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AA1EA   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Next year I'll need to know how I send my SM message on Sunday! Do I do it via a repeater,
one-to-one with any station or does it have to be an NTS net?

Also, don't be scared to call CQ FD! Rather than chasing pileups, you may start one!! :D 

I'd also like to know if there's a way to get the logs from everyone at FD. Even if ARRL does it, it
would be good to analyze the details and determine what bands were open at what time. I'd be happy
to dig into it for you. I had luck on 80/40/20 but maybe others...especially people with real
antennas <HI HI> could help us understand the propagation over the weekend! 

73,

Larry
AA1EA
 
AA3KM   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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AA3OB   Contact Moderator
This is my first time doing Field Day and uploading a form.
 
AA5KC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Las Moras ARC (AA5KC) was in no mood to endure the STX outdoor summer heat, so we operated indoors
as a 3E and remained . . . hydrated. ;)
 
AA5TB   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed Field Day though I operated QRP in my shack this time as a 1E class with solar power. Only
224 Q’s but 8 hours of sleep. I mostly used my 28 yr old MFJ-9020 at 4 W on 20 m and my SW-40+ at
2 W on 40 m. I made some Q’s on 20, 15, and 10 m with my FT-818ND at 5 W but it started triggering
the low battery cut out of my home brew solar charge controller so I switched to the more lean (and
more fun) rigs. Turned out later the trigger point had simply changed over time to about 11.9 V! My
ant was my everyday 20 m long Inv-L hidden in my trees.

I was just a few Q’s short of a clean sweep (not that it counts). Surprisingly, I didn’t work a
soul in my own section (NTX).

The highlight of Field Day was working Ontario, Canada and Ohio from here in north Texas on 146.52
MHz FM via a rare 2 m sporadic-E opening! I was using only a vertical dipole in my attic. The 2 m
contacts were not counted as FD contacts though.

73,
AA5TB
 
AA8TA   Contact Moderator
15 meters was not much use on Saturday; did not check on Sunday.  20 meters was not as active as
hoped on Saturday but sounded much better on Sunday.  On Saturday, I was getting across the Atlantic
according to the RBN but was not getting many responses.  40 meters in the evening was good, as
expected.

Had some other time commitments so was not able to be on much.  On Sunday, my  antenna refused to
tune and had all kinds of problems with it.  Spent hours doing tests and end up adding extra wire to
the inverted-V.  Still did not tune very well so spent more time on the tuner.  Finally, re-wired
the connections between the radio and tuner and things started acting better.

Sunday, the little bit of time I had, seemed better than Saturday.  Lots of other 1Ds and 1Es. 
Maybe next year, more people will be back in the field.

Thanks fer the Qs es have fun!
 
AA9RK   Contact Moderator
It was wonderful to see this much activity on the bands.
 
AB4V   Contact Moderator
Operated with my son, KM4TZD. We had a great time until the generator went silent with over two
hours of contest time left. Repair efforts failed. We are already looking forward to next year. This
is by far my favorite contest.

73,

Blair, AB4V
 
AB7DG   Contact Moderator
My N1MM logger treated my second QSO with KJ7CBO as a duplicate, but the first was 2M FM and the
second was 2M SSB.
 
AB8AC   Contact Moderator
It was really hard getting myself up for FD this year as my best friend and Field Day buddy Mike
Shye ( K0AYF ) passed away with COVID-19 in mid February. So I dedicate this years effort to Him.
 
AC2ZU   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
PLEASE CONTRIBUTE MY POINTS TO JERSEY SHORE ARS SUBMISSION
 
AC3D   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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AC6X   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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AC9EZ/M   Contact Moderator
My family and I were driving back home to Ft. wayne, IN from vacation in ND over FD weekend, so I
decided to try operating as a "1C" in motion. We made contacts from ND, MN, and WI on 20m and 40m,
with most of the contacts being made on cw. Equipment was my Yaesu FT-450d transceiver, a set of
K9LU "bulldog" paddles, a small notebook for logging, and several Shark hamsticks mounted on a
roof-rack mount on top of the van. I used several short pieces of wire as "radials" taped to the
roof of the van, and that seemed to help the entire antenna system, both from a radiation and from
an swr perspective. I worked over 50 sections on 20m, and between 20 and 30 sections on 40m. The 20m
hamstick was the Shark "mini", roughly 3 feet tall, whereas the 40m hamstick was the fullsize 40m
Shark. Power output was 30 watts, running off of a LiFePO4 battery from BioEnno Power. I was able to
work FD for roughly 7 hours using that set up. Thanks for all the qsos everyone! 73 de Jim ac9ez/m
 
AC9YC   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed my first field day and had a great time getting on the air with my first HF rig. I set up
an EFHW and met alot of people despite the hot and humid weather.
 
AD0FJ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Our station was located inside a shelter structure and on the grounds
of a public park, appearing as "Downtown Square" on Google Maps at,
200 E 3RD ST, Crookston MN 56716.

This park location is sited on the former grounds of Crookston Central
High School, designed by architect Bert D. Keck. It was demolished in
1998 after the high school was moved to a new facility on the north
end of the city, adjacent to the University of Minnesota, Crookston
campus. An addition to Central High School's eastern side, built in
1957, created the additional space required to support more programs
and permit grades 7-12 to be located in one building. This addition
became Central Junior High School after the 1914 building was razed,
and it itself closed in 2001, when the junior high joined the senior
high at the new north-side facility. However, the 1957 addition still
stands adjacent to this park. The flagpole beside the park shelter
structure is the original flagpole for Central High School,
undisturbed from its original location.

https://www.mnopedia.org/person/keck-bert-d-1876-1962
https://www.mnopedia.org/multimedia/crookston-high-school-crookston-minnesota

KD0UWZ - Chad, and AD0FJ - Andrew, graduated from this historic high
school, home of the Crookston Pirates, in 1995, among the last few
classes to do so. AD0FJ wishes to commemorate this building and all
who inhabited it during its long service. We operated our station on
its grounds in tribute to all past, present, and future Pirates!
 
