARRL Field Day contact data entry: https://field-day.arrl.org/fdentry.php

A web-to-Cabrillo (W2C) form is now available to aid ARRL Field Day operators who log on paper or spreadsheet and want to generate a Cabrillo-formatted log. The Field Day form functions identically to the W2C forms for other contests. ARRL does not require Field Day logs. Participants must submit a “dupe sheet” or equivalent list of call signs worked by band and mode to ensure the contact total reported does not include duplicates. — Thanks to Bruce Horn, WA7BNM
(Pasted from June 25, 2020 ARRL Newsletter.)




New > 2020 Field Day From Your Home
 by Curt Black [WR5J]  
See 3 attachments at the end of the post
— Posted 6/11/2020

The ARRL Contest Program has released some Frequently Asked Questions related to the temporary rule waivers for Field Day. On May 28, the ARRL Programs and Services Committee (PSC) adopted these provisions only for the June 27 – 28, 2020, event: (1) Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points, and (2) an aggregate club score will be published, which will be the sum of all individual entries that indicate a specific club. Contact the ARRL Contest Program with any questions related to Field Day 2020.

Q: Several of our club members are going to operate independently and wish to attribute their scores to the aggregate club score. What call sign should they use?

A: Participants should use their own call signs. Except for Class C (mobile) entries, all transmitters, receivers, and antennas

located within a 1,000-foot-diameter circle may operate using a single call sign. This prohibits the use of a single call sign from more than one location. Under the 2020 waiver, those operating from home, including backyard operations, must use their own station call signs. Multiple home stations operating with a club call sign or modified club call sign, such as W1AW-1, W1AW-2, W1AW-3, etc., are not allowed.

Q: How does my club submit an aggregate club score? Does the club need to add up each participating member’s scores and submit a club entry with the aggregate score under the club call sign?

A: Each participant will submit his or her own independent entry under his or her call sign. ARRL will calculate the aggregate score based upon the club name entered on the official Field Day entry form via the web applet (preferred method) or on the paper Field Day entry form. In order for results to be tabulated correctly, all club participants must enter the club’s official name exactly the same, avoiding abbreviations or acronyms. This is important!

Q: Our group is still planning to operate at the usual Field Day site, but some members do not feel comfortable gathering in a large group this year. Can we still submit an entry using the club call sign, as well as have members operating from home using their own call signs?

A: Yes. If your club is still hosting a group Field Day effort, it will submit an entry as usual, using the club call sign. Club members operating at home will submit separate entries with their own call signs and will enter the club name on the entry form for club aggregate scoring.

Q: Can a club member operate from home using the club call sign?

A: Yes, but the call sign may only be used in one location. The member must receive permission from the trustee of the club call sign.

Q: Our club normally enters Field Day in Class A. If we operate from our home stations, in which class should individual members enter in order to be included in the aggregate club score?

A: Each member will operate independently and will submit the entry using whatever class applies to their operation. Typically, home stations running on commercial ac power are Class D, while home stations running on battery, solar, generator, or the like (i.e., not from ac mains) are Class E. When the results are published, each club member will be listed in the results under the class in which they operated. For 2020 only, aggregate club scores will be listed by the club name in a separate listing. Read more.

Refer to the complete rules to determine eligibility for bonus points. — Thanks to ARRL Contest Program Manager Paul Bourque, N1SFE,


Field Day is always held on the 4th full weekend in June.  Want to see what 2019 Field Day was all about?  Watch ARRL’s 2019  Field Day Public Service Announcement.

WSARC’s Field Day was put on in conjunction with The Puget Sound Repeater Group, and Seattle Auxiliary Communication Services.  Additional participation was by Western Washington Medical Services Team, Red Cross, Search And Rescue, Seattle Emergency Hubs, and members of The Seattle Office Of Emergency Management who were on hand throughout the day discussing amateur radio and emergency preparedness!

Event details for 2019 Field Day which was held on Saturday, June 22nd at South Seattle College in the open field on the SE corner of the campus:

9:00 am   AN INTRODUCTION TO RADIO HAM RADIO 101      Where to start with Amateur Radio? What are your options if telephones or cellphones do not work? Information on how to get started will be discussed. There will be a variety of hand-held radio examples to see.
9:00 am  9 O’CLOCK PSRG SOCIAL NET      THE HAM VERSION FOR A RADIO CALL-IN SHOW! See and hear the fun sociable on-the-air meeting known as the 9 o’clock net hosted live from Field Day!
10:00 am   EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS      Are you prepared anywhere you are? Got a “GO-BAG”? A “Go-Bag” has a variety of necessities in an emergency. Quick access to anything from a mini first aid kit with a tourniquet to handy tools and quick meals in a pinch.
11:00 am   FIELD DAY OFFICIALLY STARTS Field Day starts at 11am and runs till Sunday at 11am!  You too can operate the radio and communicate around the US and beyond!!
11:00 am   PORTABLE RADIO SETUP      The Next Step up from a lower power hand-held radio. Find out what is in a portable radio kit.
11:00 am   SOLAR ROVER      The power of the sun at your fingertips! URBAN SURVIVAL SKILLS FAIR A variety of topics and information provided by the City of Seattle Emergency HUBs to help your household and your neighborhood be prepared.
2:00 pm   HAM RADIO 101 FOR YOUNG ADULTS      A presentation geared towards kids and teens to introduce Information on how to get started will be discussed and a variety of hand-held radio examples to see.
2:30 pm   HOW TO BUILD AN ANTENNA      An introduction to different antennas, how and why they correlate with different types of radios, why antennas are important, and how to make one!
3:00 pm   HAMWAN      Getting internet long distances over a radio frequency? Using a telephone–without a telephone company? Is that possible with HamWAN? Come find out how!
3:30 pm   Do you know what “FOX HUNTING” is?      We promise no animals will be harmed in this hunt! A radio “fox hunt” is a Hide-and-Go-Seek Game for Ham Radio operators. Learn more about finding stray radio signals.
4:00 pm   WINLINK      Emailing anywhere over a radio frequency is not “fake-news”. WinLink is real and can do it.
5:00 pm   DMR RADIO      What is beyond using analog frequencies? Learn how Digital Mobile Radio works and how this technology is another way to reach out and communicate.