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AA7GS   Contact Moderator
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
AA8UL   Contact Moderator
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.
AB1XK   Contact Moderator
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.
AB2NM   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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
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AC2PT   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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
AC4RC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
AC5CM   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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"
AC6DF   Contact Moderator
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.
AE5MM   Contact Moderator
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.

AE6JV   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
AF6GA   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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AI5DD   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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 :(
AJ4A   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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!
AK4I   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
K0FTC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
K0TNT   Contact Moderator
Just having fun with my friends, we have a mini-club at work I helped 3 of my employees get their
General Tickets.
K1PDY   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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K1VWQ   Contact Moderator
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
K1WOR   Contact Moderator
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.
K2MTS   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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K2PHD   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
K2PLM   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
K3AE   Contact Moderator
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
K3AJ   Contact Moderator
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.
K3TN   Contact Moderator
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!
K4B   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
K4FHI   Contact Moderator
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

The 'go to' arrays were an 80M dipole and 40M delta loop (used with tuner
on 20 and 15M).
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K4WAR   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
K4WDR   Contact Moderator
Getting back active on Amateur Radio and installing and setting up software.
K5JSG   Contact Moderator
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.
K5KXJ   Contact Moderator
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.
K5OF   Contact Moderator
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
K5VG   Contact Moderator
26th consecutive year operating FD with the Woodbridge Wireless, Inc. club (W4IY).    Also logged
some home station time this year.  Lots of fun.
K6AA   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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

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.
K6PV   Contact Moderator
Lots of Pacific Northwest stations logged this year - ID was NOT rare!
K7JEP   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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
K7KC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
K7OPP   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
This year did it from the back porch of our sauna. All portable power, lots of fun.  Relaxed on a
nice big comfy couch.
K7SI   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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K8BRC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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!


Frank L.
K9IPO   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
My safety/security officer K9 Tabitha 
And site supervisor Blue Jay(Bob)
K9P   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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KA5D   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
KA9IVY   Contact Moderator
It was good to find 15 meters open!  Fun time.
KB0NES   Contact Moderator
Sure were a lot of home stations on. Pity about that 1D to 1D for points rule, hope that is
KB1NO   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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KB2DSQ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
KB7QAG   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
KB8GAE   Contact Moderator
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.
KB8UIP   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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:
- Cabrillo Log:
KC0CCR   Contact Moderator
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.

KC1JTS   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Set up in Laurel sanctuary of Nipmuck state forrest in Union Connecticut. Had nice conversations
with hikers and bikers passing by.
KC1NBI   Contact Moderator
life in the near-field, condx poor enough to lose your mind!
KC1SA   Contact Moderator
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
KC6ZBE   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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!
KC7O   Contact Moderator
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.

KC7SVI   Contact Moderator
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.
KC9VFI   Contact Moderator
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.
KD5LPB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
First Field Day was a lot of fun! I got to exercise my newly-learned CW.
KD7FQI   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Kenwood TS-590SG, Johnson Viking Matchbox, 175' dipole 
First 5 QSO's on 20 meters were natural power.
KE0MHJ   Contact Moderator
Ran a few hours Sunday afternoon on QRP power, Solar, EFHW Vertical in back of truck on fiberglass
KE0NCQ   Contact Moderator
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.
KE0TT   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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
KE3K   Contact Moderator
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
KE4Q   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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
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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

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
KF2YV   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
KF5DPX   Contact Moderator
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
KF7BWS   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
KF7FK   Contact Moderator
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!
KG6DTZ   Contact Moderator
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.
KG7RQJ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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!
KH6J   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
KI5QZD   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
KI5TKD   Contact Moderator
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.
KJ3I   Contact Moderator
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.
KJ7GUI   Contact Moderator
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 Youth +20
KJ7SSS   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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KJ7ZWR   Contact Moderator
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.
KK7DXY   Contact Moderator
This was my very first contest! It was very fun, even with poor conditions.
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KO4EOD   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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
KO4IJH   Contact Moderator
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
KO4NIK   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
KR0U   Contact Moderator
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.
KR8L   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
KT7AZ   Contact Moderator
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.
KV8Q   Contact Moderator
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.
KY4CRC   Contact Moderator
Operated as part of River Cities Amateur Radio Association (KG4DVE)
KY4KY   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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
KZ1G   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
KZ7ZUL   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
N0FIH   Contact Moderator
'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!
N0SO   Contact Moderator
Lots for fun again this year, despite the midwest heat/humidity and storms!
N0UY   Contact Moderator
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.
N0WRK   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
N1CCC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator

N1JIE   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
N2DM   Contact Moderator
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
Tnx to my fellow hams for participating, 73, Dale.
N2FLO   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
N2RIC   Contact Moderator
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.
N4BCT   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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
N4CSV   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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
N4EAR   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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N4EH   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
N4IW   Contact Moderator
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
N4MCC   Contact Moderator
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.
N4NTO   Contact Moderator
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   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
n4sev FD 2022
thanks to all who came out. we had almost 100 visitors.
N4ZR   Contact Moderator
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
N5ESE   Contact Moderator
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)
N5PC   Contact Moderator
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!
N6KHO   Contact Moderator
Lots of QSB on Saturday, had to act fast! Lots of fun, kennardly wait until next year!
N6MI   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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 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.
N6RK   Contact Moderator
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.
N6WT   Contact Moderator
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!
N7ECV   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
QRP Emergency Power
N7RCS   Contact Moderator
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.
N7TRC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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N8A   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
N8ARA   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
The Newark Amateur Radio Association had a great year with a lot of teamwork.
N8BC   Contact Moderator
The supporting documents for Bonus Points were mailed by Certified letter on July 2, 2022.  They are
scheduled to arrive July 6, 2022
N8XI   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
N9GQA   Contact Moderator
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.
N9TF   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
N9WH   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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NF4AC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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NK8O   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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NM7A   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
NP3MR   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
NP3VI   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
TNX! FD 2022
NQ2W   Contact Moderator
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'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,
NR5N   Contact Moderator
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.
NS7F   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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!
NX4T   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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