AD0YO   Contact Moderator
I had a good FD operating from my home shack. Mostly digital and a few SSB QSOs. I lost an old ham
friend, W0YJ, this year. So, I dedicate my 2021 FD to him.
 
AD2BO   Contact Moderator
Please Check Log only as this year I ran over 150 Watts.
 
AF5D   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Enjoyed 2021 Field Day with 2 radios for HF (SSB & Digital) and VHF/UHF Satellites (FM & SSB).

First time using my new call - AF5D and working some satellites during ARRL Field Day.

2 meter SSB propagation was open from TX all the way up to MI during 2021 FD.
Logged some 2m SSB contact with WA8CEW (EN91), N8PUM (NE66) and K5TR (EM00) from my QTH (EM12) but
too bad that they are not participated in ARRL Field Day.
 
AF6N   Contact Moderator
Congratulations on another great event.  I really appreciated the Class 1D waiver.
It helped those of us who were unable to compete at the club Field Day site to make a meaningful
contribution to our club's activity.
 
AG6NS   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Operate from Willson Peak in Henry W Coe State Park, California, SOTA# W6/NC-182 
I have published my pictures during FD in https://www.instagram.com/kazuterasaki/ 
Using natural power source for making all contacts. 
KX2, 60W Solar Panel, 12V 9Ah LiFePO4 battery, 40/20/15/10m EFHW antenna, QRPGuys AFP-FSK Digital
Transceiver III kit, Windows tablet PC 
Backpack total weight was 55lbs
 
AG6QR   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Enjoyed setting up a solo 1B portable station among the redwoods in the Golden Gate National
Recreation Area. Informally educated some passing cyclists on ham radio. Operating time limited to a
few hours Saturday afternoon, because park closes at sunset.
 
AG7WI   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Temps reaching 100s in the Pacific Northwest made for a sticky hot day.  However, it was great that
there was full sun since my station was solar powered.  Tough sledding with my 5 watts and a
compromise antenna.  Next year will be using better antennas to get as much of those 5 watts out.
 
AI5DD   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
I was at our club location for Field Day at the park, our ARRL district manager showed up. I used an
Elecraft KX2 at 10watts with a Bioenno solar panel and made CW QSOs for the club using the club
callsign, after I left for the day I used my callsign at my QTH.
 
AI8Z   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Thunderstorms and rain in keeping with Field Day tradition added to the challenge. We stretched
ourselves using new modes and techniques this year including use of the WinLink message system for
HF message traffic to our SM and fellow amateurs.
 
AJ0SE   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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AJ4A   Contact Moderator
Another great year at Field Day.  Lots of participation, some good eats. we also had lots of guests
with questions and three new folks that made their first Ham contact, including two youth.
The only real gremlin was at our digital station and some RFI issues that worked out in the end.
Fortunately, the weather was kind too and we only had about 30 minutes of rain near the end.
 
AJ4EY   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Operated using Generator
 
AJ6RX   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Snaps of me working my 1st Field Day. Oh what a grand day it was.  Bringf on the next one - I'm
hooked.
 
K0LIR   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Sure enjoyed the FD.
 
K0PRA   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Our largest and most successful Field Day yet!
Play Radio, Have Fun, & Keep the Squelch Loose...
 
K0SI   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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K0TJT   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Had a great time!  I was set up with generator power in a field pasture near a river.  Only access
to the pasture was across a dirt field road. Unfortunately the weather cut short my field day effort
as heavy rain fell for most of Saturday afternoon forcing me to shut down ops and get home while I
still could. 
It hasnt rained here for 2 months.  But the skies decided to open up over SC MN on Field Day...UGH.
 
K1DU   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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K1DW   Contact Moderator
Had to miss our club FD as we had to attend an out of town funeral.  On Saturday night used my iPad
to operate remote for 38 QS...
 
K1FMB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
We certainly enjoyed Field Day.  This year, Western Placer ARC participated with more members
scattered throughout the area.
 
K1MKD   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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K1YOR   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Working with G5RV junior
ME, VT, and VA. 100 watts.
 
K2GSG   Contact Moderator
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The heart of a volunteer 
is not measured in size 
but by the depth 
of the commitment 
to make a difference 
in the lives of others.
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We are overwhelmed with the support that the Garden School community showed this weekend in support
of the Science Expo and Radio Field Day.

It was impossible to keep up with all the guests and volunteers but it is estimated that we had
close to 35 volunteers from students to parents, to alumni, and administration that donated their
time, money, and expertise to help make this event happen.  

You, the volunteers, interacted with probably close to 80 guests, some from our school and others
outside.  They built Morse Code Lights and Legos, made bracelets and rockets, investigated and made
slime, learned about 3D printing and emergency radio communications, took them on tours, sat down
and talked with them, and so much more. 

Special Thanks

A special thanks to Gerard Pilate (N2WGF) and Matt Berman (K9NYS) who without their expertise we
would not be able to run the Radio Club.
 
K2P   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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K2ZV   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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K3CCR   Contact Moderator
K3CCR is the club station at the Collington continuing-care 
retirement community at FM 18OW in MD, just east of DC. N3UM, 
W3GB, and new member Mike W5MPB operated 3E in Field day 2021. 

With non-ham obligations plus adding a 3rd operator position, we 
did not start till 1835Z. On 40 and 20 M by 22Z, N3UM and W3GB 
got 237 Qs, 71% of them running. Just 28 of the 237 Qs were SSB, 
with runs slow and short, QRN from storms to the W, and nearly 
no SSB spots. 

After 22Z W5MPB got SSB Qs on 10, 15, and 20 M. We took short 
breaks to eat 22-00Z. After 00Z N3UM ran for 161 of 200 Qs 
on 80 M CW, and W3GB did well on 40 and 20 M CW. At 03Z QRT we 
had 508 total Qs. 

Sun. 1225-1522Z N3UM got 157 Qs on 40 M CW, 76 in runs. From 
13-18Z W3GB ran for 84 of 89 SSB Qs on 20 M and 12 SSB on 40 M, 
while W5MPB got 35 SSB Qs on 15 M and 2 on 10 M. E skip and 
less QRN made these Sun. SSB results much better than we got on Sat. 
N3UM ran for a last 67 CW Qs on 20 M 17-18Z. 

