Amateur Radio Field Day goes from 2pm Saturady until 2pm Sunday (for a 24 hour period). Setup can begin today on Friday. Please get on the air and make some contacts! Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the club will not be participating like we have in years past. We encourage everyone to operate from home using their call sign and stay within their operating privileges.
Technician class operators have full privileges on 6 meters and up. 10 meter privileges are as follows:
Novice and Technician classes:
28.000-28.300 MHz: CW, RTTY/Data--Maximum power 200 watts PEP
28.300-28.500 MHz: CW, Phone--Maximum power 200 watts PEP
The ARRL has made some rule changes this year to better accommodate home stations participating in Field Day. They are as follows:
ARRL Field Day, June 27-28, the ARRL Programs and Services Committee (PSC) has adopted two temporary rule waivers for the event:
1) For Field Day 2020 only, Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points.
Field Day rule 4.6 defines Class D stations as “Home stations,” including stations operating from permanent or licensed station locations using commercial power. Class D stations ordinarily may only count contacts made with Class A, B, C, E, and F Field Day stations, but the temporary rule waiver for 2020 allows Class D stations to count contacts with other Class D stations for QSO credit.
2) 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).
**Please use "Union County Amateur Radio Club" to contribute to our club's aggregate Field Day Score
Ordinarily, club names are only published in the results for Class A and Class F entries, but the temporary rule waiver for 2020 allows participants from any Class to optionally include a single club name with their submitted results following Field Day.
For example, if Podunk Hollow Radio Club members Becky, W1BXY, and Hiram, W1AW, both participate in 2020 Field Day — Hiram from his Class D home station, and Becky from her Class C mobile station — both can include the radio club’s name when reporting their individual results. The published results listing will include individual scores for Hiram and Becky, plus a combined score for all entries identified as Podunk Hollow Radio Club.
The temporary rule waivers were adopted by the PSC on May 27, 2020.
More information about Field Day Rules can be found on the ARRL page http://www.arrl.org/field-day