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
NZ5A   Contact Moderator
My 61st Field Day.  No matter what has changed through the years,still the greatest time in ham
radio. Thanks to everyone.  NZ5A
VA2KD   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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VA2SIB   Contact Moderator
Lots of activity on FT4 during Field Day! My first FD using this mode.
VA3FN   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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
VA3PAF   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
VA6RCN   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Used a G5RV in a public campground. Could only get the antenna 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
VE2ARC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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!

George VA2EN
VE3CJ   Contact Moderator
Our YouTube video of the event.  Was shared in FaceBook and Twitter.

Thanks for coordinating this fantastic event.

73 de VA3DGA
VE3HG   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
VE3LCA   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Lots of activity on the bands with fairly good conditions -- lots of good ears out there for my 5W
VE7XBP   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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
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.
VE8YK   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
VX2GT   Contact Moderator
special call for VE2GT
VY2DS   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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W0ADL   Contact Moderator
I could not find the pdf rules from the main ARRL FD page.

I wish there were prescribed digital frequencies.
W0BJI   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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W0CZ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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
W0G   Contact Moderator
In memory of NI0W - Dave Michalski. You are greatly missed. May God bless your soul.
W0RX   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
W0UI   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Ongoing health issues required Class 1D this year.
- w0ui
W0ZWY   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
We had a lot of young people this year.  FT8 is very popular and fun.
W1AW   Contact Moderator
"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
W1DED   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
W1IRL   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
W1NY   Contact Moderator
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)
W1OH   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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
W1WAB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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
W2GSB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator

W2LNX   Contact Moderator
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 off-center fed
dipole for 80 m to 10 m. -- David, W2LNX
W2LV   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Great weekend for FD
W2QJH   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
W3AEC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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

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

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.
W3HRK   Contact Moderator
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.
W3TWA   Contact Moderator
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.
W4CRV   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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W4J   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
We were also celebrating our 40th Year Aniversary!!!
W4KP   Contact Moderator
Had fun. Casual operation off the back porch.
W4MLB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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
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W4RSC   Contact Moderator
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.
W4UA   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Lots of photos and videos during our operation posted on club's Facebook page:
W4UC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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)
W4YMI   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Great Field Day event, lots of visitors, learning moments, and four new club members!

73 de Brian Gray
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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.
W5BMC   Contact Moderator
For Us, 40 meters is just not workable. We had 58 contacts. However, we are not all nighters.  20
meters still our workhorse.
W5DPH   Contact Moderator
Had fun making digital and ssb contacts.
W5EA   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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,
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.
W5NC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
It was HOT in Texas. Setup was a real chore, but we got it accomplished.
W5TAF   Contact Moderator
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.
W5UHQ   Contact Moderator
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.
W5WHN   Contact Moderator
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.
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W6AJF   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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W6KCV   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
W6TED   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
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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!
W7BID   Contact Moderator
Bands were not so great especially on Saturday.  Still a great time and lots of fun.
W7DRC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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!!
W7IVM   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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
W7MOT   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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!
W7SUA   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
W7TST   Contact Moderator
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
W7TUE   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Band conditions were tough at my Qth. Were it not for FT8 I could not have exceeding last years’
W7YRC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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W8EDU   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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

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

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.
W8GG   Contact Moderator
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
W8UM   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Just a fantastic time.  We had a steady stream of visitor until about 8pm Saturday.  Looking forward
to next year.  W8UM
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W9FK   Contact Moderator
If the automatic antenna tuner starts going nuts look up in the air to see if the dipole wires are
still there.

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.
W9NJY   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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!
W9VNE   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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W9XAN   Contact Moderator
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 !
W9ZI   Contact Moderator
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.
WA0LIF   Contact Moderator
Submitting a log for FD in ridiculously complicated and confusing. What's wrong with a Cabrillo
file, period, like all other contests!
WA1FKP   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
WA2CLP   Contact Moderator
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
WA2VYA   Contact Moderator

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

Even though I now live in and operate from Texas, I am submitting my score toward the club aggregate


Thanks to all who worked me and see you next year.

73 Frank WA2VYA
WA4PSC   Contact Moderator
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

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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WA5DCT   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
100% solar power
WA6URY   Contact Moderator
Operated remote from Tokyo, Japan
WA7TPB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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WA7ZZB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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WA9TZW   Contact Moderator
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.
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WB2PJH   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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
WB7NAM   Contact Moderator
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.

WD0REW   Contact Moderator
14 y/o.
WD4ETU   Contact Moderator

WD8DSB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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

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.

Don (wd8dsb)
WD9EWK   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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:

(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. 

WH6FAM/W3   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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.
WI4SCT   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Great day in the field. Testing, trying, connecting. WI4SCT
WI7J   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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WO6M   Contact Moderator
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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WP4QWH   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
WP4QWH Social Media Snap shots, from (WP4QWH) Web page and Facebook.
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WS7ARC   Contact Moderator
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!
WT8P   Contact Moderator
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.
WU6W   Contact Moderator
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 !
WW9L   Contact Moderator
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
WX4USA   Contact Moderator
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.