We got 289 fewer total SSB Qs than in 2020 with ~equal BIC hrs, 
195 fewer on 20 M. Besides condx, was it less activity? Unclear. 

We and others noted that in 2020 our percent 1D+1E Qs was way up 
and our percent A+B Qs way down from 2018 due to covid waivers. 
The table shows our 2021 Q percents ~halfway back to pre-covid. 

            2018    2020    2021 
 1D+1E       28%     72%     51% of K3CCR QSOs 
  A+B (all)  60%     23%     40%  “   “    “
 
K3GW   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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K3KEK   Contact Moderator
Had really fun at home field day, it's 100F+ out in Texas and running full 100w on battery only with
both solar charging and generator as backup.
 
K3NP   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
I didn't plan on operating in "compete" mode this year, just casual. Wound up operating for about 8
hours total. I did just CW, trying to keep my chops up. One thing I did this year that helped was to
print a legend to paste onto my computer keyboard since that is how I was sending CW. It helped!
 
K3ORS   Contact Moderator
Whoever read the ARRL FD Message Friday night needs to slow down. Impossible to write down what he
said! I recorded it after that but I think that is cheating!
People need to give call signs more often instead of "QRZ". Wastes time to finally get call sign.
Also say phonetically, especially similar sounding letters.
Other that that I had a great time as always.
 
K3QB   Contact Moderator
We recommend that 1A stations be allowed to operate a GOTA station and obtain GOTA points, rather
than restricting that to 2A or larger stations. We didn't have sufficient licensed operators to run
a second 24-hour transmitter, but we had several senior hams who would have greatly enjoyed
assisting non-hams and recent hams to get on the air (and, indeed, did so!). There does not appear
to be any clear reason why 1A stations cannot operate GOTA.

We recommend that the Safety Officer checklist be updated to include that they took appropriate
precautions against COVID-19, since (given the Delta Variant and other variants' explosions) this
will no doubt continue to be an issue in 2022. Requiring vaccinations from all participants would be
a bare minimum, and is what we did (in addition to masks and vaccinations for all visitors).
 
K3TN   Contact Moderator
Was time to test out my portable generator anyway - very easy to operate as 1E but didn't have much
time.

Next year, please return to home stations not being able to work home stations - let's make it
easier for the portable operations to find freqs to call CQ on. FD is often where new or potential
contesters first get to experience how much fun running is - home stations have 51 other weekends of
contests to call CQ.

John K3TN
 
K3WD   Contact Moderator
This submission is from my personal effort.  I am crediting it to my club  There should be others
like this.  I claimed to be category 1A but 1E may have been more appropriate.
 
K3XT   Contact Moderator
Propagation conditions were fair from NNY.  A good E opening Sunday afternoon provided for more
contacts. Only FT8 mode this year.
 
K4ACW   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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K4CPO   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
The child named BearHoffmeyer was at FD with Dad Chris, KO4NIR.  He remained quiet during the MESH
educational activity, then asked if he could get a snack.  Upon returning home, Bear assembled his
own "MESH" set up, using what was available from his toys and household items. He insisted that Mom
make contact from downstairs via his "MESH Network"  Turns out being quiet did not mean he was
uninterested.
 
K4E   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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K4EBS   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
de K4EBS, John, Ruckersville, VA.  This was my 51st year for Field Day (I missed a few years between
1970 - 2021). It is my favorite ARRL radio amateur event. Antennas used were a home brew 20 meter
dipole and a 40 meter NVIS.  Radio is ICOM 725-A.  73, John
 
K4EX   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
We had a great Field Day. I am looking forward to next years event. The food was good and the bands
were in pretty good shape. Six meters was open for a long time and that allowed us to rack up a
bunch of Q's.
 
K4FHI   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
For 2021, transmit power was dropped to 3W, and I still beat last year's score.
I'm amazed so FD ops were able to pull my CW signal out of the noise!
 
K4HY   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
These are the hand written copy of the W1AW Field Day 2021 Message.
see photos below.
 
K4II   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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K4JJL   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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K4OGB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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K4RC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
The Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio club (WAARC) operated Field Day 2021 as 2A VA using the club
call K4RC and a GOTA station under AI4WU. We setup in a James City County public park and operated
24 hours running one phone station, one CW station, one 6m station, a satellite contact setup and
our GOTA station.

After a storm passed while setting up, we had great weather, lots of contacts, a great club effort
and lots of fun and good food. This year we focused on having new club members set up, as well as
operate, and log, some for the first time. 

A highlight of our Field Day was the participation at our GOTA station with more activity than ever
before. There were two young ladies, an 11 year old (recently upgraded to General) and a 17 year old
(recently upgraded to Amateur Extra), and both were really enjoying making contacts. We also had
other new members working the GOTA station for a very successful operation. And of course, there
were also both experienced and newer members putting time in on the two main rigs. We had great club
participation for both setup and operations.
 
K4RFT   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Very enjoyable event with decent attendance especially with youth participation. We had 10 youth
(age < 18) attend and 7 of them were coached to making at least one QSO. We had fun showing off the
radios and everyone was enthralled when we made a QSO on the AO-73 satellite ! As predicted, it
turned into a FT8 affair but everyone enjoyed themselves. It was amazing to see 10M and 6M come
alive !

73, Jamie
WB4YDL
President RARC
 
K4SRC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
We worked hard to plan an event that would interest the public as well as to help support other
organizations in the area.  We partnered with a local food bank, Food Raising Friends, that provides
meals for children during school breaks in which they normally would not have received a nutritious
meal.  To encourage people to donate, we offered a raffle ticket for each item donated for prizes
including hand crank weather radios and a 43” 4K Smart TV (donated by 2 of our ARES team.)  In
total we received close to 300 items for the food bank.  Some who didn’t know about the food drive
even left to bring back an item to donate.  The winner of the TV ended up being a new ham that was
taking his license test to upgrade from technician to general, which he passed.
 
