Hi, George Forsyth here AA7GS. Yesterday , I submitted my Field Day totals on your website under the "west valley amateur radio club - AZ"....I should have used the name west valley amateur radio club arizona. I hope this can be fixed.. george firstname.lastname@example.org
We had a great time making lots of QSOs, enjoying Field Day 2022. This was our first time working as a husband and wife team from our home in Almost Heaven West Virginia. Lydia, AA8UL and Dave, WA8KAN.
CW is very popular in FD, there should be a band allocation for Straight Key and/or slower operators. This could be similar to the sub band assignment in the SKCC events. I observed many slower operators being ignored, or faster operators not reducing their keying speed. While points are good, fun is better. AB1XK
Hi all. Operated 8 hours as 1B in WNY. Marine battery held its charge for the duration. Murphy struck my TS-50 in 2021 FD, but Paul Jahnke fixed it up FB. Thanks Paul! New caps and a new memory battery and it is better than new. The ARRL Field Day Guide was useful, especially the Section Checklist page. Next year could you add a US Band Chart to the packet, please? Perhaps it could be sponsored by one of the fine equipment manufacturers or QST advertisers. (HINT: useful operating aids influence buying decisions ...) Lots of bugs - hundreds of different varieties in the side yard. Lots of noise (QRM) but from the neighbors' lawnmowers, Harleys, ATVs,weed whackers, leaf blowers; a head set will help next year. Made progress toward 5BWAS - thanks to all the ops on the other end. CU next FD. 73 de AB2NM
We had a small gathering at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, CA. Our information booth was set up at the entry to the museum.
After two years off, FCARC (MA) was back at Poets Seat with memorial AC1L callsign. A smaller operation than in the past, but many new people. Special thanks to NX1K and N1IBS for keeping us on the air overnight.
Started setup at 1300 EDT Saturday, with raising/tuning EFHW antenna. Battery was fully charged and rig (Yaesu FT-450AT) running on Solar. Focused on the antenna's tuned band (40m) and spent majority of time on that band, working Phone contacts well into the night (1 AM EDT Sunday). Sunday morning, began working FT-8 contacts, after first setting up WSJT-X (previously unused on the laptop), then configuring the rig interface. In the end, had a successful morning of digital contacts, however - the EFHW matching unit began to show signs of overheating on full power QSOs/CQs (SWR increasing through the QSO). The last FT-8 contact made was with my own club, W2MMD! Finished off Field Day activities with a few more SSB contacts on the 40m band. Overall, a great Field day, with lots of QSOs, and it allowed me to work on my hardware & software configuration for upcoming POTA activations!
The Azalea Coast ARC had it's biggest FD turn-out in years for 2022. We also had a good flow of visitors at our public location, with at least 8 guests expressing a serious interest in our Hobby. The Wx was nearly perfect, which made up for less than perfect band conditions.
96-99 WATTS OF POWER. SOCIAL MEDIA POST (100 BONUS PTS) ON FACEBOOK W5KUB:"20M is pretty good tonight for Field Day... Excellent compared to this afternoon where I had a lot of static crashes and noise. Ive been getting a lot of Pacific NW and New England (and Canada) tonight from Texas. Im just cruising the Phone band end to end. Im 1D so Im not necessarily playing for points. Plenty of activity tonight though if youre considering firing up your rig. AC5CM"
Twenty-eight years in amateur radio and just now participating in my first Field Day! Operated QRP under battery power the entire time with my Xiegu X6100 and RS-918 radios.
I have sent two more dupe sheets via email.
Due to the cost of gasoline, I was not sure I really wanted to run the generator. But a few hours did not cost THAT much. 73, Loyd AE5MM
For me, the highlight of the event was a QSO with my old club, the West Valley Amateur Radio Association operating as K6EI. I had managed a 40M CW QSO with W6YX which was 4F SCV. Since the club was set up in SCV and W6YX had a strong signal, I guessed I might be able eke out a both-way QRP QSO with W6EI, so I went looking for them. We completed the QSO with lots of celebratory dits. Being too lazy to set up antennas etc. for category 1B, I entered in category 1E with some pre-charged batteries to supply my Emergency Power. I used two Bioenno LiFePO4 batteries, a 40AH battery as the main battery and a 6AH as a secondary. I ran my station consisting of a K3, a P3, a small SVGA display, and a home-brew automatic antenna switch based on an Arduino. I also used the battery to charge the MacBook Pro which started at 100% and ended at 5% via a 115v inverter. The 40AH battery lasted almost 13 hours of operation before it shut itself down. I finished the event on the 6AH battery.
Operated SSB, CW and FT8 for 10+ hours above the arctic circle at Nataiinlaii Territorial Park Campground in NT, Canada. Received signals were distorted. Only one station responded. What a bust!
WX was decent. Great station, fabulous operators, good food and accommodations. Everyone had a super time. Mike/N4GU had opportunity to test out the station and discover what works best. We were using a new generator and ran out of gas with one hour to go! Called it a day at that point.
WX was 104F with over 50% Humidity, I thought I did ok being casual with a K5 Geomagnetic storm going on. Signals were fading pretty bad :(
CKARS_HHFNKY. Had another great FD this year. Short but rough storm in the area on Saturday afternoon/evening. A few gremlins crept in but were eventually overcome. Experimented and were able to operate on solar charger and batteries for all 486 of our 40m Phone QSO's. Digital operations were up quite a bit from the past. Thanks to all who participated and the many visitors we had!
The weather was fantastic in the mountains of Vermont, warm and clear starry skies! We,W1ASP and myself, made many QSO's running an IC7300 and a KX4 QRP. Setup was at 2000 ft elev. by a pond. Ran 2- 55Ah batteries via solar, fed by a 120W panel with a battery booster. Batteries performed excellent throughout the event. Antennas, a Hex Beam, inverted V 80M OCF dipole, portable Delta loop and a multiband vertical.
Each year, Jim Studer (AK4I) invites his next door neighbor, Kirk, to attend the annual ARRL Field Day event. Being totally blind, Kirk enjoys listening to the quick FD exchanges and excited when he is informed a new state was successfully contacted. This year was very special for Kirk for he was approved to have his sight restored with doctors performing eye surgery on June 15th, just in time for Field Day event. Kirk was overwhelmed with the added visual element to his Field Day experience. He provided a warm and welcomed smile each time he witnessed a new state added to the Field Day map. Thank you ARRL for hosting the 2022 Field Day event. It sure made Kirk's year.
Web site Easternozarkarc.club
N0TA - John Reilly and I -K0FTC, put a QRP portable station in the Pawnee National Grasslands, using solar to charge the batteries we used for power. We made 100 CW QSO's and 112 FT4/FT8 digital QSO's. We used a Xiegu G90 radio, Acer low power mini PC, SOTA beams 3 band antenna, and Jackery/RockPile panels and batteries. Location was a hilltop (relative to the flat terrain in the Pawnee) next to a windmill that was approximately 45 miles NE of Fort Collins. WX involved a cold front moving through our area, warm at the start of the contest, but windy through out and temps into the low 50's at night. Had enough sun to have a full battery going into the evening, and did not switch batteries, the Jackery held enough power to see us through the night and to mid morning the next day when we quit. The one big issue we had was being delayed a few hours at the start from a slow computer that was not running well because of the heat generated by processing our programs. Once we figured out we needed to cool the computer during the warm afternoon, it ran well throughout the rest of the event. Oh-cows were a PIA, into our guys, our set up, using out trucks to rub against, and N0TA making friends by feeding one of them corn chips. They got friendly enough that N0TA had to rap one on the nose as it stuck its head inside the truck when he was trying to operate.
I have also submitted dupe sheets via email. Included are the dupe sheets for GOTA.
Just having fun with my friends, we have a mini-club at work I helped 3 of my employees get their General Tickets.
For FD2022, K0W was located in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest near the Columbine Campground. Antennas used included G5RV Junior (51') and an OCF Windom multiband strung between trees
Had fun. Operated from a local park in CT during park daytime hours for Saturday, and Sunday. Was HOT both days. Next time will bring pop up shelter. Had fun. Thanks to ARRL, for the event. 73
My first field day -- stopped by the local club's station, and made some contacts at my home. I'm used to giving rst reports, and took me a while to get used to the exchange format for field day! I actually wish that RST was part of the exchange. Looking forward to next field day.
Utilized battery power and my FT-817 at 5 watts throughout the entire event from my home. Band condx had been bad leading up to the event, but FD 20 and 40 meters were clear from FN20qv.
My rolling ham shack is an Oliver travel trailer, equipped with a 160w solar panel, a 1000w dc to ac inverter, and 210AH of battery storage. The trailer was built with ham radio in mind and has SO239 connectors on the exterior and near the dinette table on the inside. Enclosed, please find pictures of my shack, in situ, in the Lincoln National Forest and an interior picture of my work desk including my Elecraft KX2 with an Elecraft KPXA Amplifer, a Samlex SEC-1235M switching power supply powered by the 1000w inverter, and the TW2010 band switching controller, powered by a 10AH Dakota Lithium battery.
Operated Saturday only using OCF 80M dipole and inverted delta loop antennas 48 QSOs * 2 + 750 Bonus Points = 1046
WE are still slowing working our way back to full operation after the effects of Covid -19. It was real nice. I'd appreciate the ability to save a partially started score application, so I can take my time. I can probably submit partials, but I'm not sure it will find it's way back. Great contest
To me, part of the fun of this (and also true somewhat of State QSO Parties) is that this is the only time that many ops ever do anything akin to contest operating. Sure, you can tell who they are, but the foibles that come with that are a big part of the fun for me. I know that what they are doing is special to them and it is a joy to work them. Annoyed my neighbors by firing up my generator so as to quailfy for 1E. I went 1D last year but felt like I should do something in the general direction of emergency operations.
K3CCR is the club station at the Collington continuing-care retirement community at FM 18OW in MD, just east of DC. For 2022 Field Day N3UM and W5MPB did 2E with our Honda 2000EU generator; very reliable when fed TruFuel canned ethanol-free gas. N3UM did all CW, W5MPB all SSB. We did 12.4 hrs BIC using K3ZO’s “senior- citizen rules”; sleep vs naps, meals vs snacks. In 4.8 hrs at start 18-2248Z, N3UM ran on 40 M for 77 Qs, then for 102 Qs on 20 M. On 20 M bad local QRN limited W5MPB to 14 Qs, but on 40 M he got 47 Qs. Back on at 2323Z after refuel, W5MPB got 35 Qs on 40 M and 19 Qs on 80 M. N3UM ran for 72 Qs on 40 M and 102 on 80 by 0306Z QRT. Back on at 1210Z after the sleep break N3UM ran for 93 of 155 Qs on 40 M & 35 Qs clicking spots on 15 M. W5MPB got 51 Qs on 20 M. We went QRT at 1602Z QRT to eat lunch on time. We worked all but 2 states, AK & NV. Total Qs with 1D stations were 30%, down just a bit from last year’s 40% We don’t see why 1D- to-1D QSOs should get credit any longer. This dilutes the focus and purpose of FD, and puts more loud signals on the bands.
A member from our club W3BA operated from his home. To my understanding on the FD rules his score should be aggregated to ours
The users of the W3GMS 146.985 Repeater (Parkesburg, PA) came together to operate Field Day 2022 under the callsign K3DTS. Officially we were registered as “146.985 User Group; Spark To Space ARC,” though we are not a club. We are friends who gather under the auspices of a benevolent dictator-W3GMS. Our GOTA station operated as K3KB. The site we used is a storage facility in Chester County, PA; FN20dc. In our pictures you can see that we moved in among the trailers, RVs and such that call that space home… and it was good! Pooling our interests, skills, patience and gear, with operators from 10 to 80 years old, newly licensed and almost ancient, we put together lots of QSOs and good memories. Enjoy looking through our Field Day 2022 album!
I powered up my portable generator, threw manual switch and house was on emergency power. So, went 1E. But, can't run AC on the portable generator, and it was a hot day. So did short operating sessions, then turned power back on to cool upstairs for my wife! Was nice not having 1.5kw 1D stations hogging good run freqs! I also like that the FD exchange is history-file and auto-fill proof. ARRL FD is the best training ground for new CW ops - actually have to copy the exchange!
We tried a few new things this year to get the word out including mailing postcard invitations to area hams who haven't participated with us in the past, hanging up flyers at businesses around town, and sending our annual press release to a wider variety of media outlets. We had excellent results from our outreach, receiving visits from several who had been looking for a club to get involved in, our Section Manager (Roger Parsons, KK4UDU), and a representative from our state Emergency Management Agency.
At the "ZERO hour" a huge thunderstorm came in and hoovered over us all through the day on Saturday. We did sneak in a few QSOs during the small breaks in the weather. Most of the time our antennas were unpluged and we were hunkered down in the building. Appropriately, our training class was "Electrical and Lightening Safety". Thankfully we had plenty of food and drink. Operating on the air was a bust but we had a lot of fun and got some good training. Looking forward to doing better next year.
It's amazing what can be done with 3W CW on FD. Congrats to all the folks that heard my signal and worked me, great ears guys! The 'go to' arrays were an 80M dipole and 40M delta loop (used with tuner on 20 and 15M).
This Field Day was the debut of the newly created Emergency Operations Center for the City of Waldo. The Gainesville Amateur Radio Society (GARS) has joined forces with Waldo city management to establish a room at the Waldo City Square that can serve the citizens with emergency communications, even when cell phones and the internet are non-functioning. The club’s goal for field day along with showing off the new EOC was to get as many people involved in the field day activities as possible. Our focus was on getting everyone “on the air.” We had several new HAMS make their first contact, and a young girl make a DX contact! We all agreed that was worth more than any number of points we could earn. A good time was had by all!
