BAARC FIELD DAY 2021 June 26-27

Broken Arrow Amateur Radio Club FIELD DAY-2021 June 26-27

CALL SIGN W5DRZ

 

OBJECT OF FIELD DAY

To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and in doing so to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. A premium is placed on developing skills to meet the challenges of emergency preparedness as well as to acquaint the general public with the capabilities of Amateur Radio.

WHO IS WELCOME

Station Setup at the site is available only to BAARC members in good standing.
All Club Members Are Welcome To Participate and Operate During Field Day.
Non members are welcome to visit and operate if scheduled or station space is available.
There should be availability to operate through the onsite BAARC member stations— just ask.

Please communicate with a club officer ahead of time and let them know that you are coming and how you would like to participate

WHERE

The Garden House and the Field North of Asbury Methodist Church
6767 Mingo Road Field North of the Garden House
9836 E 66th
East On E. 66th St From Mingo Rd. to S 101st E AVE.

***************** SCHEDULE OF EVENTS *****************

Before Friday at 1:00 pm — MOW?  Scout the area After 5:00 pm Friday, June 27 – check setup area and Garden House access codes

Breakfast 8:00+- am Saturday – bring a folding chair; Operating Area Antenna setup to follow by 9:30+- am.
12:00 pm Saturday … Operators meeting at Garden House finalize # transmitters + BANDS + MODES

1:00 pm Saturday … Start 24 hour Field Day operating!!

6:00 pm Saturday – Evening Meal, All members and Guests Invited. Bring a side dish or dessert.
Sunday 1:00 pm (24 hour continuous operations) CEASE OPERATIONS, and begin take down and CLEAN UP.

All hands on Deck for tear down and clean up!

General Field Day Info……….

Club Members Home Stations

Some club members may elect to operate from home. The rules this year and last, allow those who want to operate from home using thier call, to give the club points also. When submitting your field day log to ARRL please list the Broken Arrow Club as your affiliated club. Please show the club exactly as BROKEN ARROW ARC  for the club to get credit.

Onsite W5DRZ Stations

The Trustee is ultimately responsible for all transmissions please use all legal procedures. from our stations. When the station licensee designates others as control operators, they should make a note in the log.
The W5DRZ Call Sign Carries No Band Privileges, The Control Operator Has The Privileges Provided By His/Her License Class. Remember, both the station licensee and the designated control operator are equally responsible for all transmissions (97.103(a) and (b)).

The FCC no longer requires you to carry a photocopy of your license whenever you are the control operator of a station. It is desireable though for you to have at least a wallet size copy of your license during the Broken Arrow Amateur Radio Club Field Day Operations.

W5DRZ as Class “A” Field Day Event

(Class A) Club / non-club portable: Club or a non-club group of three or more persons set up specifically for Field Day. Such stations must be located in places that are not regular station locations and must not use facilities installed for permanent station use, or use any structure installed permanently for Field Day. A single licensee or trustee for the entry is responsible for
the group entry. All equipment (including antennas) must lie within a circle whose diameter does not exceed 300 meters (1000 feet). To be listed as Class A, all contacts must be made with transmitter(s) and receiver(s) operating independent of commercial power mains.

Class A RULE CHANGE

There is one rule change from Field Day in 2013. Stations operating as Class A or B may begin setting up at 0000 UTC on Friday (which will be Thursday 8:00 PM EDT, 7:00 CDT, 6:00 MDT and 5:00 PDT). The groups may start and stop their set-up, resuming the set-up later, but, may spend only a maximum of 24 hours cumulative time for setting up their sites. This will not effect us as we will start setting up Friday afternoon after 1:00 pm.

Site Preparations is not considered part of the Field Day Site and Station Setup.

BANDS AND MODES

All amateur bands except the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands.
Modes are Phone, CW and Digital …, including FT-8
All Digital is counted as one mode and only one transmitter per mode-band applies (excluding GOTA)

QSO(Contact) Exchange

A Typical Call Format would be as follows:
(You) “CQ Field Day” “CQ Field Day”, this is “W5DRZ” calling “CQ Field Day”…..
Station Responds: (Them)W5DRZ this is AB7RA, Please Copy, 6 Alpha,OR (They have 6 transmitters and they are in Oregon)
Your Response: “ I Copy 6A (alpha) OR, Please copy 5A (alpha)OK (Oklahoma) “Thanks for the contact.”
“CQ Field Day” CQ Field Day, de W5DRZ CQ Field Day”

The Key is To Stay At It..You will sound more experienced. You
will log a lot more contacts!

Bonus Points

• Satellite QSO: 100 bonus points for successfully completing at least one QSO via an amateur radio satellite during the Field Day period. Plus we get the point for the QSO.
• Copy W1AW Bulletin
• Send and Receive A Formal Message

Get-On-The-Air (GOTA) Station

This station must use a different callsign from the primary Field Day station. The GOTA station must use the same callsign for the duration of the event regardless if operators change. The GOTA station uses the same exchange as its parent. 4.1.1.2. The GOTA station may be operated by any person licensed since the
previous year’s Field Day, regardless of license class. It may also be operated by a generally inactive licensee. Non-licensed persons may participate under the direct supervision of an appropriate control operator. A list of operators and participants must be included on the required summary sheet to ARRL HQ.

Free VHF Station
All Class A entries may also operate one additional transmitter if it operates exclusively on any band or combination of bands above 50 MHz (VHF/UHF) without changing its basic entry classification. This station does not qualify for a 100-point bonus as an additional transmitter. This station may be operated for the clubs Field Day period and all contacts count for QSO credit. It is operated using the primary callsign and exchange of the main Field Day group and is separate and distinct from the GOTA station.

OPERATING SCHEDULE
BAND AND MODE

MULTIPLE TRANSCIEVERS and
OPERATING STATIONS
Unique Band and mode (CW, phone, Digital) NO PROBLEM …… “get after it”

Same Band ??? WILL TAKE COOPERATION AND COORDINATION BETWEEN OPERATORS!
We need to know who is bringing what and what bands/modes you want to work
We will try to coordinate a schedule where everyone gets to work a band/mode in segments….

Logging

Log Call, Time, Frequency ,Mode, and full response exchange (#transmitters class ARRL section or DX)
Use any logging program that will write or export a ADIF (.ADI) file and is setup for logging ARRL Field Day
If you are going to operate a different transmitter on the same band/mode as previously operated by another operator, Please have a logging program available that can import ADI files and merge with log already loaded. Both the old free HRD and N1MM programs work for this.

Misc

A person may not contact for QSO credit any station from which they also participate
A transmitter/receiver/transceiver used to contact one or more Field Day stations may not subsequently be used under any other call-sign to participate in Field Day

Phone, CW and Digital (non-CW) modes on a band are considered as separate bands

All voice contacts are equivalent.
All non-CW digital contacts are equivalent.

The use of more than one transmitter at the same time on a single band/mode is prohibited, Exception: a dedicated GOTA station
No repeater contacts are allowed for points.
Batteries may be charged while in use , the batteries must be charged from a power source other than commercial power mains

LAST BUT NOT LEAST

Remember field day is to operate, learn and have FUN!

Please, if someone comes by and wants to know about HAM RADIO, talk to them and let them get on the AIR!

If another operator wants to get on the air, please share your station. Also, if the logging software allows, please note the change of operator or 3rd party traffic

Please show up to help setup and especially TAKE DOWN and CLEAN UP