K4TLS   Contact Moderator
Been a ham since 1972 and this was my first Field Day! Using emergency power at the home QTH was
fun, but next year I want to get into the field with the local club.  Thanks, ARRL!  There seems to
be an infinite number of things to keep me interested in amateur radio.
 
K4UTL   Contact Moderator
There is one duplicate in the file I uploaded.  W4YK.  Twenty nine QSOs are listed and I have
deducted one of the duplicates for a total of 28.

It was fun.   Hopefully, next year in the field.  

Ron K4UTL
 
K4WAR   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Field Day 2021 marks K4WAR's first field day in several decades as the club made its resurgence this
past year.  Over 20 participants and 11 operators gathered over the two days in the backyard of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6445.  There was enough space for the members to install x2 G5RV
dipoles and a single wire sloper antenna.  The club ran off a deep cycle battery and a generator. 
Noteworthy visitors included the battalion commander of the 442nd Signal Battalion, Tom - WO3Y, and
father/son ham team (TJ - KO4FFA and Thomas - KO4HKC) that came by to operate the IC-7300 placing
over 30 contacts on the radio.
 
K5BWD   Contact Moderator
Call signs were entered on a spread sheet and sorted ascending to check for dups.
These spread sheets will be included in the mail-in packet.
 
K5COW   Contact Moderator
All messages were sent by WINLINK. Message 5 is the SM message. Messages 1-11, minus 5 are the 10
additional messages.

It was great to get out in public again, after last year's individual-only participation.
 
K5DRU   Contact Moderator
I'm really happy with my low-quality, highly-portable end-fed antenna this year:
https://twitter.com/k5dru/status/1409644768510971910
 
K5EEE   Contact Moderator
Some things i noticed during the contest that could be better:

1. Stations should always work dupes.  If t he other station does not have you in their log, your
entry is a busted call!!!

2.  Always use phonetics.  Use STANDARD phonetics except when trying to clarify something that the
other station just does not get with the standard phonetics.

3. Don't QSY until the contact is confirmed by a thank you, 73 or QSL.  IT IS NOT A CONTACT UNTIL IT
IS CONFIRMED!  I had several stations leave the frequency before i could complete their information,
resulting in a busted call.

4.  Say your call sign when slowly calling.  When you say it fast, it is hard to copy, especially as
operators start getting tired!    You know your call sign--I don't.  I have sat on a frequency
waiting to get the full or correct call sign way too many times because the other station just said
it rapidly.  When I gave my call sign slowly, i rarely had anyone ask for a call sign
clarification!

5.  I am sure there are things i need to do better and learn.
 
K5NCO   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
This year was my first field day, and it was by far - more difficult than I imagined. I was plagued
with poor antenna altitude, computer software challenges on a completely digital operating plan, and
intense heat while camping outdoors in a public park. All that being said, it was a great time, we
made a few contacts, finally resolved the computer software issues and was able to complete our
learning events and formal message submittals.
 
K5OF   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Had a great time and reached all of my goals!

Thank you for all of the QSO's and was very happy to pass on FD operating parameters to a lot of
casual operators and newbies! 73! Ed K5OF in NC
 
K5TU   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Our FD group, organized by K5WA, has been operating 1A or 2A for many years. In the past A few years
back, we elected to switch to a "Gentleman's FD" where we operate 1E or 2E on existing antennas,
supported by a generator. I think we're just getting too old to setup 4 40-50 ft Rohn 25G towers
with monobanders and one tribander. The typical FD weather in S. Texas is 95F+ with heat index
numbers at 105F. We're still pretty good CW ops and enjoy the once a year get together. Now the
biggest problem we face is walking 120 yards at night from the operating shack to the house and
dodging snakes.
 
K5TWJ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
I scored 850 this year vs 553 last year!
Yesterday was spent dodging a tornado, praying for no flooding, and poor radio propagation.  I
ended up with no house power at night due to the storm that rolled through, so I was glad I already
had emergency power up and running. LOL...Today was much better.  Just spent all day intermittently
dealing with the toddler's destruction and calling on FT8. There was a lot of action east and
west.  I flipped the antenna quite a bit, and worked many people backwards.
 
K5TXQ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
This should be all the pending information requested.
 
K5VX   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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K5Y   Contact Moderator
Covid enhanced Field Day! Yay! What can I say at least we roughed it a little.
Had to stay out of our home for a couple days EXACTLY in time for FD! (due to
enamel painting) Stayed at a hotel in Alvin... great fun operating N1MM with a
HP 650 i7 laptop! And those damned iPhone earbuds kept falling out- I probably
had the gain up too much but XYL slept through it miraculously (I stayed out of
trouble).
Anyway, Eric killed it as usual with consistent 180/hr runs. Billy could not
join us (W5HWZ) due to severe allergies (our SSB op 1). Benjamin K5AW did a fine
job with SSB and getting logs correct. We had the NG generator ready to go JIC
at the radio QTH in Angleton. I think this is the future of HF radio -- using
remote capabilities and reliable private links to the transmitter sites. Next
year, we will operate remotely from Rockies! Wire antennas and gel cells.
73 and a big THANK YOU to everyone that worked us (or attempted to! due to my
clunky laptop ineptness).
Pat KJ5Y/ Eric KJ0D/ Ben K5AW
 
K6ABE   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
First time out in the field. Lots of other operators along this ridge. Great time!
 
K6ARV   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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K6ATO   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
I have been convincing my wife over the years that the fourth weekend of June is "Family Picnic Day"
-- Our 15 month old had a great time at her second Family Picnic Day!!
 
K6GB   Contact Moderator
Typical Field Day for me, the solar power went down on Thursday so I went from 1E to 1D also had an
antenna blow down, but still had a great time!
 
K6JEY   Contact Moderator
Great Field DAy! Lots of activity even for a QRP station. I'd like to see the exception continued
that allows us to participate from home with our favorite club. It would allow people who can't get
out to still do field Day with their friends. I also saw some virtual clubs. What a great idea for
stations with no club in the area.  Doug K6JEY
 
K6KQV   Contact Moderator
It was nice to see the clubs and individuals in the field this year.
It was a very enjoyable field day.  73 to all.
 