The VMI Alumni ARA had a great time operating QRP/Battery from the Dock at K4AEN's QTH. The Keydets (K4AEN '70, W4TJE '85, W5FB '79)erected three antennas in short order and given that we were located over salt water (Hampton Roads), we had a "force multiplier" for our meager 3A Battery QRP setup. 3 CW ops, 3 KX3s, two end fed wires, one old HyGain tribune trap vertical with the radials dangling in salt water, and the Spirit of VMI made for a fun weekend with more time spent telling "war" stories than operating.
The David M. Fiedler Memorial Amateur Radio Club - K4WAR operating from Pointes West Army Resort in Appling, GA. Club members from Fort Gordon, GA representing the Cyber and Signal Corps branches of the US Army helped setup four separate stations right along the scenic water's edge of Clark's Hill Dam Lake. Folks in kayaks stopped by to ask about our antennas and radios as well as others from nearby camping spots.
Getting back active on Amateur Radio and installing and setting up software.
We operated with 2 radios but only 1 computer with logging software. The dup file submitted is for only radio #2. I have the dup sheets for radio #1 but when I tried to add them,it appears each page I added, deleted the previous page so I left the dup file from the computer as the one uploaded. Just give an email or URL and I'll be happy to send you the other 6 pages for documentation.
When using a gasoline powered generator, be careful to know the exact time. When a clock uses the power line frequency as its time base, the indicated time will drift over several hours. My generator indicated it was running at 62.5Hz and made me very early for dinner! I didn't miss it, but I had to help set it up. See picture attached.
Had fun with my first FD in the field. Ran from 18:00z to 04:00z as fatigue over came me and I needed to sleep. I broke down early the next morning due to weather. I learned a lot on what I need to improve on. Hopefully next year I'll do even better! FT-991A at 100w or less with a 40-10m EFHW.
My log shows 7 contacts, however, I claimed 6 QSOs. The last QSO in the log, N5T, is one that I worked for a few contacts at that clubs FD setup at the Johnson Space Center, Houston.
Third year in a row as 1E and as in the past had a great time! Four goals and three out of four met. 1 Have fun! 2 As one of my mentors has always said "Run em!" W4MYA Bob Morris 3 Keep the rate up 4 Beat previous efforts Accomplished 1-3 and despite all efforts number 4 fell short and I base this on conditions that mother nature provided. Stayed strictly on the money bands for the above Avg rate 95 Highest rate 141 73! Ed K5OF
26th consecutive year operating FD with the Woodbridge Wireless, Inc. club (W4IY). Also logged some home station time this year. Lots of fun.
K6AA, United Radio Amateurs Club, operated 3A from Angel's Gate Park in San Pedro, CA the full 24 hours. SSB RV with a HexBeam at 30', DIG tent with portable vertical, CW with a tower trailer with 3-el triband beam at 40'. All with IC-7300's. Satellite station with crossed yagis. VHF station/tent with an Elk log-periodic beam at 15'. Great operators/loggers, great set-up help, great support folks (sandwiches/pumpkin bread, brownies, water/sodas, etc.). Excellent weather, no blood shed (always a good thing). Excellent cooperation between all involved and no inter-station interference problems. All in all, a GREAT Field Day! The SSB station was set up twice(!) because a policeman objected to the first location...arrggghhhh! Extra thanks to AA6VX who traveled from Santa Maria with his 29' travel trailer to provide total comfort to the CW ops (coffeemaker, fridge, icemaker(!), cushioned seats, etc.). Not the best conditions, but we did pretty well (1934 contacts, 6474 QSO score + 1170 bonus points = 7644 total score.
My new Club the Central Coast Amateur Radio Group in Grover Beach,California Held our !st Field Day at the Elm Street Park in Arroyo Grande, California. Me had all 5 club members show up for the set up 3 hours before the start of Field Day. Band conditions were poor due to sunspots and pile ups on 20m and 40m. We operated on 100% Solar Power charged batteries 1 station A, at 100 watts. High lite was the Police coming to our tent at 330 am in the morning. Dave K6AYK
K6ORI operated 4A from the Lafayette Ridge Trail entrance to Briones Regional Park in Lafayette, California. Four HF stations were operated (3 SSB and one digital) along with a VHF/UHF SSB/FM/CW station on 50 MHz, 144 MHz, 222 MHz and 432 MHz. The site was visted by the East Bay Section Manager, a Lafayette City Councilman and the COML for the Contra Costa County Fire District.
This year operating from west shore Lake Tahoe. Unfortunately there was a thunderstorm moving through on Saturday afternoon and it rained (in California, in June!).
Lots of Pacific Northwest stations logged this year - ID was NOT rare!
This year 2022, the 100 w requirement was very good for me on the West Coast. I could make many more East Coast Station QSO's, because I was not overshadowed with high power transmissions. In a sense, it was a level playing field. Much more enjoyable. I hope this requirement continues. K6WK, Michael. (at the Club Station W6VET)
Note to self: 100 feet off a main road with heavy ATV traffic is not an ideal QTH for radio ops! But it was handy being next to the cabin we had rented for vacation.
Our first Field Day in many, many years. Saturday was a bust but sunday was much better and lots of fun. For most of our members this was their first Field Day. Everyone agreed a lot of fun was had. We learned a lot and are looking forwards to Field Day 2023
The GSLCC returned to our favorite spot in the Uintah Forest about 80 miles east of Salt Lake City as K7KC. We were at 9740ft. ASL at Wolf Creek Pass. We operated as a 3A entry with Elecraft K3 radios running cw, phone and digital modes. A Force 12 C3 YAGI antenna and a 40/80 fan dipole were supported by an Aluma 100ft. Mobile Tower Unit. Low Band Systems Diplexer, Triplexer and band pass filters allowed us to run the three radios at 100 watts output with no inter-station interference. The four "seasoned" operators were: K7MZ, K7UT, N7RXL and W7HPW. Final claimed score was 4,660.
This year did it from the back porch of our sauna. All portable power, lots of fun. Relaxed on a nice big comfy couch.
The South West Idaho ARC had a great time at field day.
It was a great field day! We set up on BLM land in Sonoita, AZ. Harder to break through the mud than we thought, but we had fun with it. We had a SSB station running on solar power and a Digital / CW station that operated using a generator. Additionally had a 2 meter station that handled traffic and a satellite station to make a satellite QSO. Great fun with the club!
A big thank you to everyone that stopped by to our field day event. Bands were in good shape, and our local noise floor was very low. Since we were not using directional (gain) antennas it was oftentimes hard to break a pileup. A huge shout out to Scott G. for bringing his solar equipment and making a handful of contacts, all on 6 meters none the less! Sincerely, Frank L.
The Wexaukee Amateur Radio Club had one of its best Field Days ever. We had a lot of participation especially from new Hams and two youth age 10.WA8UPB and WD8DID did an excellent job on 40 meter CW while the rest battled the crowded phone frequencies.Hope everyone had a super Field Day! 73, Tom, WB8WIV
I got into Solar Generators (Thanks to N2RJ) this spring and got a Bluetti to use for Field Day and eventually other ops like POTA and OSPOTA. I got a used solar panel to keep the system charged, found that noise filters will be needed next time, but I found my IC7300 drew around 90 Watts as I operated under 80 watts with a max 200W input I should be ale to sustain long operations with some power management. I plan to do a presentation on using these for ham radio at a future meeting.
My safety/security officer K9 Tabitha And site supervisor Blue Jay(Bob)
We held our Field Day activities at the Woodford County Emergency Management Association (WCEMA) EOC which is our club's supported emergency affiliate. While band conditions were poor that Saturday we had a great turnout of 21 HAMS! They enjoyed our educations topics on VARA HF and review of the SOP's of the 2 Meter base station used for Weather Spotting Net Control at the EOC. We were visited by Kent McCanless (KD9IBE) the WCEMA Emergency Director and IL State Representative Tom Bennett, our districts State Representative.
After a two-year hiatus during the COVID years, I returned to operating Field Day on a nice, sunny weekend. This year was my tiniest and simplest station yet, including the power source and antenna farm. Everything used to make contacts this year was new, purchased within the past year or two, and never used before. The radio transceiver, keyer paddle, power pack, and three of the four antennas were brand new. However, only the 3-foot diameter loop placed a mere 2.5 feet above the ground was used to make all of the CW contacts. The other three antennas were all 5 feet above ground, but in the extreme heat, I was not in the mood to work hard at trimming down the SWRs. The small rig was a QRP Labs QCX-mini 20m CW transceiver running 5W output. The portable iambic keyer paddle was a GHD GM702. The battery was an Anker PowerCore Select 20000 (A1363H11-1) power bank rated for 20Ah, 18W that I purchased at Walmart. Its output was converted from 5Vdc to 12Vdc by a Baofeng USB 12Vdc 1A power adapter (a DC-DC boost converter). The main antenna was an MFJ-9232 with a 9-foot long wire, creating a 2.9-foot diameter loop. Other miniature antennas set up and tested were high in SWR, and were not used. These antennas included a fixed dipole using two MFJ-1620T base-loaded mobile whips for 20m, an MFJ-1820T 20m base-loaded portable whip with a 12-foot, 10-inch counterpoise, and an MFJ-1699T 10-band base-loaded mobile whip with a 16-foot, 11-inch counterpoise to be added next time. I plan to tune these up in cooler weather. I made a DC power connector adapter cable to convert a 2.5mm plug to a 2.1mm plug in order for the DC-DC converter to fit the radio properly. The overall results were not bad, considering the few hours that I operated, and the limited output power, single band and operating mode, antenna size, and antenna height. I made 30 US contacts from OR to FL, plus 1 QSO in Canada, running less than 5W into a 3-foot diameter wire loop antenna only 2.5 feet off the ground on the 20m CW band. I operated for about five hours total, averaging a contact every 10 minutes. The weather was hot and sunny this year, with no rain. I am looking forward to a few station improvements for the next time, such as installing AGC and SWR circuits. I also plan to store the entire station in a small yet rugged travel case, an Apache 1800 (Harbor Freight 64550), which measures only 8.125"W x 5.625"D x 3.75"H. 73 fer now de Rob, KA2BEO.
Participants: KA5D Kyle, K5ATX Tim, W5TN David, KC2QJA Perry, and two XYLs along for the fun. Camping and operating in Buescher State Park TX, outdoors in 104 degree heat, no AC, no operating on commercial power, battery and solar QRP only as always. Had a great time. Thank goodness for screened shelters to protect from sun and bugs.
It was an enjoyable Saturday afternoon in a public park about 400 yards from my house. I ran an Icom 7300 on battery power with an attached Solar Panel to keep the battery topped off. I had my key, but only did Digital. Antenna was a Hustler "3BTV" tuned for 10M, 15M and 20M. About 12 feet up with 6 wire suspended wire radials. (3BTF is a hacked 4BTV with the 20M trap and 40M top section removed. A much shorter antenna to raise and deploy.)
It was good to find 15 meters open! Fun time.
Sure were a lot of home stations on. Pity about that 1D to 1D for points rule, hope that is reconsidered
Field Day 2022 was great fun! I operated 1B from a rural, wooded location in northern VA using wire antennas in trees. I operated CW for the first 22 hours, and then SSB for the last 2 hours. Many thanks to all the stations I worked - I wish I could have worked more, but I ran out of time! 🙂 I started on my favorite band, 15 meters, but band conditions were less than stellar, so it was tough sledding at the beginning. I tried a few minutes on 10 meters, but it was dead: all I could manage was a single ground wave contact with another VA station. Nothing else heard, so I went back to 15 for a few more contacts. Despite the poor band conditions, 15 meters nonetheless enabled several contacts to western states from VA (e.g., ARRL sections SCV, AZ, MT, WWA, OR, SB, SDG, etc.) which is the expected path on that band. But then later in FD, 15 meter propagation changed dramatically. On Sunday morning, I worked mainly the eastern ARRL sections, such as NNJ, NNY, TN, NFL, WV, EPA, etc. No western states at all! All contacts on Sunday morning were short skip which was completely different than at the start of FD. This short opening on 15 on Sunday morning was unexpected, and great! It provided a rich source of FD contacts that otherwise would not have been worked! You can learn a lot from FD -- including propagation! 73, Jack KB4CG
Shack In closet: Dualband antenna in attic Runing 45 watts from icom IC-702mk2g Maid 11 contacts on 2m FM and for Digital FT8 have multiband vert in closet runing 15 watts. Field Day this weekend.
The new rules are taking the field out of Field Day. I would like to have 1D stations not be allowed to work each other for points or aggregate their score to a club. We should encourage as many operators as we can to be in the field. Put the field back in Field Day.
I wanted to do something different this year. Due to prior obligations I only had a limited amount of time. I put up a random wire antenna about 130ft or so supported by a 6ft conyne delta kite. I attached the kite to a reel holding about 1000ft of 150lb line. I attached a 9:1 balun to the antenna wire. I also put a 470K resistor between the antenna and ground to handle any static buildup. The kite was anchored to a dog stake with a bungee cord. The setup worked very well as long as the wind held out.
Created a couple videos and a web site this year as I learned about Field Day: - Everything you wanted to know about ARRL Field Day 2022 but were afraid to ask: https://youtu.be/FaeWWrlbvgA - Cabrillo Log: http://cabrillolog.com
20 meter band was noisy in the first few hours, limiting QRP contacts. It quieted down towards evening, however. During the first W1AW Field Day message transmission, someone tuned up on the 20 meter W1AW frequency and I lost two lines of CW. To find the missing lines, I had to wait for the 10 o'clock transmission. Participants, please do not tune up on the W1AW or K6KHP frequencies. KC0CCR
Set up in Laurel sanctuary of Nipmuck state forrest in Union Connecticut. Had nice conversations with hikers and bikers passing by.
life in the near-field, condx poor enough to lose your mind!
This is our club's first field day so i am only posting this so that others get credit for their contacts, While five contacts were made under solar power, we do not have photos of the solar power station. So just remove it.