K6MDG   Contact Moderator
First month operating. First contest.
 
K6MEP   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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K6ORI   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
The Lamorinda Area (City of Lafayette, Town of Moraga, City of Orinda and the adjoining areas,
including Canyon) Radio Interest Group operated a 3A station at the entrance to Briones Regional
Park in Lafayette, California in the ARRL East Bay Section.  Contacts were made on 40 meters, 20
meters, 10 meters, 6 meters, 2 meters and 432 MHz, all on SSB, with a few FM simplex contacts added
to the 2 meter total.  We were visited by a served agency official, Lamorinda Emergency Preparedness
Coordinator Dennis Rein, KJ6QWU, as well as ARRL East Bay Section Manager Mike Patterson, N6JGA. 
Batteries charged by a generator provided power for the HF stations while the VHF/UHF station was
powered by a battery charged from a solar panel.  --- N4DLA
 
K6OX   Contact Moderator
111 degree heat really put a damper on it this year.  Heading for the mountains or beach next year!
 
K6SOA   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
K6TD   Contact Moderator
More stations gathered in groups this year.  (more ?A stations on.  Not many ?F stations though).
One station was 7D - ??

Keep the rule of limiting E & D class to 100 watts.

Friday night CW bulletin - NOT!

73, K6TD
 
K6WJT   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
I made available copies of the "What is Field Day" .pdf,  available to folks. Spoke with about 10
people total, only one of them wanted a handout.

I used a Yaesu FT-991A, with a center fed dipole, cut for 40m.  Set it up between two trees at the
park!
 
K6WK   Contact Moderator
Listening is a big skill to learn.  When you add "noise" and multiple unrelated transmissions on the
Freqency...one is talking about a learning format.  Welcome to FIELD DAY...K6WK, Michael.
 
K6WS   Contact Moderator
ATS-4B and a End Fed Random wire. Not real competetive!
 
K6YLG   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
First time in years I've participated in Field Day. Fun!
 
K7CAR   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Another awesome FD from 10,000 ft. in the Utah mountains.
 
K7D   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
K7K   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
We scrambled and after losing 3 different portable locations due to forest closures we were offered
the QTH of W7JET to operate. We ran 3 transmitters. 1 Kenwood TS-890 (W7JET's primary station) and 2
Kenwood TS-590s that belong to the club. We use a combination of W7JET's antenna system as well as 2
antennas erected by the club.  The operation ran the full 23 hours.  Brian's shack cat Bandit was
the mascot that made sure it met everyone that attended.
 
K7LTZ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Had a great time on my first Field Day. Simultaneously did a POTA activation for Wallowa Lake State
Park in Oregon. Fully portable at 5W, achieved 17 contacts (14 FT8 and 3 SSB). Posted this photo on
the POTA Facebook page.
 
K7OSP   Contact Moderator
Our first outing as K7OSP.  We had a great time, and intend to print and send Field Day specific QSO
cards to our contacts.  One of our members, W0KNI, memorialized our 2021 ARRL Field Day adventure on
his YouTube channel at the following link. https://youtu.be/jajwEYmsaGY

Enjoy!

73,
Dave, K7RNJ
Trustee, K7OSP
 
K7YL   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
We had a great time, even with the high temperature during the day.  Lots of water for everyone and
three kids got some real operating time.
 
K8BB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
My "Lazy Man's 1D Field Day" effort this year - set up spare rig on back porch, connect dipole with
coax extension from shack, and operate. Lots of 1D-to-1D contacts, assume next year that won't be a
thing. Nice to hear some young kids on being coached through QSOs via helpers in the background!
 
K8BRC   Contact Moderator
Thank you to all who attended our field day and all the stations we made QSOs with.  We were not
able to operate a GOTA station as originally planned due to torrential rain and storms, but
operation in less than ideal conditions is what field day is all about, right?
 
K8KRG   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Super Field Day !!!
I have included a picture of myself with an 'Invited Public Official' and
'Invited Served Agency Official'. Also, a picture of our public location setup.

A picture of our Youth Operator with her father was rejected because of file size.
 
K8MEJ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
K8MR   Contact Moderator
An E skip opening to Texas on 2 Meters! Fun, but what a waste not have that happen in the VHF
contest!
 
K9FAX   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
This was my first time participating in field day and it was an absolute blast! This will definitely
become an annual thing for me.
 
K9LGU   Contact Moderator
Good exercise with many talented operators.  Disappointed to wait through qualifying runs, and a
long DX bulletin, to discover that the W1AW Field Day message was not sent on CW at 7 PM CDT as
scheduled. 

Spending time operating FD with my daughter (her second) was definitely the highlight.
 
K9LJN   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
K9M   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Field Day 2021 was great. Already planning for next year.
 
K9PNP   Contact Moderator
First FD was 1959 in Floyd County, Indiana.  Surplus Command Set (ARC-5) transmitter on CW.  Hot
1625 final tubes explode nicely when cold rain drops hit them. And, this was during solar Cycle 19.
I will always remember that and the pride the club members  had in their abilities to make it work
no matter what happened. Not many hams left in this county (Gibson) now; the club I belong to is in
the next county south.

I now can no longer do the 'field' part of field day due to medical issues and age, so I will be
'1D' as long as I can still operate.  Only antenna feedline I can currently access where my HF rig
is set up on the main floor of the house is for the 40 M inverted 'V'.  It will radiate on most of
the HF bands if you don't think too much about the VSWR and the resultant coax loss.  Remember: 
improvise, adapt, overcome.  Hoping will be able to work next year's FD
 
KA3TTT   Contact Moderator
I had a wonderful time operating QRP from Philadelphia. I planned since last year to run as a 1E,
and this year I did!
 
KA5WMF   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Enjoyed the sunny weather on both days (especially for my fully solar power supported rigs)!
 
KA7RRA   Contact Moderator
I had fun I got to work one of my favorite contesters W6AFA He was the 1st contester that I worked
in my 1st contest, that I ever entered many years ago, and I also worked N2RRA...

I worked a person in MAUI it took me about 45 minutes to 60 or more just to work him, but with
patience I Was able to work him
KA7RRA
 
KA9IUC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Bands were bad Saturday but Sunday was great! It took me half the time on Sunday to make the same
number of QSOs on Saturday.
 
KA9WXN   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
This year the Milwaukee Radio Amateurs' Club operated Field Day as separate stations because of
COVID-19. I set up one of our portable antennas in my backyard and entered as 2E. We ran a 24hour
Zoom call that allowed our members to socialize like we normally do during Field Day.
 
KB2URI   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
All Q's made by Solar Power.
 
KB3VTY   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
AN ENJOYABLE 24 HOURS!
 
KB4CG   Contact Moderator
Excellent activity + excellent conditions = Great Field Day!  Many thanks for all the contacts, and
it was great fun to operate FD again in the 1B category this year.  Operation was CW for the first
22 hours, and SSB in the last 2 hours of the event.  

There are highlights too numerous to mention specifically, but working KH6RH on 15m about 30 minutes
after the event started, and W1AW on 40m Saturday night were memorable moments.  

Of course, Field Day always has its set of unique challenges, like running out of gas during a QSO! 
After sending my exchange to a station that answered my CQ, my radio powered down, and the generator
was out of gas!  After refueling and repowering the radio, my contact vanished, so unfortunately I
lost that contact!  And another station had promptly replaced me by calling CQ on that frequency, so
time to find another frequency! That's Field Day!  

It was great to hear 15 and 10 meters open again!  The short skip on 15 and 10 on Sunday morning
made it very interesting, and made a large number of otherwise unreachable stations from my QTH in
VA workable!  I did, however, run into problems loading on 10 meters -- the radio shut down after
increasing the power above 25 watts!  So, I was limited to 20 watts, but I was nevertheless able to
work everyone I heard!  

In short, it was a fantastic event, and I look forward to next year!
 
KB4KP   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Field Day 2021 for Sun Country Amateur Radio Society in Marion County, FL was hosted by CJ Heise-
KM4ZQE. One of the portable antennas was "installed" & "suspended" from a crane for the entire
event. The crane was secured in a fenced-in area adjacent to our 3 operating stations.
 
KB9JVY   Contact Moderator
Kate (KD9EIP) and I (KB9JVY) had fun trying to make contacts. We worked it avout 5 hours before
going QRT. Hopefully band conditions will be better next year.
 
KC0RVS   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Our club experienced the most participation in Field Day 2021 that we have seen in years, if ever!
While only a handful of hams were able to set up stations, many folks showed up to assist with
operating. I've heard many a ham comment since that they felt it was the best Field Day they've
attended, usually with a great big grin on their face!
 
KC1MJZ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
For Field Day 2021 I chose to operate from my home QTH as a class D station. I successfully made
QSOs on two transceivers, an RCI-2950dx on 10m and a Yaesu FT-2900 on 2m.  Antennas are an iMax 2000
up about 20' for the HF band and a homebrew 1/4 wave groundplane up about 12' for the 2m band. 

I had allot of fun over the weekend as I also tried to make contact through the ISS repeater using a
scrap-built handheld yagi and a BCH-270 HT. I was not successful but I learned alot and it gave me a
goal to reach for by next year's FD.

Field Day was an exercise in exploring my own capability and that of my station. and I look forward
to the next one and the one after that.
 
KC2ASA   Contact Moderator
Used Field Day this year as an excuse to get the station at a family member's house set up better.
We had a rig outside to test the best locations for a vertical. We also setup a dipole and learned
that one of the rigs had an issue while trying to tune it. So all in all, a great learning
experience for this years Field Day.
 
KC2JAV   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
I was delighted to make a few ssb contacts on 15 and 10 meter bands this year! Looking forward to
improving conditions for amateur communications in this cycle.
 
KC2LM   Contact Moderator
Why are the number of ARRL sections worked used as a multiplier. Such a figure would supply anyone
examining the file to see which areas are "reachable" during an actual emergency event.

I want to thank the ARRL for organizing Field Day.

I did Field Day with my grandsons and I do not think they will ever forget it. A great bonding
experience to be sure.
 
KC2OSR   Contact Moderator
Very interesting band conditions. I heard many stations transmitting on the same frequency  which
created a lot of QRM.I worked two stations on the same frequency literally 5 miles apart. many
operators talk too fast. How people get KC2HSR out of King Charles2 OSCAR SEIRRA  RADIO is beyond
me. 
My primary goal was to get new members on the air which was accomplished.
 
KC2TI   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
KC5MM   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
KC5NX   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
We were operating at First Baptist Church of Covington, TX. Operated using many methods from a
trapped 3 element beam @30ft to OCF Dipoles and 40m EFHW antennas. We were able to reach all over
the world, even Japan on 5w and a wire! Had a great time with testing and we had an upgrade to
General Class and 2 new technicians! Had a good class on antenna building and to-go boxes.
Demonstrations on the effectiveness in Amateur radio in an emergency power situation sending a
message to our local FEMA ETO (ETO-06) via winlink using 80m.
 
KC7Z   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
It was a challenging but rewarding event. Friday setup was a very warm 88. We had a great turnout
for Saturday spaghetti feed, the weather was very hot (101) and we shut down Saturday evening before
even hotter weather expected on Sunday (104).
 
KD0STU   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
On Field Day this year I had planned an event with a local group that worked with kids. 
Unfortunately, they cancelled the night before due to forecast rain, so I went out to Walnut Creek
recreation area by myself and set up my station at one of the public picnic areas.
The sky was overcast and it did start raining shortly after I began, so I knew my solar charger
would not be of much use.
I operated late into the evening until my battery failed, but was only able to make 4 contacts.
 
KD2UXF   Contact Moderator
This is my first time doing Field Day and uploading a form.
 
KD5C   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
We had lines of thunderstorms with heavy lightning and heavy rains come thru beginning 2230 UTC 26
June.  We had to shut down and disconnect four times overnight.  Lots of practice.

The educational exercise was demonstrating soldering PL259s on LMR 400 coax and developing a SOP for
shutting down the stations and generator for thunderstorms.
 