First time really operating as 1D. Liked it better than an organized at a facility type operation. I could take a break, grab a beverage, and stop and start back up when I wanted to. I'll probably operate like this in the future. Bands were ok, CW was more active for me than SSB. 160m was silent, while 80, 40, 20 and 15 meters were active (for me). Nothing heard on 10m
This was a bit of a chaotic year again. This year the radio was working fine, but the logging computer decided not to play nice. I logged a few phone contacts on paper and forgot to transfer them to the computer log once I got it working. By the time I was submitting I couldn't find the paper log. So none of the phone contacts were submitted. If I find it within the next few weeks, I'll try to resubmit.
I think a class F/EOC station should get credit for the Safety Checklist.
This is a corrected report. I submitted the first report under the wrong call sign, K3DTS instead of KC3SQI.
I decided to setup for FD at the last minute and give it a shot. It had been well over 20+ years since the last time I participated and what a BLAST it was! I dusted off my old Xiegu X108G and powered it via my battery "Go Box". The antenna was a Jackite push up pole up about 25ft that held my SOTA Beam linked dipole in an inverted V configuration. The plan was to run 10w,CW only, and use a paper log. Once the sun went down and it cooled off outside, I fired up the rig. I heard NH6JC on 20m. "No way this thing will make it to Hawaii," I thought. After about the third call, he came back to me. NO WAY! It took us a couple of times going back and forth to complete the exchange but we did it. I operated 1E for about 3 hours and didn't realize how fast the time flew by. A little after midnight, I called it a night. What an amazing time I had!
Very glad that 100 watts was made the maximum power allowed. The stations signals were more level and it was the antennas that made the difference not the power. It made the A, B, C and most E stations more competitive. High power D and F stations did not overpower the bands. Thanks, kc7o
Interesting that many FT stations calling were not responding. Maybe setup issue? I heard some users were "forcing" CQ FD instead of using field day mode.
Since I had my son for the weekend, and no club members came out to operate in Austintown, OH, I packed up and ran the rest of the evening at home.
This was a great Field Day. It was a good idea for the ARRL to limit power to 100 watts PEP. This gave all participants the chance to make contacts instead of competing wth high power. I have always used 100 watts to make contacts with awards to prove that high power is not always necessary, Antenna is inverted V at 40 ft. I use a Kenwood TS-590SG and a Yeasu FTdx1200 as a backup transceiver.ARRL is a great benefit to Amateurs and your support is crucial to our future.
First Field Day was a lot of fun! I got to exercise my newly-learned CW.
It looks like we used the wrong exchange on field day. We used 4D as opposed to 4A, this was a mistake on our interpretation of the rules.
Kenwood TS-590SG, Johnson Viking Matchbox, 175' dipole First 5 QSO's on 20 meters were natural power.
Ran a few hours Sunday afternoon on QRP power, Solar, EFHW Vertical in back of truck on fiberglass pole.
All PH and CW contacts (5) were made with batteries previously charged exclusively using solar power and continually topped up using solar power during Field Day. A photo of N0PUF in yellow safety vest documents the existence of and illustrates the work performed by our Safety Officer.
Elecraft K3/10 at 5 watts. 80 thru 10M bands were weak with QSB in/out for nearly the whole event here. Lots of peats and repeats, but always a fun time! Thanks for your copy of my QRP sigs, and for your patience with completing QSO's. Thought my antennas had blown down several times due to weak sigs, but when I looked, they were still up. Used 3 antennas: a 90' up 40' dipole, a 31' vertical dipole, and a 15M quadrant up 27', all fed with window line and a Johnson Matchbox tuner. C U next time, 73, Dan ke0tt
I've been operating FD from home the past few years and really enjoying it. This year was an all-out CW-only effort. I pushed myself to complete more runs and watch my rates. The result, I set a new personal best and crossed the 1,000 QSO boundary for the first time ever! Thank you to all who helped me to achieve this new personal milestone! '73, Bob, KE3K
Ran 1B battery @ 5 watts. Using the KX3 with Li battery and 25 watts solar panel and charge controller to keep battery up. Antennas included G5RV jr, End fed half wave, and 31 ft vertical. Bands weren't too good so it was all CW for me. Tried some FT8 but that took a long time and didn't find many QSOs there. 40 meters picked up on Saturday night from my QTH. 315 QSOs in the log. Worked most of the sections, but had a hard time with CA and some other western states. Notable Quote: You can't run on FD with 5 watts. 73, Fred KE4Q
We enjoyed operating portable QRP CW for Field Day 2022! An awesome local farmer graciously allowed us to set up under his little picnic shelter on his beautiful farm land-- We were running about 3.5 watts from a HW-9 to an inverted vee at about 25ft (just tossed as high as we could into the closest tree). We had good luck on 20m, some on 40m and 80m as well both days, and a Puerto Rican station on 15m! This wasn't our first field day (typically operate with the local club), but this was our first one operating 1B (portable battery) & the YL's first FD making CW contacts (not just logging). We didn't operate very late into the night as planned; once the Sun completely disappeared and we were operating by very low (battery-powered) lights & candles, the infestation of silverfish (and other questionable critters) who had clearly inhabited the old picnic table for quite some time began to emerge and join our Field Day party. Being surrounded by corn fields and next to a small pond, we became acquainted with the unfamiliar community of nocturnal wild life. According to the YL, we definitely met the criteria for operating under "unfavorable" conditions.. hihi. Despite our uninvited guests, we had a blast, and her interest in CW has really exploded, thanks to ARRL Field Day! We are planning to get involved with POTA in the near future now that we've had a taste of portable ops, and also planning to get more involved with club events/sprints such as the (now FREE) FISTS CW Club, SKCC, and NAQCC! Looking forward to next field day!! Thank you ARRL for such a fun event and for helping keep interest in radio alive! 73, de KE4QZB (Brian) & KX4ASH (Ashley)
It was a hot weekend but I had lots of fun! We had 20 people show up to Brazos Bend State Park (45 minutes drive from Houston). Visitors included 2 that took the Tech exam that morning (they passed) , 2 park rangers, and the ARRL South Texas traffic manager. We cut our operations class to 2A because several of our club members sent word they would not be at the park DUE TO THE FORECAST OF 102F WEATHER ... Health concerns from heat or illness and traveling for work. They did the right thing ..... Safety comes first!! Members policed each other for hydration and signs of heat (excessive sweating or flushing). We passed out fluids, bananas, water melon. We helped some folks get on the HF airwaves for the first time or the first time in a long while. Mark and Steve were great mentors helping the newcomers succeed. 100% solar/battery using vertical antennas to avoid damage to trees and one antenna was made from TENT POLES. Our contact list is not real long ... During daylight hours 20m was upset and 40m was about dead. There was a geomagnetic storm on Saturday that really stirred up the ionosphere. The Rangers were interested in amateur radio as a backup when the park radio system or phones are down. The fellows that just took the Tech exam need amateur radio for the emergency relief group the work with. 73 KE5HDF
First year operating as 1C Aeronautical Mobile. Will need to improve antenna and radio for next year, and equip to operate in digital modes. The battery-powered HT at 5 watts garnered some extra multiplier points which helped out. Interesting, I heard another aeronautical mobile station operating in Connecticut, though I was unable to establish contact this year.
First Field Day by myself. A lot of fun. Need to work on operating more in crowded band. 20m seemed active whenever I was active. 40m was a bit noisy. 15m was nice Sunday morning. I tried 10m and 6m Sunday morning with no luck
Had Fun in my new shack. Bad 20 meter band conditions. Used my Elecraft K3 and P3 with a TIMEWAVE Navigator and a 20 meter Moxon laying on the roof of my house.
2022 was my first ARRL FD operating as a 1D, and also the first event working CW stations as I've always done SSB phone for FD. CW was a fun change of pace that really helped make the most of marginal band conditions in WWA. Lots of patient ops out there, I learned a lot even in a day of operating an unfamiliar mode. Thanks for bearing with me if we worked each other this year!
I do not agree with class D stations being permitted to contact other class D stations during this event. It is field day, not shack day.
I have never operated 2 meter SSB before. I was so shocked to find out I could make a 5/9 contact almost 60 miles away, using a slim jim antenna 10 feet up a tree!
We just restarted in-person club meetings this month due to COVID. It was good to be able to hold a Field Day event again.
I used a elecraft k2 on CW at 10W and made contacts in 24 sections, Antenna was a dipole up only about 15' above the ground from North to South from a tree in the back yard to the peak of the roof of our house. Power source was my car battery. My radio and laptop were placed on a small plastic banquet table under a shade tree in the back yard: A beautiful setting for a really fun event.
Had a lot of fun operating from home on emergency power. I was able to do a good test of my batteries and solar panel.
The Big Horn Amateur Radio Club (KI7W) operates for Field Day 2022 inside Hot Springs State Park (WY).
give my points to w8fy Van Wert Amateur Radio Club
The log submission process is cumbersome. -- Keep a cabrillo log AND tally QSOs and bands and power, really? That is a waste of my time. I likely will forgo submitting in the future.
Wife, Menaka Krishnaswamy KJ6OLU and Husband Senthil Ramaswami KJ6KCG in the wilderness of Cedarpines Park CA, from our vacation home made contacts using an Inverted "V" wire antenna attached to a flag pole on the Tow-Hitch of my SUV with a Yeasu FT 897D radio powered by a portable battery. My XYL got introduced to High frequency and hoping she too gets to General class along with me. Interesting enough the 10 Meter band was almost dead. could hear not a single station, while the 20 meter was strong and active.
2441d90 is my log confirmation no and wanted clarification that my submission will be credited to the virgin valley amateur radio club in Mesquite, Nv which set up multuple stations in a public venue and had multiple operators on field day. I was miles away, mobile, using non vehicle battery power in my vehicle for the duration. I see that I was credited with a 2x multiplier but I thought mobile was 5x. My intention was to add my points to the club's total. My location was on Blm land about 20 miles from the club stations.
7.2.3.: x2 for less than 100watts 7.3.1. 100% Emergency Power: +100 7.3.8. Alternate Power: +100 (battery+solar) 7.3.10. Educational activity bonus: +100 (DX Commander setup and solar training) 7.3.12. Site Visitation by a representative of an agency: +100 (Ben Parker - Carey Fire) 7.3.14. Web submission: +50 220.127.116.11. Youth +20
All the calls on the club radio were made using battery power (charged by solar), as were the first few calls Sunday morning on the GOTA radio. We all had a great time. The eldest girl has already started studying to upgrade to General, the next oldest girl said she wants to get her Tech. A visitor is planning to get his Tech and at least General, and one other person there the weekend may as well. We camped on a ranch not far from the South Dakota border and had a LOT of wind.
Operating from home, I noticed that many, if not a majority, of the stations that I heard CQing where class D stations. This is partly due to the rules change allowing class D stations to work each other. Regardless, having the generally, better-equipped home stations dominating doesn't seem to be in the spirit of the event. Either reinstate the rule that class D stations can't work each other or maybe just don't allow class D stations to CQ (possibly too strong a solution).
This was my very first contest! It was very fun, even with poor conditions.
Using solar power and 5 watts from my backyard shack amounted to a small number of contacts, but a large lesson in emergency readiness and preparation. (I emailed my dupe sheet because I didn't know how to attach it and the Cabrillo file on the eForm).
I learned that the AC inverter of my emergency battery/solar supply system is a bit noisy for Radio. I'll have to work on that, but for emergencies it worked well enough which is all you need when you need it most. 73
Another great FD in the books, despite rough conditions on HF. Worked the W4HFH VHF station, bad didn't see as much activity as last year. Will Be interesting to see participation numbers for this year.
All Field Day QSOs were executed using natural power. Each radio and associated laptop for digital work were powered by a 100 AH LiFePo battery charged via a 100W solar panel using a Renogy solar charge controller. Worked surprisingly well. Radios involved were a Yaesu FTDX 3000 and 991-A.
Operation during the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run at the Cal-2 Aid Station. Made a few Field Day contacts in between handling priority traffic in support of the race. Field Day station was a Yaesu FT-818 QRP transceiver and Raspberry Pi-3B, running voice and digital modes. Antenna was a 40m end-fed hung vertically into the trees. Power from a 55AH AGM battery, charged from solar.
I had limited time to operate, so I decided to see how much I could do with the KX2 internal battery. It turns out that the KX2 battery held up longer than the laptop did. Because of the poor weather forecast, I was operating from the kitchen table instead of the back yard, using a temporary 21 foot vertical antenna up on the back deck.
Saturday was a hot day around 95 degrees, but I was able to operate for a total of 2.5 hours in a four hour period with appropriate breaks to cool off. Sunday was a complete "wash out" with thunderstorms and heavy rain. Still, I made 50 contacts with my five watts and EFHW sloper, had a great time, and I'm very pleased with my results. I kept the W1AW livestream going on my tablet to keep me company during my solo Field Day operation.
Operator skill improved over last year. Better logging program and far better antennas for the CW station.
Very good FD here in Arizona. We dedicated our FD to SK's Saul N7CRS and Jim W5ZIT, some of our great mentors who passed away this last year and were always there when needed. (Especially on FD). 20 meters was the go-to frequency this year along with 40 with some 15. We did phone, CW, but FT8 and FT4 were our point getters.
Had to operate from the shack once again but so goes life. I put a can of OFF on the desk just to make it feel like FD. Conditions were very poor here with lots of noise with high A & K indecies. Lots of folks called me by name. Sorry but my memory isn't that good to reciprocate. For me, it was a three band event. I took a walk down 15 but with this antenna farm, not much there to grab. Lots of fun. Thanks - 73 tom Rig = TenTec Eagle @ 100 Watts. Antenna = Mag Loop (40 thru 15) and an Isotron-80 in the attic 12' above garage floor and an indoor 10 meter dipole.
Operated as part of River Cities Amateur Radio Association (KG4DVE)
ARRL Field day is one of our clubs favorite activities. CW ops were excellent this year and the SSB station increased their totals from previous years. Thanks to all that put their call in our log. 73 from KY4KY and W4KBR
The South Valley Radio Guys KZ1G (Jon Titus) and KA7FTP (Len Bayles) operated from the Wendover Historic Airfield in Wendover, UT and activated somewhat-rate grid DN20. The airfield served as an important training area during WW II for bomber pilots. The airfield museum welcomes visitors. Our thanks go to Lisa Dunn and the airfield staff for their hospitality.
Great time for Field Day this year! Stopped over where the DCARC was having their setup and snapped a few pictures to share as well then went home and started making some contacts.
'Started with a friend in B2 operation, but weather and unexpected schedule change necessitated a change in plan, and I operated (and submitted logs) for 1E operation, starting Saturday evening. I have been a ham for 38 years (though qrt for much of that time), and this is the first FD in which I participated. All CW, all FUN! You sure don't have to search to hear a "cq"! Used a LiFePo4 battery for first time and operated a KX-3 qrp (into an 84ft EFLW with 17ft counterpoise) over about 6 hours of field-day: The charger indicated about 50% of charge remained after qrt. I'm happy with the battery!
W1AW was recorded on 6/25/22 at the 8:45PM CST. The message repeated 2x. The WAV file is too big to submit, so I submitted the screenshot of the file
Lots for fun again this year, despite the midwest heat/humidity and storms!
I look forward to this event every year. My best friend and I would normally combine our efforts but he has been a SK now for 2 years. Now I operate using some of his gear as a tribute to a great friend. N0UY 1B MN and guardian angel.
Social Media via Facebook on my personal page and on the ARRL Colorado Section Page. Started as a 1B entry but technical problems moved me inside to a 1D station. Log submitted as a 1D entry.
LAB599 TX-500 TRANSCEIVER @ 5WATTS POWERED WITH 4.5AH AND 20AH LIFEPO4 BATTERY CHARGED BY 100W SOLAR PANEL AND CHARGE CONTROLLER. THE SOLAR PANEL AND LIFEPO4 BATTERIES POWERED ALL STATION EQUIPMENT INCLUDING TRANSCEIVER, LAPTOP COMPUTER, ANDROID MOBILE PHONE, STATION LIGHT AND FAN. THE SITE WAS ADJACENT TO (OUTSIDE PERIMITER AND INDEPENDENTLY ASSEMBLED AND OPERATED) THE RAYTOWN AMATEUR RADIO CLUB (K0GQ) FIELD DAY SITE AT CAVE SPRING PARK IN RAYTOWN, MO.
Operated at Tolland SF campground. Visited by nearby campers, and a fellow HAM that saw my location on the ARRL spotter page. I was also activating POTA during Field Day. While the bands were not optimal, I heard great patience, cooperation and courtesy.
First time operating a Field Day from home. Got on and handed out a few contacts to participants on Sunday morning/afternoon.
FD-2022 de N2DM Once again into the FRAY, we call Field Day! I was able to operate approx 3 hours as 1B-battery, QRP. 16 QSO into the log. 33' End fed wire antenna, w/"eL" ant tuner, ft-817 txcvr, straight key, and laptop w/N3FJP LOG software! QRP CW is productive, Phone not so good. The 100 watt limitation is very much appreciated, gives qrp stn's a chance to be heard. 20 meter's was good, with S8 noise level. Heard several west coast stn's, but they could not hear me. Tnx to my fellow hams for participating, 73, Dale.
I had lots of material for "info tables" from FEMA, from our local DoHS (Dept of Health Services), even some material from the ARC. But the promotional and info material from ARRL is meagre. Your 6 posters, two shown in info table photo, are great. But we need a single 8 /12" x 11" follow-up with each, with exciting graphics AND text, to grab the interest of non-ham visitors. Help us promote the hobby and ARRL.
This is the first ARRL Field Day in which I have actively participated. I was a casual 1D operator while working from home over the weekend.
I wasn't able to attend the Field Day event with my club this year (DLARC), but did still manage to get my HF mobile equipment reinstalled and make several contacts during my family trip to Wisconsin!
For this year's Field Day (2022), I was operating from my off-grid remote forest property in grid square FN01jg, to the west of Sigel PA. I was operating my Yaesu FT-817 with a 133' end-fed multi-band wire antenna powered by 3 20ah batteries that were charged and assisted by a portable solar panel set-up. I will say, that while the effort to make and complete QSO's was challenging when using QRP power on SSB, this years Field Day was one of the most enjoyable weekends I have had in quite some time. Being alone in the forest engaged in an activity I am enjoying more and more every day was a truly great experience.
We did have a GOTA station setup, but had no activity on it. KC4AC was the GOTA Coach. So, it was submitted as no GOTA station, due to having no contacts. We did not have a formal message on RF, but we did get a personal visit from the TN ARRL Section Manager.
201 contacts made using exclusively solar power. Included photos exhibit portable solar generator and solar panel briefcase, along with the performance of the battery throughout the event. Contacts were made at various power levels, no greater than 95-100. This particular generator caps out at 15A, most being made in the 10-14A range. Several attempts to make QRP QSOs were fruitless, which was disappointing. Overall the bands were quite wonky for me with Sunday afternoon being the most successful.
Two of our blind hams operated a CW station completely on their own, with no help. They named their station "The Blind Guys CW Station", which was featured on our local TV station showing that visually impaired amateurs are really no different from any other hams. Dave and Tom netted over 500 CW QSOs and beat the "sighted" CW operators. Our club feels strongly that everyone should be included and this was a great example of what can happen when everybody works together.
This is one of the best Brunswick Shores ARC efforts for Field Day. we did have computer problems, but we hope to resolve them for next year. Everyone had fun and a safe operation .
The Uploaded summary sheet includes supporting documentation for bonus points. There was no allotted space to upload them individually. Bonus: press release, visitors log for served officials, documentation of generator test. For this year's Field Day we were set up to operate one transmitter from inside the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Mobile Command Vehicle. The morning of the event, the generator failed on the MCV. We removed the radio and shifted operations to inside the building and used the existing antenna. We were able to quickly overcome the issue and only lost the planned GOTA station in the process.
Field Day was loads of fun as usual. I hope the ability to operate from home and contact other home stations will be retained. Leveling the playing field with everyone using low power is also a great idea. Next year I may try QRP with battery power! 73 de N4IW
Limiting power to 100 watts made the event much more pleasurable. Not having the high power stations dominating and polluting the frequencies was nice. In the future, I hope classifications are further divided by antenna type. Wire or tower.
I was intending to work from home, but with generator. When reading the rules, I saw everyone could work everyone, so I got lazy and did not pull the generator out. Might be time to separate the D category again. I might pull out the generator next time!
n4sev FD 2022 thanks to all who came out. we had almost 100 visitors.
Great Field Day! N4THM operation in the Field under the trees with lots of public interest. Great meals prepared by Jerry, N4GPW!
Intended to get on from home class 1E, but my antenna tuner in the KPA-1500 began acting up at the 100-watt power level, so I decided to turn on the amp and just generate QSOs. Aimed for 1000 and made it in just over 10 hours, so I'm satisfied, though I would have liked to contribute to PVRC's club score. Still, 100 CW QSOs/hour at age 81 feels pretty good
Here in Cental Texas, and on our 1000th straight day of 100+ degrees, I just couldn't motivate myself to go to the field this year. So we dragged the big battery into the shack, and fired up the K2/5W. Seemed not as busy this year as in the past, but more relaxed and just as much fun. 72/73, monty N5ESE (affiliate Austin QRP Club)
The Kay County ARC had a GREAT Field Day! The WX was 104 but there was a nice cooling breeze and we even got a 15 minute shower about 6 PM. A great turnout and even the Mayor of nearby Tonkawa come! He was a ham in the past and wants to get back into it! BBQ at 6 PM was also great!
Lots of QSB on Saturday, had to act fast! Lots of fun, kennardly wait until next year!
For Field Day 2022, N6MI operated 1B Santa Barbara section from Frazier Peak in Ventura County, California (8,013 feet). The operators (N6MI and NB6E) have operated many Field Days together since 1970. We operated from a converted television news van/cellular on wheels. Adventures in the news van are described on n6mi.com. The weather was perfect (75 in the day, 55 at night, with little wind). Radio conditions were down from recent weeks, but we never ran out of people to work. Thanks for the contacts.
It was quite a hot Field Day from the Reagan Presidential Library in 2022 with temperatures approaching or just exceeding 100 during the day but the Ventura County Amateur Radio Society and the Simi Settlers Amateur Radio Club again joined together for a fun and fruitful Field Day. Cycle 25 brought us more help than harm as we went from ~1300 to ~1800 QSOs even though a CME shut down 15 meters for a good part of Saturday. There was more use of FT8 this year too which allowed for contacts we likely would never have made last year. All in all a good Field Day was had by all.
Worked W9ZI in Vermont. He was running an HW-8 putting out 1.5 watts into an inverted vee at 25 feet. This was his best DX, according to the QSL he sent me.
For 2021 Field Day I tried out a new beam antenna idea but used just rules of thumb for the configuration. Results were encouraging. This year for the 2022 Field Day I tried out the same antenna idea but this time I did the antenna calculations! Results were amazing! Much easier contacts! And, I do not think it was just better cycle 25 propagation. Clay N6VNO
Got stuck at home because of COVID infection. I was lucky to be at the tail end of it. Glad you left the D to D as I was not up to set up my generator. Next year I will be out somewhere!
QRP Emergency Power
Lots of fun participating as a 1E station running 4w from my MTR5B to EFHW wires in the backyard. Propagation from SFL was phenomenal! If I could hear a station, I could work it, coast-to-coast. Averaged about 18 Qs/hour during my 12-hour stint. HAMRS app on my iPad worked flawlessly to capture my contacts.
The Newark Amateur Radio Association had a great year with a lot of teamwork.
The supporting documents for Bonus Points were mailed by Certified letter on July 2, 2022. They are scheduled to arrive July 6, 2022
The rule change allowing D to D point credit has caused a paradigm shift in increased home participation, but still many clubs are active in the field. It seemed there were many big groups from BC. I enjoyed operating in comfort with my 10/15/20M yagis. The callers I ran on 20M were almost never ending and most all states were worked on 20M except for maybe NJ and DE. Inexperienced ops repeated way too much info, e.g.: repeating back exchange received, repeating their exchange. Thanks for the QSO's and 73, Jeff
Twas fun! I stayed on my favorite band (40M CW) the whole time. Band condx seemed very good. I did All search and pounce and most answered on the first call. Hope my club, the "Livonia Amateur Radio Club" didn't get bit up by the mosquitos while I had the luxury of my shack. Just couldn't make it out this year gang.
Rough weather this year but managed to get 4 hours on the air during event without lightning in the area. Had a fun time while on the air and got to test my battery and solar charging system for it.
I heard some complaints about field day operation on 146.52. People who actually want to use the frequency get crowded out. I can see their point. Maybe we should stay off this frequency for contesting.
Saturday afternoon evening was booked for a BBQ get together with friends so I was unable to join a FD operation anywhere nearby, or operate much air time from home. I did manage to pull together 8 hours, mostly Sunday, to operate. Except for the class D category, I felt like I was operating somewhat field day style with the 160m cobbled together wire/gutter dipole 17' above ground. I've had 7 months experience with this antenna, and could tell the bands were not in the best shape. Still had fun being able to operate. I hope to plan FD weekend better next year so I will be able to partake in a local FD operation. No digi operation. For FD I really enjoy analog, especially CW. Alawys brings back great memories of FD past, operating the midnight to 4am CW shift in the EOC trailer! 73 Gene, N9TF Clarksville TN.
KD6CWM, N6MSN, and KK6FKD representing NA6MF for Field Day 2022 with NASA Police and Security as well the general public.
Transmitted (QRP) from Angeles Crest Highway over Pasadena, CA.
First experience operating Field Day QRP, much more satisfying than anticipated. Was very glad that summer finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest for this weekend.
TNX NP3MR 73
TNX! FD 2022
I started out with the intention of working the entire Field Day on battery power/QRP - 1E ENY. At about 0330UTC I noticed my battery was shot...I didn't want to stop operating as I was enjoying the event very much...I switched over to commercial power. I continued to send 1E ENY but I entered as a 1D station...I hope this is okay, if not please amend my entry to checklog status. This was my first Field Day since 2015...it's great to be back. I really enjoyed my time in front of the radio. Propagation seemed to be pretty good here and QSOs were made on 10, 15, 20, 40, and 80 meters. Thank you for hearing my QRP station and getting me in the log. Thanks to the ARRL for organizing a great event! I'm looking forward to next year when I hope to have a better battery system in place! 73, Will, NQ2W
The Platte County ARG had a number of recently licensed operators as well as the usual team of operators. The 6M station utilized FT8 to take advantage of the VHF operation. 73 k0kex
I took a QRP radio, Chameleon wire antenna and some other gear with me on vacation to Oregon but did not have any Field Day plans; just some casual operating if I had a little time. The daughter-in-law tested positive with COVID on June 24th, which spoiled the outing plans for the weekend, so my wife and son convinced me to participate in Field Day. They helped me set up my radio and antenna on a high ridge above my son's house that's already on a big hill. He also lugged up a heavy-duty car battery for power, helped me with logging and pounded a little brass (with my memory keyer)! We had great time, and he's now finally interested in getting his license! Fortunately, the daughter-in-law just had a mild case of the COVID.
For the first time ever, we managed to figure out how to send our section manager a formal message. Also, this was the second year we copied the ARRL bulletin. Yay- easy points! One foolish mistake - I forgot to have our photographer take a picture of the solar panel! I submitted the photo we took last year. Hopefully, ARRL doesn't mind. (I mean... it IS the same panel!) Our CW score went up massively this year. Our operators really put in the work!