KD5DX   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
MCARC / KD5DX pictures of Field Day operations
 
KD6EFQ   Contact Moderator
no DX heard on 50MHz
no USB phone heard from field day sites above 6m
rules or instructions could need to be clarified for stations which operate using different
configurations during the contest duration.   
Stations which are not located at a single site with a single configuration during the contest
period can exchange different station types which can cause confusion in logging software
E.g. 1C stations may also operate as 1D during contest period, but logging is confused by the
software logging applications, causing on-air clarification and forcing decisions to have a station
be this or that
I operated from my residence and also while mobile, but this reality is not accounted for in the
contest logging software or clarified in the rules
I used several different radios during the event, with various power capabilities and antennas; the
QSO logging reporting fields are constrained.   For my station, all radios were on batteries at all
times, and I reported 1E, even when rules might report I am 1C.  Modern emergency operations are
more dynamic than single fixed station operations.
 
KD7AKE   Contact Moderator
This field day was a great learning experience for me. I set up a tent 18 miles from my QTH. My rig
is a Yaesu ft-857D, with my buddiepole antenna. I started out setting the antenna as a dipole, then
changed over to a L configuration and eventually set it up as a vertical and stayed with that till I
ended. I brought 2 batteries. I was able to operate till my batteries ran out of power in the early
morning hours on Sunday. I tried to operate on the digital mode, using my Wolphi link cable and my
phone app in both RTTY and PSK31, and was never able to get a clear message and I am not sure why. I
am going to work on that more to figure out how to use the digital mode. I only operated on the 40
and 20 meter bands. 73 KD7AKE
 
KD9EMV   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Ogle Park, Vevay Indiana
Had 25-30 public visits
Officer Lane visited and monitored for a couple of hours...
Sheriff of Ohio County sent regards
Paper article
Had two educational classes - vertical antenna theory (Al Peter AC8GY) and Fox Hunting techniques
(John Panzer, KC9VZA
 
KE0TT   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Elecraft K3/10 running 5 watts to one of 3 antennas:  90' dipole up 35', a 33' dipole up 30', or a
31' vertical dipole.  Each one had advantages at different times of day.  90' was mainly 80, 40, and
20M. 33' was mainly 20, 15 and 10M. The vertical filled in the weak nodes of the dipole patterns. I
only had 8 alligator clips in service this time, down from past Field Day forays.  Lots of gentle
rain this time, thankfully no lightning in the area. Had a few wind gusts that strained the
temporary antennas, but they stayed up.... must not have been big or high enough. C U next time, 73,
Dan ke0tt
 
KE0VIM   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Hello, and thank you for all that you do to make Field Day an annual success! 

I just wanted to note here that all contacts in this submittal were made using solar power and
batteries. However, I do advertise on my QRZ page that I have a generator onboard my RV, so I
thought I'd submit proof that no generator hours were accumulated during Field Day and all power was
in fact supplied by the solar panels installed on the roof. You'll find two photos attached here,
one before and one after Field Day, that show the hour counter with an iPad displaying date and
time. Not that anyone would say anything, I just like covering my bases.

73!
KE0VIM
 
KE1L   Contact Moderator
This was a pretty casual solo operation at Wompatuck State Park in Hingham MA. I spent Saturday
experimenting with equipment and didn't make any contacts, though some attempts were made. I did
make some contacts on Sunday after figuring out what went wrong the previous day.

The station was battery QRP into a low Par EndFedz for 40 and 20 meters; the highest point wasn't
much more than 10 feet high. Propagation with that low antenna clearly favored nearby stations; the
most distant contacts logged were ONS, WPA, and VA. I heard WI and NFL but did not complete contacts
with either.
 
KE3K   Contact Moderator
Another enjoyable FD from home. Missed NV, WY, AK and PAC for a clean sweep! I really appreciate the
Class 1D waiver. I hope the ARRL will consider allowing all classes of stations to communicate with
each other for future FD operating events; there are numerous reasons why many amateurs either
choose not to, or are restricted from, participating at club FD locations. The waiver provides the
flexibility of participating and making a meaningful contribution to a club's aggregate score.
 
KE5RFZ   Contact Moderator
This years event was a much smaller and simpler one than in years past.  I am certainly glad to see
the club beginning to gather for these again though!  Much better than the widely dispersed Field
Day of 2020!

Cheers!  and looking forward to better times in the coming year!
-
Darwin Winkler (KE5RFZ)
 
KE6SLS   Contact Moderator
This was a tough year for FD at my QTH.  Power line noise will above S9!  Despite the noise, I had a
lot of fun working stations on phone, cw & digital.  The meal was also FB at kk6mpt's FD location on
the beach!

73 all
Jaye ke6sls
 
KE7AZ   Contact Moderator
Ran FT8/FT4 for the full period.  Need more operators to select FT4 to get the QSO rate up.  FT4
works on more bands than just 20m but saw no FT4 activity except on 20m.  Used ARRL 40-10 EFHW kit
that I assembled just before Field Day.  Pushed it with 100W and found 150W was too much, toroid got
too hot and SWR went bonkers.  Looking forward to next year with the lessons learned.
 
KE7F   Contact Moderator
Chief Operator N7EMT
 
KE7NKR   Contact Moderator
first time on my own, with no prior planning and during a heat wave. and all my station gear was in
storage to start with.

station gear:
yeasu ft-840
MFJ 993 tuner
Signal link USB interface
Fldigi running on Ubuntu Linux.
 
KF6JBN   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
We has first joined ARRL FIELD day
Every members exciting
 
KH6J   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
We did a reduced operation from normal years but at least it was better than (nothing) last year. It
was good to see people we hadn't seen in two years! It was a beautiful day and good experience for
all.
 
KI4DEF   Contact Moderator
my usual field setup; last used for a FD ~15 yrs ago!
rig KD1JV's AT Sprint 2 on 12V rechargeable AA battery pack (1.4W on 20m; 1.8W on 40m); ant long
wire (approx 20m) 40 ft up in tree, tuned w/ LC network (KK5PY's TeNeTuner)
 
KI7TYU   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
KJ0P   Contact Moderator
Submission form wouldn't accept Cabrillo files from N1MM+  ????
 