For the ARRL Bujlletin-- I copied it via PSK-31 on Friday (June 24) shortly after 9 PM. The signal arrived LATE, causing me to miss the opening of it due to searching for it on other bands. After the PSK-31 version, I (we in my club) expected it to be repeated, first on RTTY and then MFSK-16. These transmissions did not occur. The ARRL signal vanished after the PSK-31 transmission. I did not have an opportunity to get the bulletin on Friday or Saturday. I feel that you should give credit for my effort, as you dropped the ball on the other two modes Friday night AND were late with the PSK-31 message. Joe, NX4T
My 61st Field Day. No matter what has changed through the years,still the greatest time in ham radio. Thanks to everyone. NZ5A
Lots of activity on FT4 during Field Day! My first FD using this mode.
Did better than last year went to a public picnic location both days it was fun never taught the old motorcycle battery will hold.73 to all John VA3FN
Thank you ARRL organizers, and my QTH's Sunny weather, for providing a very enjoyable 'at Home' Field Day 2022 experience. And of course, thank you to all my fellow HAM contacts, for operating & patience, on this June 25-26, 2022 weekend. Thank you to W1AW for offering several Bulletin transmission modes & times, which I hope helped increase my submission accuracy. This was my 1st year to attempt the Field Bulletin Credit; and I monitored CW, PH, & Digital to compare the outcomes. My personal observation was that RTTY provided the 'clearest' copy opportunity, for the Field Day Bulletin.
Pathfinders ARC (VA4PAR) Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Used a G5RV in a public campground. Could only get the antenna so high....so about six feet of the ladder line was still laying on the ground...but it worked. People dropped by and like to look at the MAP feature in the N3FJP logging programme. VA6RCN
A very welcome return to once again holding our club Field Day event hosted by the Montreal ARC and the West Island ARC! We had perfect weather so many club members joined us and we had many visits by the public. Propagation was not the best, especially on 6 meters but we all had a lot of fun. Thank you to all our participants! Thanks for all for the contacts! 73' George VA2EN
The members of Club Radio Amateur de Quebec were very happy to meet face-to-face on the Field Day site this year after 2 years of virtual operation. 38 people were involved in Field Day 2022 as operator, logger, set-up crew and for the logistics of the event. Our visitor log indicates that 32 people (amateur radio operators and people from the public) visited the site and that several people followed us on social networks. Thank you everyone! And thank you all for the QSO's! 73's! Gaetan, VE2GHO President and Field Day 2022 Coordinator
Our YouTube video of the event. Was shared in FaceBook and Twitter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msiNiICV1BY&t=143s Thanks for coordinating this fantastic event. 73 de VA3DGA
KX-2 stuck in customs following a repair. MTR-3 frequency button quit. Not willing to change category with home station Flex 6600 so dug out 30-year-old NorCal 40 and with one watt out into an end-fed half-wave and with little hope started working Field Day. I hadn't thought one watt in a contest realistic but by the end of hour one had worked 7 QSOs. The little NorCal 40 was a breeze on 40 even with no agc and dirty RF gain control. Got to put this rig on the test bench and find that missing watt and clean up the controls.
Lots of activity on the bands with fairly good conditions -- lots of good ears out there for my 5W signal.
Our Field day at The Military Museum was part of a the draw for them as they were featuring communications used by the armed forces in the past and currently. Participation was good with ample help with set up and take down. We set up three contest stations, one phone, one CW and FT8. This allowed us to have a GOTA station. and we had a SAT station and free VHF station on the air. We were able to add bonus points
We had an awesome time at Field Day 2022, the first time our club has been together operating since the pandemic outbreak. It was a bit rocky, with some old timers having become Silent Keys since the last club Field Day, and the new hams never having been to a Field Day before. Despite a few hurdles, things (including the weather!) worked out and we all had a great time. One of the hams who had never been on HF before Field Day, had to be dragged away from the radio well after midnight! Thank you to the ARRL for sponsoring this event and for encouraging us all to get out there and on the air! 73 from the Kamloops Amateur Radio Club
Hi: as always, a great time to practice with my equipment, and to use new stuff such as my new vertical multi-band antenna. Glad to see that it performed well during its very first time operating. I am attaching two photos of my set up, showing that my station was running on battery power as I am claiming the emergency power bonus. Thanks!
Band conditions were poor as was the weather - rain, hail and hoardes of mosquitoes. VE7NB came up to operate with VE8IR and we operated under VE8YK, callsign of the Yellowknife Amateur Radio Society from Madeline Lake. We made 7 contacts. VE8IR had planned to operate FT-8 but he had the wrong power connectors. An attempt was made to make a CW QSO but it failed. We could hear the distinctive auroral flutter on signals to the South.
special call for VE2GT
I could not find the pdf rules from the main ARRL FD page. I wish there were prescribed digital frequencies.
The South East Metro Amateur Radio Club (2A MN) enjoyed working Field Day 2022. 300+ contacts. Can't wait till next year!
1B battery solar was a challenge this year as the bands in ND were not that good. I made 5 160 meter 5 watt SSB contacts and 46 5 watt CW contacts combined on 40, 20 and 15 meters. I had to be patent and decide if there was any chance of the other station to hear me over the local noise at the other end during the times no other stations were calling them. My antenna was a 33 ft vertical mounted on the hitch of my camper and using the frame of the camper as a counterpoise. I had a 4 to 1 unun and of course on 160 I added a loading coil. My power was all battery with a solar panel for a charger. My battery was completely charged back up when field day ended. The battery also kept my iPad logging program and my LED light running while I operated. It was fun W0CZ Ken Fargo ND
In memory of NI0W - Dave Michalski. You are greatly missed. May God bless your soul.
20 digital contacts were using solar power
Field Day always throws weather related challenges at us, and this year was no exception. A major thunderstorm system with 50 mph winds and over 2 inches of wind driven rain started things out on Friday night. Saturday was just windy, and the temperature dropped into the 40's Saturday night. As a tent operation I would have had to quit except for the timely loan of a heater from N0UY, who was operating from a camper a few miles away. A few years ago the wind flattened my tent forcing me to quit so I pitch in the woods now, which was a good move as the strong winds would have once again put me out of commission. Despite the elements, the station performed great, and I was able to work pretty much anything I could hear. I even picked up a few DX QSOs this year.
Ongoing health issues required Class 1D this year. - w0ui
Event photos at https://photos.app.goo.gl/3i2AfC8eSZHvaRo38
We had a lot of young people this year. FT8 is very popular and fun.
"Several youth came to W1AW Field Day to learn more about amateur radio. Three of them got on the air and worked stations as a part of our field day operation. Ranging in age from 7-11 years old, the kids did a great job calling stations and giving the appropriate exchange. I was contacted later by their father who stated that they wanted to get on the radio as soon as they got home, and made him promise to take them back to W1AW. After the kids got off the radio, they watched a replay of the ARRL Livestream on YouTube so they could see themselves operate. "Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, did a fantastic job explaining what ARRL Field Day was and why it is an important operating event." - Steve Goodgame, K5ATA, Manager of the ARRL Education and Learning Department
A BUGGY ADVENTURE IN SOLITUDE: I originally planned to have a much larger station/setup and invite other hams to join, however I was a lone wolf pack this year. I set up a screen tent with an HF radio and a VHF radio (though I only used the HF for the contest) on a patio table, and worked the airwaves when I could. When the evening was setting in, I quickly realized that the screen tent was doing a terrible job keeping bugs out - they were entering and flying around me and getting in the way while trying to use the radio! To combat the bugs I set up tiki torches and covered the screen tent with 5 tarps (trying to keep the external light pollution down to a minimum from inside the tent. While this certainly helped, it did not stop the bugs from buzzing around and flying into me. Eventually I had enough and went to bed - in the morning I continued to operate calling CQs and making contacts. Lessons have been learned for next year - I'm looking forward to a less buggy 2023!
Field Day 2022 consisted of taking my POTA gear onto my 26' Pursuit powerboat. We moored at The Goslings in Casco Bay and operated for 3-4 hours as a 1C Maine station. The setup included a Buddipole vertical, a Kenwood TS480 and BiennoPower batteries.
I was not sure what solar vs. battery referred to, I marked both because of that doubt. I run my station using a battery which I charge with solar.
*copy of Soapbox from cabrillo log below. It's probably worth noting that the number of participants listed in our entry is low because we failed to get a good count of people who came to hang out but didn't operate (of whom there were at least another 15 or 20) Generally a very fun field day. Only negative was it was much too hot out for the whole event. But the weather meant we were able to run off solar panels for the entirety of daylight hours, which I believe is the first time W1MX has done that. We went out to a park in Waltham near Beaver Brook Reservation next to the old Metropolitan hospital admin building. There were a few old flagpoles left there which we were able to string antennas off of. This also happened to be right off of the road up to a big residential development, and next to a dog park, so drew lots of passerby. We were also met by a bunch of club alums and their families when we arrived, which we were not expecting and was pretty cool. One of our alumni, Joe Frtto, N1RLO, also reached out to the mayor's office and Waltham police. and Mayor McCarthy, a few other City council folk. Sgt. Hart and a few other officers from Waltham PD came by to visit as well:) 73, KC1EPN
What a HOT & sweaty weekend in WMA. I think that scared away many of our regular helpers and ops as we worked with a skeleton crew. Also had some major front end over load on 2 of the rigs. That reduced our CW count by a lot. BUT, everyone had a great time and that's all that counts! 73, W1AST (W1NY and the Hampden County Radio Association)
It was a year of firsts: The first time as a group after the COVID break. The first time operating out of the building that will be new home to the Oxford County EMA offices. We had some of the old crew stop by to see the building. Brad, N1GZB even stayed to operate Saturday evening. We had a new ham stop by during the day to learn more about her radio and our operation. While our contacts were few, it was an excellent learning experience for us. Using three HF radios with an end feed antenna attached to one, a cushcraft R6 (and at one point a mobile whip on a vehicle) on the second, and a G5RV to the third; we discovered what was possible and what would need more work to be successful. Norm KA1SG held down the CW/digital station and supplied technical advice when we ran into trouble. He also copied the Maine SM and ARRL messages. Brad N1GZB and Wayne N1YIS supplied phone contacts on 80/40/20/15. Brad also supplied connection to his vehicle antenna when the old R6 went south on us Saturday night. George W2GPJ did triple duty with contacts on 10 meters, cooked a scrumptious dinner and then a really great breakfast. Overall it was a very good start on rebuilding a functioning communications system after the construction at the courthouse and COVID restrictions had decimated much that had been used by the EMA and the ARES/CERT Comm team. It was really good to see everyone that showed up on Saturday and Sunday!
Operating from home again this year. Unfortunately had trouble from high noise levels from house solar panels and rf feedback related to multi band doublet, balun, tuner combination. But grandkid K1GAY and I had a good time anyway, and made some SSB and FT8 contacts as well as coming up with ideas for next year. de W1OH
Recently RASON and TriCity ARC consolidated into SECARS (Southeastern Connecticut Amateur Radio Society). This is our first Field Day as a newly combined club. We had a best-ever turnout and one of the best scores ever. Lots of fun was had. We will do better when we have more time to plan.
It was the first time that we tried to run FD completely off battery / solar power - lamps, radio, computer, monitor, all 12VDC. It worked out well (yeah, I was a bit surprised) but we'll do it again next year, hopefully with two stations and probably more batteries.
GOTA Entry (NE1RI): We had used N3FJP Logging software. We used the "Operator" entry to capture the "Coach" and the "Initials" to capture the GOTA operator/youth participants. When our 5 youth participants operated the station, it was with the COACH as the Controller. We noted this on our entry form with the following format: Example: NAME CALL QSO PWR EJA (YOUTH) K1YBE 7 100 Where our youth participant/guest was entered into the NAME and our COACH/Station Controller was entered into the CALL followed by number of QSOs and Power. **** Bonus Points: Natural power QSOs completed - Please note that the box was not checked but the file was uploaded. I have Uploaded the file with this update.
July 3, 2020 To: ARRL From: Robert L. Collins, W8HAP Subj.: Ellsworth Amateur Wireless Association (W1TU) Field Day 2020 The Ellsworth Amateur Wireless Association (W1TU) together with the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency held the 2020 Field Day at the Trenton Elementary School in Trenton, Maine, a public space. We operated 3A with 14 hams participating. In addition to social media posts, articles appeared in the Mount Desert Islander and the Ellsworth American weekly papers. The Ellsworth American also featured a follow-up article after the event. Two members of a served agency were in attendance: Andrew X. Sankey, Director of the Hancock County EMA and Henry Obery, Deputy Director of HCEMA. The educational activity and youth participation were combined. Joan Hildreth, W1DLC, tutored four young children in Morse code by having them spell their names using a key. A photo is attached. There were 120 solar CW contacts made, eleven of which are included in the electronic submission. The GoTA station was coached by W1DLC throughout its operation. Sincerely, Robert L. Collins, W8HAP (W1TU, Trustee) W8hap@arrl.net
Had a great time on Field Day. My Clubs did not participate this year, so I operated from home using my FT891; easily scoring 94 contacts on 15 & 20 meters -- a record for me personally. I also sent 14 NTS messages and the message to the SM. Hope everyone else had a good time despite the heat! 73 GL Bill W1WAB
THE GREAT SOUTH BAY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB CALL SIGN W2GSB WE WERE A 6F NLI STATION CONDITIONS WEREN'T THE BEST AND HAD SOME ISSUES BUT EVERYONE PITCHED IN AND WE HAD A GREAT TIME THE SECTION MANAGER STOPPED BY JIM MEZEY W2KFV WE ALSO WERE VISITED BY THE SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE EXPLORERS AND THEIR COMMANDER WE ALSO HAD A VISIT FROM THE TOWN OF BABYLON SUPERVISOR RICH SCHAFFER CHECK OUT OUR YOUTUBE VIDEO SHOT BY ONE OF OUR NEW MEMBERS HERE IS THE LINK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KRa81lrIXY
Was it my imagination, or were there fewer PSK31 stations this year? The few I heard seemed to be very faint in the waterfall. en Sundown brought lower noise levels, but this will go down in history as the first year nighttime operations were shut down due to billions of swarming mosquitoes. This is something we plan for, but this year, they were BAD! We got quite a few brand new ops their first taste of Field Day, including some new Technicians who are anxiously awaiting my General upgrade class this fall! Can't wait until next year! 73 de WA2DTN VP/PIO Bear Beat Radio Club W2JST
I had a great time running a 1E digital modes Field Day station on batteries. The station consisted of an Elecraft KX2, a Hardrock-50 RF amplifier running at 50 W and a laptop computer running Windows 10. The radio and RF amplifier were powered by two 54 Ah 12 V Dakota-Lithium LiFePO4 batteries and the computer was powered by four 10 Ah 12 V Dakota-Lithium LiFePO4 batteries. The software running was WSJT-X running FT8 in Field Day mode. The antenna used was a MyAntennas.com off-center fed dipole for 80 m to 10 m. -- David, W2LNX
Great weekend for FD
We operated at a remote area located at 133 Conway Rd. Cold Brook - Town of Ohio, NY. This area is not served by any commercial power mains and is completely independent of commercial utilities except for land line telephone.
2 comments... I didn't catch it in my review, but there was one digital QSO that got logged incorrectly. It was put into out log with our callsign (w2rme) insfead of the other station's callsign (KE8RV). Sorry... First time for me submitting logs. More pictures can be found on our club website https://cvara.net/our-events/field-day/field-day-2022-2/ Or your FB page https://www.facebook.com/211911008970372/posts/pfbid034yQnaHs5pfWk3CsdMy4uonGZRNpjDNThZmAU54V92SqSbW WWFEuLhg5keTXZYVXwl/
Just wanted to thank everyone from ARES and Citizen Corps for all your assistance with the ARES Field Day at the Radnor Township building. We had a very successful event and wouldn't have been able to do it without the help. Also like to thank Chief Christopher Flanagan and Radnor township for allowing us to use their location for the exercise. We were able to have 2 HF antennas strung up in the trees (a Chameleon EMCOMM-III and MFJ-1778 G5RV), an HF vertical whip (Chameleon MPAS 2.0), and a UHF/VHF vertical on a 20' mast all up in about an hour start to finish. We were able to quickly identify where to get everything setup to effectively make contacts in all directions. This allowed us to have 3 HF stations on the air: Rich's HF, my Go Box ICOM 7300 HF, and one of the yellow Go Kit (Yaesu FT-857) HF stations on the air, with various additional Go Kit radio stations available as backup. Rich also had his Go Kit ICOM 5100 on VHF/UHF, and I had my Go Box ICOM 9700 as backup. We had several visitors on Saturday, including a brand-new amateur operator who just passed his FCC exam that morning. While he was there, we had a visit from Bob Famiglio, our Atlantic Division ARRL vice-president and Delco ARES supporter. Bob took the time, along with Tammi Maciolek, ARES member and DES Special Operations representative, to assist our new ham with selecting options for mounting an antenna on his Jeep. He already had CB installed, and his Jeep's roof isn't an option for a magnetic mount. We also had a family who had just returned from the shore, but came over to visit with their 10-year-old that had saved up to get his first handheld transceiver and wanted to get his license. He was able to make a contact with a station located in Colorado while there with the assistance of one of our operators. We love to see this kind of excitement in radio from younger people, as we need to grow our supporters and volunteer base. On Sunday it was quieter overall, but just as productive. We got visits from Senator Amanda M. Cappelletti (D-17 Montgomery/Delaware) and Senator Timothy Kearney (D-26 Chester/Delaware). Bob Wilson, the ARES Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) for Eastern Pennsylvania (EPA), visited and put up his station in order to send a Winlink email message using radio RF to our Section Manager, George Miller for field day. He had issues with the Audubon location which was closest, but was successful in using the location just over the Delaware state border. One of our short term goals for Delaware County is to get our ARES Winlink station repeater, W3AEC-10, back in operation again in order to have better digital messaging coverage here in the county. As an ARES group operating at an EOC with 3 HF stations, we were classified as a "3F" station for field day, and used the W3AEC call sign. We made about a dozen contacts each day to locations throughout the US and Canada, however our goal wasn't to accumulate the most contacts or points. Some of our goals were to be able to deploy with using just ARES & personal equipment not depending on resources from our DES or community agencies. We wanted to be able to operate off of battery power to make contacts. We also had the plan to go out without a pre-planned setup, and to be able to setup and operate just as if it was a real emergency call out. Finally we wanted to learn more, not get too stressed out about anything, and to have a fun and safe event. We certainly achieved that. We probably ended up bring more backup equipment that we needed, but we are confident we were properly prepared. The only thing we need to add to our shopping wish list would be some more coaxial cable, and matching team shirts/vests, which are all pretty easy items to handle.
The late Dr. G. Alec Stewart was the advisor of the University of Pittsburgh ARC for many years. He loved amateur radio and especially enjoyed Field Day. We honored him on Field Day by operating with his call sign, W3HRK.
FD 2022 was a fun event. We had five new licensed operators operate the various stations during FD. Complaint: No GOTA this year. Ten meters did not open in order for us to try for a GOTA station. We did have a before FD class conducted by Curt McCormick WU3U. There was lots of help by some of the experienced op's with the new licensees. Hoefully that will pay off in years to come.We also had a YouTube video prepared by Curt McCormick WU3U. Here is its link. Also, our club preseident Sea Lear K3SJL had a drone on site, in which he took aerial views of the site. Some of them are in the YouTube video. https://youtu.be/fhmPQtCqdEM
Well, Field Day this year was fun even without the rain. A big thank you to all 17 members who participated and especially John (N3JAM) the FD chairman / safety officer. We actually had more bonus points than QSO points even with the power multiplier (x2). Total = 3076 The two true contest'ers this year were both on CW with 2 stations - the x2 multiplier gave these guys the most points. We should have been able to match that with the Phone station but did not. Will have to work on that next year with at least one Phone station working into the wee hours of the morning on 80m. The GOTA station (WE3F) worked out very well in my opinion, but again not enough hours on the radio. While only one new ham was actually on the radio making contacts, we did have multiple non hams stop by on Sunday and get an idea of what amateur radio is all about. I will again volunteer to be GOTA coach next year. The food was perhaps the best part; Another big thank you to both Debbie Hinkel and Debbie Brucks - and to John's wife Lisa. As reported by our ladies, the food this year was a cake walk compared to what we did in past years. Debbie said the propane grill and stove worked so much better than cooking over charcoal. The quote is "nothing like cooking with gas" because the flame is very quickly adjusted. Ditto for the Coleman drip style coffee maker that sits on top of the propane stove - wow is that easy to use. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXiGrmY06yw At 2pm Sunday shutdown, John held a brief "hot wash" and I hope we kept the notes. This will be very useful when we get back into Field Day planning next January. Oh yea, Debbie Brucks will be "on watch" for the earliest we can reserve the pavilion next year. Don't want to miss the reservation window at Tyler Park for next year. (now done 11 months in advance) I will say one more thing to our Phone operators who do not come out to setup a full station of their own. I know this year was tough but you must work out a schedule with those of us who are setting up stations. The CW guys had one or two people come in and relieve them at times "on schedule and as promised". That's such a big help to the band captains (station captains). Call ahead or send an email well before Field Day. We work hard on FD planning two months in advance of the actual date - please let us know when you're coming out to work Phone ahead of time. Mark WA3QVU Current President
We had a successful and fun field day. We had a good crowd for our small club and hot but dry weather. We made more contacts than last year without a digital station so we plan to make even more contacts next year.
We were also celebrating our 40th Year Aniversary!!!
This is an aerial photo taken of one of MSARC HF stations during Field Day 2022. Notice the Beam antenna guys marked by safety cones and barricades around the generator area.
Tnx fer qsos. Had a lot of fun and enjoyed some of the best ever weather for FD.
Had fun. Casual operation off the back porch.
Best year in awhile for W4LHS
Goodbye COVID and hello Field Day. There were lots of anxious hams filled with energy the morning of Field Day. We were able to secure not only the mobile command center from DeSoto County Emergency Management, but also a location in a County Park next to Highway 70 here in Arcadia, FL. What was more shocking was that my wife actually allowed me to borrow her horse trailer for a hospitality suite. While the bands were horrible, the food and comradery were excellent. We actually had a few people stop in to see what we were doing. We learned a few lessons about end fed antennas and that the time on a computer running FT8 is critical. Members are already talking about next year. Doug/KN4YT
This Field Day, with the arrival of a new trailer for our station, it was not ready to be operated as the normal 2F class, as we had done in the past. Therefore, for the 1st time in many years, PCARS took to the field for a traditional Field Day. We operated from the field of the Melbourne Fire Training Center. We set up in true Field day fashion, using dipoles & a tribander beam on top of a portable crank up tower, running emergency power throughout the weekend, & operating out of a Fire Department storage shed, filled with fire hoses, equipment, etc. We operated 4 transmitters from the shed, & our satellite & GOTA station operated in a different area. Everyone that came out had a great time. We did a simple cookout at lunch on Saturday before going on the air & Saturday evening we had a couple of lunch pizzas along with some great ribs cooked by KD8AN. Everyone was well fed & we enjoyed hanging out between shifts on the air. We were blessed with NO RAIN at the FD site, even though there were storms in the area (it's Florida!), no mosquitoes, & everyone stayed well hydrated. The team is looking forward to 2023, to do another Field Day "in the field"! 73 de K5LD
I've published my comprehensive Field Day Report at https://edwired.com/2022-arrl-field-day-report/
The document uploaded has info and pictures for all the Extra Point Activities. All in the Word Doc. Please let me know if you need them separate. Stephen M, Walls K4ELI The # of attendees differs from the roster, as some did not sign the roster.
We had a great time and were involve for the entire contest. Lots of learning for all that were involved. Our Educational activity was Safety oriented along with technical orientation to Satellite operations.
Lots of photos and videos during our operation posted on club's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1115159045192839
We had a great time with our Disaster Preparedness partners. We had "Be Ready Alliance" (BRACE-Our local CERT Team), Escambia County Fire Rescue, Escambia Search and Rescue, Escambia County Blood Mobile all demo and conducting a training program of their own. We had our Training Program on Antenna set and operation. Unfortunately, A MAJOR line of thunderstorms developed with major pours of rain and 20-30 MPH strait line winds plus lighting that halted our operations for about 2-3 hrs in the late afternoon. The thunderstorms end up cutting our Disaster Preparedness program shorter than planned, but we still had a GREAT time and looking forward to next year's Field Day (minus the Thunderstorms, ha ha ha)
Great Field Day event, lots of visitors, learning moments, and four new club members! 73 de Brian Gray kd4fun
These calls were for the Winlink sent messages. I was operator N5WOI using K5LFD for the Winlink address of the EOC. Our club used W5AWL as the call sign.
For Us, 40 meters is just not workable. We had 58 contacts. However, we are not all nighters. 20 meters still our workhorse.
Had fun making digital and ssb contacts.
Wow! An incredible field day event by your North East Louisiana Amateur Radio Club! Despite the 100 degree temperatures that strongly motivated us to move to an indoor air-conditioned location for the event, all had a great experience. 2,351 QSOs 6,388 QSO Points 390 Bonus Points Total Score 6,778 21 participants. Thanks to all the operators: ANNA, KI5SJU, KN5DEC, JOEL, W5LA, WW5L, K5ER, KF5IHI, W5WZ, WM5H, K5KGT. Thanks to all who brought food and supplies. The diet starts when the leftovers are gone! Thanks to those who came and supported our Field Day without operating: Ruth, Sharon, Logan, Jason, Heather, Richard. Thanks to the parents (Denise and Joel) who brought their youth out, and also thanks to the youth Caroline KI5SJU and Anna. Thanks to the VE team for conducting a testing session during our Field Day. And congratulations to our new technician.
The Houston ECHO Society held 2022 ARRL Field Day at the American Red Cross radio room. The club operated the 24 hour period and focused more on learning the equipment than making a lot of contacts. Houston is a hurricane prone city and we want our amateurs to be familiar with the setups in the radio room should we have a bad weather event. We had a total of 17 participants.
In this photo, Blake KG5DCS makes the QSO's while Jim KB5WRP logs, or maybe saws logs. It was 103 degrees F here on Saturday at siesta time.
I was in the process of recovering from COVID so i had to self isolate while participating in Field Day Still had a great time and am looking forward to participating inperson with more people next year.
We had intended to use generator power, but the newly-purchased generator created too much RF noise, so we had to switch to our backup plan and use battery power. Always good to have a backup plan when preparing for emergency operations. The day was very hot and humid, which seems typical for Arkansas in late June. And insects were somewhat of a nuisance. There was a happy reunion between W5SJ and W5EIT who hadn't seen each other for over 40 years!
It was HOT in Texas. Setup was a real chore, but we got it accomplished.
The W1AW message was practically impossible to obtain. Most of the contestants were operating over the same frequencies where the message was being broadcast. Our CW operator was the only one able to get most of the message, and only by differentiating and ignoring the other operators which were blocking out the broadcast. I am sure that operators that were located closer to the transmission locations were able to obtain the full message. Not really a complaint, but suggesting that you bring this up, noting that operators must be courteous of others and keep in mind that sometimes emergency or simulations may occur during a contest and other operators MUST give way to such broadcasts. Overall, as my first experience for Field Day it was awesome!
Hugo III (KB2VZI), Hugo IV (W5TAF) & Hugo V (6 years old) had a great time operating from our home station in Virginia (W5TAF). We put up a 3-band Force 12 C3S Yagi and a 40M 1/2-wavelength dipole. Station is a Yaesu FT-857D, MFJ Versa Tuner II.
It was interesting to compare the error rate for FD message at all three modes. The MFSK16 was by far the fastest and least errors.
In between 4 Storms, we were able to operate on battery power from the home QTH using an Icom 7300 in Emergency mode connected to a wire antenna in our back yard fruitless mulberry tree. 4 major Forest Fires and flooding shut down access to the National Forests in NM. Cannot wait until ARRL Field Day 2023. WB5LYJ and I enjoyed operating from our new QTH.
I had a lot of fun and head aches, a number of antenna problems before the event. A very good lesson to keep emergency gear updated, checked out and working. During the event I had a great problem with reflections on my laptop screen. Created a lot of wasted time in keeping my log updated. A polarized over screen my help, need to check that out. Also, see photo, next year a bigger table. Bob W6HIP
1 person setup in an isolated and beautiful park. Had 2 hams drop by plus 4 non-ham visitors. IC-705 and AH-705, Spiderbeam pole up 32' and 75' of wire in gusty condition. Operated 11:00AM to 4:45PM Saturday. 1st time operating away from home, great fun trying to break through with 5 watts. All battery operation, with a 20 watt solar cell to recharge battery. Had a pubic table for visitors. I put a pin on the ARRL field day locator page. It worked, I had a phone call from 1 HAM and a visit from another with all his family. Location was Rancho Palos Verdes, near Trump National golf driving range, West Bluff Portal trail at the 2 park benches.
Screen shots of social media posts submitted. Location was on board United States Coast Guard Base Alameda on Coast Guard Island. While not technically open to the general public, it was in a location that anyone with regular access to federal facilities could visit. We did get some visitors, but only had a couple of them sign the log. (attached) The solar/battery powered contacts were made using the radio in the Jeep in these pictures. The radio is a Yaesu FT-857, and the solar panel was barely able to keep the battery charged enough to make a handful of contacts. The agency official that visited was Douglas Samp, USCG District 11 Search and Rescue Specialist. Our educational activity was to teach about how dipoles are built, and build one on the spot with a non-ham visitor, and then put it on the air and made a dozen or so contacts with it. I couldn't find a way to upload the other required documents (such as social media proof and whatnot) so am trying to upload here.
My wife and I arrived to the summit of Thomas Mtn in Riverside County on the Thursday before Field Day. The site has no running water, no bathroom facilities. It is a USFS yellow post campsite but otherwise completely primitive. Four-wheel drive is required to reach the site. The summit of Thomas Mtn is also a SOTA site (W6/CT-016). I did a SOTA activation on Friday. The basic premise of the operation was to simulate emergency communications from a primitive remote location accessible only by 4WD using emergency power. In my case I used a Honda EU-2200 generator on Saturday and on Sunday I ran only off of a 50W-h lithium battery charged by a 100w foldable solar panel. The battery/solar panel also kept a 45L refrigerator in operation the entire time. I appears the generator was not necessary and we could have run indefinitely with just the battery and solar panel. Equipment used was Elecraft KX3 & PX3 panadapter with KXPA 100 amp. Laptop running N3FJP Field Day software and Win4Elecaft software for controlling the radio. Begali paddles were run througn a K1EL Winkeyer which connected to the PC and to the KX3. I used an iPad to monitor band conditions on DXMaps though cell service was very spotty. Two antennas were used; a Sotabeams 20-30-40 clip dipole in an inverted V 20' up at the apex, and a 73' random wire with a 17' counterpoise along with a 9:1 unun and 100' of RG213 coax which also helps out as a counterpoise.
Some members of the JPL Amateur Radio Club (W6VIO) took to the road to set up a killer station at McGill Campground on Mount Pinos in Southern California. We spent most of Saturday running 20 meter SSB from our Spiderbeam antenna. We made a TON of contacts on the air, but also made a lot of contacts with our campground neighbors who we taught about Amateur Radio and Field Day! We also held an educational event teaching visiting operators about HF propagation and why operating on a mountain top with a nice downhill slope was so advantageous for making contacts all the way on the East Coast. The group loved it so much that we may go back next year!
W7BI (Issquah ARC) operated on short notice, from a city park. Park restrictions prevented us from using stakes to guy antennas, so most everything was self supporting. Many park users were curious, and we were able to 'educate' a few about the Ham Radio hobby, and our capabilities.
Bands were not so great especially on Saturday. Still a great time and lots of fun.
Hassayampa Amateur Radio Klub (HARK) operated Field Day at the Club House of North Ranch Escapees RV Park in Congress, Arizona, located right on Highway 89. Posted for "W7C" on the ARRL Field Day Locator. QSOs: CW – 25 x 2 = 50 (FD22_W7C_cw_log.pdf) Phone – 8 x 1 = 8 (FD22_W7C_ph_log.pdf TOTAL = 58 x 2 (power multiplier for 100W or less) = 116 points BONUS POINTS: Public Location – 100 Points Public were welcome. Several visitors stopped by to see what we were up to but didn't sign in. Formal Message to ARRL SM/SEC – 100 Points (FD22_HARK_sec_msg.pdf) After receiving, KK7BPV sent email to Rick, W7RAP, who acknowledged our message. W1AW Bulletin – 100 Points (FD22_HARK_w1aw.pdf) Copied the W1AW Bulletin Saturday evening on HF via phone. Site Visit by a Representative of an Agency – 100 Points (FD22_HARK_vis_log.pdf) Brandi Bridges, W6FPT, visited from American Red Cross in Phoenix. (Visitor 8 on Visitor Log). Web App Submission – 50 Points HARK Field Day soapbox text entered and all required attachments submitted using ARRL Web App. Social Media – 100 Points Pinkney Foster, K7ILA, posted twice to the ARRL Field Day page on Facebook. PICTURES – No Points Ten photos uploaded via ARRL Web App – captions and photo credits for Mike, KN5P, and Pink, K7ILA. If there are questions I may answer or clarifications you need, please contact me. Thanks for sponsoring Field Day 2022, and for all ARRL does! Pink Foster, K7ILA President, Hassayampa Amateur Radio Klub (HARK) HARKaz.org ARRL Life Member email@example.com (928) 671-0135
W7DRC operated at the EOC at Dixie Technical College in St. George, UT. We had a rough start due to computer networking problems, but once we got started it was a blast! CW, phone, digital, we had it all and a GREAT antenna setup. Some crosstalk but we hope to solve that next year with bandpass filters. Special thanks to all who came out to help and we FINALLY got all 50 states in one Field Day! 73 to all we talked to and see you next year when we'll be 100% better!!
Entry 205 VA7CKJ from ISS Satellite Thanks
I believe that FT8/FT4/ automatic exchange should be 1 point.
We were able to make a few Satelite contacts that went in the Log and one was actual ISS Astronaunt. Then we past around the Mike. then on Subsequent passes we got 8 of us to log a contact with the ISS Astronaunt.
We had 20 or more visitors at our remote campground located on the Mogollon rim of Arizona. One group had found us using the ARRL locator webpage and the grandfather was showing and explaining to his grandsons how the various antennas and radios worked in making QSOs. We had a lot of fun installing an 80 meter dipole at 75 feet between two tall pine trees. The drone software was not updated and was grounded, but the potato gun worked like a champ after a bit of field day engineering. TU all for your participation, your patience and smiling faces!
Stanwood-Camano ARC Welcome tent on site saw dozens of people visit from Camano Island and Stanwood WA. The digital tent made record contacts this year for the club.
I set up at our family cabin near Lakeside Arizona with my KX3 and laptop both powered via a GoalZero 1500z battery that I charged with 300 watts of solar panels at home topped off here at the cabin with a 100 watt panel. I still had 46% power remaining after FD so could have used an amp for more than 10 watts. I used an end fed Chameleon II strung up in the pine trees at about 45ft that worked well though the SWR was 3:1 on 40m. I used FT8 this year which was an interesting difference from previous years. FT8 worked better but somewhat unsatisfying in its lack of me manually taking each step in finishing the QSOs.
Running 5W QRP is mainly search and pounce kind of operation. QRP is a test of patience, it is equivalent to pounding your head on a door for 24 hrs straight. Then at the end of the event, you tally up the QSO points and it is as if the door opens and there lays a pot of gold! de W7TST 2B EWA.
Band conditions were tough at my Qth. Were it not for FT8 I could not have exceeding last years’ score.
Rather than operating at the K8ES club's EOC, N4HAI, K8MEJ, and N8QL decided to go back to the park for this year's FD. Our 2A operation was a lot of fun, and we didn't expect to get too many visitors or guest ops. Wow - we were wrong - we had almost 20 visitors and a half dozen folks get on the air! Finishing out the event was handled by newly licensed W8OGF, Owen, who made QSOs with Brazil and the author of the popular N3FJP FD logging program! 73
Wonderful Field Day! The Case Amateur Radio Club of Case Western Reserve University had current students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors at the site. We ran the go-box, which was built five years ago on a grant from the Case Alumni Association, and an identical transceiver we purchased for making sure club members know how to use the go-box rig. A nonresonant dipole with outdoor tuner ran 80 through 6 meters, and a W8JK beam added 20-6 with some directionality to that. It got good signal report during the pre-Field Day practice QSOs. We had many new amateurs among the undergraduate students who, because of COVID, had not had a chance to operate an amateur station before. They joined us in antenna and station construction and learned the basics of wire antenna design, construction, and lofting, of how to run coaxial cable, and how to construct the ad hoc station itself including the logging computer. Teaching them all how to operate the station of course slowed the contact rate, and that was fine with everyone involved. The faculty advisor's sixth grade English teacher (of many moons ago), K8RBV, visited the site. One of the newest amateurs, undergraduate KE8RRK, showed off baking skills by having bread rising in the university farm kitchen before the operating period began; she made contacts on sideband and had fresh bread ready for the group's dinner. She will be the club's Elmer for human factors engineering. Another undergraduate KE8UKE spent his off-air time learning violin (but not ukelele, too bad), as members KE8NZR and KB3VSC were showing off their 3-D printed ones. He went from scratch to a fairly believable, in-tune rendition of the first few bars of the chorus from Beethoven's Ninth by the end of the operating period. He was out of earshot of the radio-telephone mics, thus staying in compliance with 47 CFR 97.113(a)(4). We contacted several other university clubs including W1MX with former W8EDU club officer KD9JPX at the helm. Four under-18s operated, including N8ASO. He enjoyed being on the air. Another all but had to be peeled off the microphone at dinner time and told us with steely-eyed determination that she was going to have her Amateur Extra license before her ninth birthday, in December. I won't be surprised if she does. Her younger brother perhaps more enjoyed firing and chasing tennis balls from the antenna-lofting cannon tennis ball cannon. Our innovation for the year (we like to record at least one each Field Day) was getting radiograms on and off the site digitally. We used flmsg and our go-backpack, much learning took place (meaning, it took some doing to get it to work). We ran several organized educational programs, including one from our research group on propagation reporting systems. Others included a workshop on traffic handling and a discussion of the meaning of radiation resistance and of antenna terminal complex impedance. And it was entirely appropriate that our last logbook entry was with Connie K5CM, as his ARRL Frequency Measuring Test has been very popular among our engineering students and is part of the impetus for the NSF-funded research we have going on at the radio club station. We thank him, ARRL, and the community of amateur radio operators for making all of this possible.
FD this year was a special one. Got an invite to do FD from Minot, N.D. with my son Jordon. Had a great time stringing up antennas in a row of pine trees, and a push up mast for a dipole. Operating 1B with very minimal station. The Souris River ARC also extended an invite to operate with their club at K0AJW. Had a great time handing out ND for the section. We didn't set any records, but had a super time playing radio together. Can't wait until next FD ! Gregg W8GG
2022 was the Central Michigan ARC's first try at a full-scale Field Day operation since the Pandemic started. We were happy to lead a Field Day that had VE Testing, a Fox Hunt that a couple of Boy Scouts participated in, and got a GOTA station back in action. We also made solar charged battery contacts with our digital station utilizing a power bank and CW got in on the solar action too.
Just a fantastic time. We had a steady stream of visitor until about 8pm Saturday. Looking forward to next year. W8UM
W9ATG operates from St. Michael Catholic Church, Greenfield, Indiana
W9FK Soap Box Comments Nobody in our club stepped up to run the Free VHF Station. But my June 23 @ 12:17pm Facebook post to “ARRL’s Field Day (Annual Event)” alerted some none club members to our FD activities! Gil WB9TFH & Donna WB9TFF emailed me volunteering to bring their VHF radio equipment and operate under our clubs call W9FK. How nice of an offer is that? “Sure come on down, you are more welcome to participate with us.” “There’s lots of room for you and your are more than welcome to our food and soda!” Thank you Gil WB9TFH & Donna WB9TFF for participating in our FD event. Gil’s WB9TFH Field Day Soap Box Comments: Last minute I put together this 6m 2 element yagi with spare parts for the club. Donna WB9TFF and I WB9TFH worked 6m. The sporadic E's were not in our favor in Wis and little activity, only about 17 Q's. Operated on Saturday only, the weather was light rain. It was nice to be with friends. I funny thing happened in the GOTA tent by yours truly. “If the automatic antenna tuner starts going nuts look up in the air to see if the dipole wires are still there!”
The FRRL, Fox River Radio League had a great field day. We had a 60kva gen from Aurora EMA and tents. We fed 64 and had a slew of operators. We updated our Facebook page during FD. We had our Welcome info in the GOTA tent this year and it worked well.
This was a fun entry for me as everything was running from solar charged batteries. Powering the laptop from the battery system was the most challenging part. I enjoyed putting together and using the ARRL End-Fed Half Wave kit for 40 through 10M was fun, educational, and effective. Can't wait till next year!
I was sort of aware that FD was coming Real Soon Now, but I just went out to the state park this morning to play with my new Xiegu X-6100 ... strung up my wire antenna, turned the radio on, what is the very first thing I heard ? "CQ Field Day CQ Field Day ... " Oh, yeah, that's this weekend, huh ... Well, amateur radio is all about rising to the challenges, right ? Let's make some contacts ! I may be the low-scoring station for WI section, but the 3 QSOs I managed to get with my 'peanut whistle" before the battery died were done in the finest tradition of our wonderful hobby ! station photo added July 10, 2022
For "Best CW Operators of Field Day" I would like to nominate N6RK and K6SEA. My Vermont setup delivered 1.5 watts into a dipole, but both of these hams had the skill and patience to work with my pipsqueak signal.
Submitting a log for FD in ridiculously complicated and confusing. What's wrong with a Cabrillo file, period, like all other contests!
We had a fun FD this year! Anne, WB1ARU and Tony, WA1ENO split the 18 hours of operating time that we had available.
Youth Participation: My 13 y/o granddaughter. She has been participating in FD since 2017 at age 8. This year she really enjoyed FT-8 digital mode on 20 through 10 meters along with some SSB on 40 meters. We made 90 contacts. She was by my side for 9 hours between Saturday and Sunday.
Tried real hard but had limited capability. I did not have 80/40 meters and condx on 20 were marginal. But I did manage to make a handful of contacts using only 6 watts and a 1/4 wave inverted L. (20m) I enjoyed the effort and will try even harder next time to get even more of those bonus points. Very 73 - Dan
OOPS. I WAS ENJOYING FIELD DAY SO MUCH THAT I MISTAKENLY OPERATED BEYOND 24 CONSECUTIVE HOURS. I have tabulated my score for submission without counting the last 31 QSOs of the 729 QSOs worked. I did not delete those 31 QSOs from the Cabrillo log submitted as my LIST OF STATIONS WORKED, SO MY QSO PARTNERS WILL NOT BE PENALIZED. Even though I now live in and operate from Texas, I am submitting my score toward the club aggregate score for the SOUTH JERSEY RADIO ASSOCIATION. ICOM IC-756PROIII 100 WATTS TO CUSHCRAFT R8 UP 12.5 FEET; 40m DIPOLE UP 12 FEET. Thanks to all who worked me and see you next year. 73 Frank WA2VYA
An interesting FD... The original plan for FD2022 was to meet KM4WHL in Washington DC and do a combined CW/SSB 1A effort in Rock Creek Park. Almost severing my right thumb put the kibosh on that plan so I fell back to a 1D from home in NC. At this point using a keyboard is still painful so I realized I had to limit my time at the rig. I decided to limit my time to 100 Qs per band max. with long rest periods. Midway through the effort I heard a loud POP and the K3 went dark. It turned out the KI0BK PWRgate had died. I rewired to a APP distribution block and was back on the air. Murphey was strong with me this year! From my QTH in central NC 80, 40 and 20 meters were all hopping, I was glad to see so much activity! Also, 15 and 10 were wide open on Sunday AM, but especially on 10 not many people were testing the water... I worked several people on 5 bands, and Nate, N4YDU on 6 bands! Thank you to all who were patient with me, I was slow on the keyboard. Cheers & 73, Howie Hoyt / WA4PSC Elecraft K3/P3 160M Carolina Windom N1MM Logging
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20M phone was insane QRM, propagation was excellent from Los Angeles but we lost out to east coast domination. Even South America was open but no luck. 40M phone was excellent, not so jammed up. 15, 10 & 6M dead both days. We ran 100% solar both days until sun dropped below trees. Thanks to two local ARRL reps who dropped by to visit our station in Clover Park, Diane Feinberg AI6DF & Gary WA6MEM. We had many visitors dropping by in the Park & our president K6SMO explained what FD was all about & explained we were 100% solar & battery powered to simulate an emergency.
Operated remote from Tokyo, Japan
Played Field Day from the back yard; running QRP into a compromise antenna was somewhat limiting but still managed to make several contacts and had a lot of fun, too!
Lightning overhead and nearby forced operation shut downs for nearly two hours. A unique mixture of excessive heat, storms, and cool temperatures all within a 24 hour period. It was enjoyable to re-activate the high school club call sign wa9tzw.
I was working stations one after another at one point using a "search and pounce" method. Band conditions were good with some QRN but what is Field Day without QRN! What a run until some noise. I woke with my chin on the table, headphones pulled off and looked at the log. No entry's for 3 hours! Had I been dreaming? Again! WB0B 1E IA
I have been participating in Field Day since 1964, when, at age 12, three young hams who were not allowed to join the local radio club banded together and formed our own club, which has lasted over 45 years. At that time, we all operated both CW and SSB. I, WB2PJH, and Scott, WA2EQF had our Generals at age 12 and Vince, WB2EZG, had his extra at 15 so we operated our FD station under his call. I remember the CW bands as very crowded and my Drake TR-4 did not have a CW filter, so it was a challenge to make contacts and the exercise honed our operating skills This year, with the inclusion of Digital (FT8) coupled with poor band conditions, there were far less CW stations than I ever remember, and I have operated 1D CW for the last few years. Having served as an NCS of the NYC/LI CW traffic net while in High School, I cannot see the value of FT8 as a viable option to passing emergency traffic and do not think it should be included as an option for Field Day as it defeats the purpose of the event. I have operated FT8 and for weak signal detection, for which it was designed, works well for transmitting very limited information, but is of no use in an emergency event. I feel that ARRL should eliminate Digital modes from future ARRL Field Day Events. David Mitchell WB2PJH, ARRL member
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Field Day is when you learn just how bad the buttons are on your radio.
My best ever Field Day score! Mostly because in 46 years of being a licensed amateur operator I have never participated in FD. Guess you can teach an old dog (and OM) new tricks. 73
All 7 radios, 9 laptop computers, which were used for digital and logging, and all LED lights were operated from batteries charged from our solar panels. We wanted to see if we could operate the whole 24 hours with just solar and batteries.
The Whitley County Amateur radio 2022 Field Day turned out to be another fun filled event. We operated 3A IN using the club call WC9AR and the GOTA Call KC9ANF.
MY FIRST FIELD DAY. LACK OF STATIONS OVER 100 WATTS MADE A LOT CLEANER OPERATING ENVIRONMENT. WHY IS IT SO HARD TO FIND START AND STOP TIMES? I THINK A ZERO-BASED REWRITE OF THE RULES WOULD BE GOOD. THEY ARE MORE CONVOLUTED AND COMPLEX THAN ANY CONTEST I HAVE ENTERED. I SPENT THE LAST HALF HOUR CHASING SOUTHERN CA, AZ, AND S TX STATIONS WITH NO LUCK -- MY 5 WATTS COULDN'T BUCK THE HEADWINDS. I DID LOG OKLA, THOUGH. IT WAS A GOOD TIME.
Always fun seeing how well the small MFJ cub works as long as you've tamed drift and use a narrow audio filter to help tune in stations as close to their TX frequency as possible. Decided to operate Field Day using my 40 and 20 meter MFJ Cubs along with a small amplifier (20 watts out on 40 meters and 14 watts out on 20 meters). Used a 40 meter EFHW antenna mounted horizontally 20 feet up. Also used the Hi-Per-Mite active audio filter which has a bandwidth of 200 Hz. Ran 1E using my 400 watt off grid solar system consisting of four 100 watt panels and a 300 Ah lead acid cell battery bank which is a small system I built for my house a few years ago for emergency backup power. 73, Don (wd8dsb)
Another fantastic Field Day....Great spirit from every single contact, and appreciate all of the preparation, toil, and commitment from the ARRL staff and volunteers. 73 de WD8MQN
1. All xmtr were under 51 watts 2xmtrs used 2. 100% battery power and solar charge on all ,IC-7300, X6100 used (200pts) 3. Set up at a public park WRC River Park,Dade City Fla. (100pts) 4. 10 qso's were all natural power 5 watts (X6100 ssb) (100 pts) 5. Submiting log on line (50 pts) Total bonus claimed 450 pts Robert Stelmock WD8U firstname.lastname@example.org 10406 leaning oak Port Richey,Fla 34668
WD9EWK - Field Day 2022 WD9EWK operated from in front of my house for ARRL Field Day 2022. The original plan was to (hopefully) work NA1SS on the International Space Station. I tried on one ISS pass Saturday morning just as Field Day started, but no NA1SS. I worked a station through the ISS cross- band repeater. Sunday morning, I made a satellite contact through AO-91 around 1645 UTC, and then tried for the ISS on a pass around 1800 UTC over the western US. NA1SS was on, and I was able to log "1E DX" from the ISS. Only 3 contacts in the log, but it was still fun to get on the air during Field Day. My QSO with NA1SS can be heard in the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOpbEa_k2fI (WD9EWK QSO with NA1SS starts around the 1:37 mark) For Field Day, I used a Kenwood TM-D710GA 2m/70cm FM mobile transceiver, along with an Elk Antennas handheld 2m/70cm log periodic antenna. The radio was powered by a Bioenno 12V/30Ah LiFePO4 battery, and my station was set up in the street in front of my house. As I don't have a fixed station at home, I was working portable - something I normally do on satellites. 73!
Jeffrey Bemis Facebook Posts 2022 Arrl Field day happening now. Stop on by and see what its about. 69 contacts so far since I started operating at apprx 2pm. Going on all the way until noon tomorrow. — in Birchwood, Wisconsin. Jeffrey Bemis 10:32 pm...157 contacts so far. Watch results here. Update every 5 mins. http://wd9hnzhamradio.com/ArrlFieldDay.html Jeffrey Bemis Gave up the ghost at 915 am. Exhausted with nothing else to prove to myself. I retired with 269 contacts from 45 states, 2 countries and a 28 hour day. Good night peeps..lol
I didn't do real well but I had a blast, Thank You --- Bob Bala WD9IGL
Operating from a sailboat: a large loop antenna was hanging from the mast and held away from the rigging by the spinnaker pole and two boat hooks.
Great day in the field. Testing, trying, connecting. WI4SCT
Another great family event
In keeping with the spirit of the event, namely "to demonstrate the communications ability of the amateur radio community in simulated emergency situations," I am writing to say that I had a ton of fun getting my 8 contacts. I used my KX3 running at 5 watts, an inverted-V, a deep cycle marine battery, and two solar panels over the course of several hours on Saturday. I started out trying to make some phone contacts, but I did not have any luck with that plan. I made my contacts using CW on 40m and 20m. Thank you for the contacts and the experience.
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HF was totally unusable on The day. Couldn't even get an FT8 signal. Worked 2m and 70 cm all day. Only 6 responses on 2m. Very discouraging. Fortunately we had a number of new hams and soon to be hams stop by and spend a good amount of time teaching them about Ham radio and all the different aspects of it. I think we have a few converts!
Very fun once I gave up 20M SSB (crazy people on top of people and other people). CW ops were much more chill, as was SSB on 15/40M. Too many times an SSB person responded to a CQ without having listened, as evidenced by needing to ask the caller's sign. Sigh. Just wastes time for everyone.
Fun to operate QRP but forget PHONE with 5 watts. FT is NOT a communication mode and should NOT be part of Field Day. Field Day is about COMMUNICATIN not signal strength !
My understanding is that ARRL Field Day is an affirmation of our readiness to communicate in an emergency. I do not see the relevance of using FT8 or FT4 in an emergency. In light of that I suggest you EXCLUDE FT8 and FT4 or any digital mode where a simple health/welfare message cannot be conveyed.
5watts ft817 yaesu lifpo4 batteries solar charged, end fed long wire 110 contacts 42 sections 34 states 3 bands 40, 20, 15. All cw. Best field day in a years.
ARRL/RAC FIELD DAY 2022 WAS HELD NEAR CABOT TOWER ON SIGNAL HILL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE - PARKS CANADA, LOCATION OF MARCONI'S RECEIPT OF THE FIRST TRANSATLANTIC RADIO SIGNAL. THE DAY STARTED 1800z WITH SINGLE SIDE BAND 20 METER QSO AND FD EXCHANGE BETWEEN COUNCILLOR CARL RIDGELEY OF THE CITY OF ST. JOHN'S,NL AND DEPUTY MAYOR RANDY ROPPEL OF KINCARDINE,ON. CABRILLO FILES: WE RAN TWO RADIOS WITH TWO COMPUTERS. I COULD NOT COMBINE THE TWO LOG FILES SO I PRODUCED TWO CABRILLO FILES, #1 OF TWO AND #2 OF TWO. I INCLUDED #2 OF TWO IN THE FD INTERNET SUBMISSION. I WILL SUBMIT BOTH FILES BY EMAIL TO FDINFO@ARRL.ORG. #2 OF TWO WAS CORRECTED AFTER PAUL NOTED AN ERROR AND RESUBMITTED BY EMAIL. ALL QSO'S SENT CALL SIGN XJ1AA. WE WILL ALSO BE FORWARDING A VIDEO OF THE CIVIC NL TWO-WAY QSO WITH ON. ON THE EVENING OF JUNE 25TH 2022, JORDAN VO1ET, A PROFESSIONAL TEACHER, GAVE INSTRUCTION TO JASON (AGE 12) IN THE USE OF SINGLE SIDE BAND TRANCEIVERS AND THE FIELD DAY EXCHANGE PROCEDURES. JASON COMPLETED A QSO EXCHANGE BY SINGLE SIDE BAND. JORDAN AND HIS DAD THOMAS VO1TAD, INSPIRED SUCH AN INTEREST IN JASON THAT NOW JASON IS DETERMINED TO BECOME A CERTIFIED AMATEUR RADIO OPERATOR. WITHIN A FEW DAYS, JASON BEGAN STUDYING AND PRODUCED A THREE ELEMENT VHF LISTENING YAGI. HE MAY BECOME THE YOUNGEST MEMBER OF THE SONRA RADIO CLUB. A YOUTH PHOTO WILL BE SENT BY EMAIL. 73 DAVE VO1LM AND IRA VO1IRA CO-COORDINATORS SONRA FD 2022