KJ4UL   Contact Moderator
I want my points added to the aggregate score of K8TIH, the Wood County Amateur Radio Club
 
KJ6KCG   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
2021 ARRL Field Day at my home using emergency power using Bioenno Power 12V 15Ah, 180 Watt-Hours to
power my Yaesu FT-897D radio radiating from a COMET-NCG H-422
40 / 20 / 15 / 10 Meters HF Rotatable Dipole on a Basketball Hoop.
 
KK4DIV   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
KK4KTV   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
This was my first time setting up and participating.  My station is solar only.  I sure hope I've
sent in the information correctly.
 
KK4QYR   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Worked 20 meters both days. Conditions were great plenty of contacts all over the place. Had a great
Field Day. I had been off the air for 6 years until 2 days before Field day.
 
KM2L   Contact Moderator
Please note: I was having so much fun that I ran a bit over the 24 hour time limit. So, I didn't
claim the last 6 QSOs in my score, but they are included in the uploaded Cabrillo file.
 
KM4VHX   Contact Moderator
My first Field Day, and I had a great time.  

Battery power only with IC-705 @5W, Raspberry Pi, and a 20m wire dipole at 21ft.
 
KM5VZ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
xeigu g90, cha emcom ii efhw, 7.5ah lifepo4 battery, buddipole power mini,
13w solar and a vibroplex bug at south sulpher unit state park
camping without power.
 
KM5ZE   Contact Moderator
All contacts were made using alternate power (battery/solar).
 
KM6DLG   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Portola Valley Amateur Radio Club, PVARC-KM6DLG, operated Field Day 2021 as part of a larger
Emergency Radio Communications event organized by the Portola Valley Emergency Preparedness
Committee.  Joining PVARC was the WPV-CERT organization, Woodside Fire Protection District, and the
San Mateo Sheriff office.  We operated from 11 - 4 and had over 200 visitors from Portola Valley,
Woodside and the surrounding areas during the event.
 
KM6TNT   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Had a lot of fun working 1B portable. Was able to make a lot of QRP contacts from a crowded suburban
area despite high noise floor. QRP works!
 
KM6YGS   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Operated at ridgecrest intermediate school with information handouts
 
KM6YSS   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Had a great time working my first Field Day event from Winchester Lake State Park in Idaho
 
KN4YT   Contact Moderator
The COVID-19 pandemic really put a damper on group participation and I am happy to see the D class
rule waived for this year. In fact, many of the stations I worked were 1D like myself. Going
forward, I see greater club involvement next year with COVID so far in the rear view mirror that we
will hardly remember it.
 
KN5TR   Contact Moderator
Educational activity, HAMRS and how to export logs to POTA-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRBeD9DrSlA
ARRL Field Day 2021 from Texas - Ham Radio Field Day KN5TR https://youtu.be/ziNAuMW-oQc
 
KN6FKQ   Contact Moderator
Good fun, nice to hear everyone enjoying the weekend on the air and with each other.
During the event I tried making a coax dipole for 220 with TV 75 Ohm RG6, but the shield was too
tightly bonded to the insulation for it to work. Good to have learned this lesson before a real need
arose. I appreciate the patience shown during the stock antenna 220 contacts made! One out to 11
miles, HT to mobile, fun!
I recorded the CW bulletin then "read" its spectrogram in Audacity, worked good! Context clues
helped fill in the deep fades.
The 100Ah battery dropped only 12%, powering the IC-2730, and a laptop.
 
KO4BNB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
This was my first field day, having just got my General license 2 years ago.  I took advantage of
good weather and set up my field day QTH in the Cohutta Wilderness in North Georgia.  I was totally
without power, water and facilities for my campsite, operating the entire campsite on battery power.
 

My trusty slingshot hit its mark and allowed me to get a 66 foot vertical wire into the tree.  I
used a small MFJ tuner to tune up the 40 and 20 m bands.  I was at QRP of 5 watts per the rules for
the entire weekend.  I operated CW and phone modes with no contacts on CW, but 14 QSOs on phone.

It was a blast to be all alone in a primitive area, making contacts via radio with such a
minimalistic setup.
 
KO4DFC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
KO4EOD   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Field Day 2021 is a wrap for me, KO4EOD.

This year the primary objective for me was to understand the capability of the solar powered
emergency power supply. All went well or better than anticipated, so I declare the event a success.

What I learned most was how important it is to control the duty cycle of the rig, and lower the TX
wattage to the minimum necessary (as we should do anyway). Relying on battery supply this is
critical.

I also learned that the solar panel placement & orientation is very important to maximize
efficiency.

The radio worked as anticipated, and the experience gained of the solar power supply for our home
was priceless. The unit is really meant for the refrigerator, led lights and fans during a power
outage, but nice to know it can run the radio equipment as well.

For next Field Day, I will do some things different with the power strategy (ie; more panels or
increased battery capacity), and likely go to a remote QTH and do some Phone instead of all digital.


Cheers and 73's to all!!!
de KO4EOD
David in WCF
 
KO4HRD   Contact Moderator
MY FIRST FIELD DAY... AGE IS 11.  PASSED TECH LAST COVID YEAR AT AGE 10.  WORKED 6M, 10M, 15M AND
HAD MANY PILEUPS ON 6 AND 10 DOING SSB "CQ FD".  THEY WERE GREAT... SEE YOU NEXT YEAR... 73...
JOSEPH
 
KO6MD   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
2 radiogram phone contacts reported on latest  updated version.

Documentation uploaded on the reporting form.  I just realized one of those two radioigrams was a
radiogram to Diana Feinberg, AI6DF  District Manager LAX.

This should have been listed separately, for extra credit. Same documentation as already indicated
on prior updated report.  Same documentation as prior report, also again listed below    Malin
Dollinger KO6MD
 
KP4FRA   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
NP3O ARRL PR Section Manager visit to Site, KP3AY Radio Amateur Emergency Response Group's
Coordinator for P. R. Telecommunications Bureau (NTCPR)'s visit. and FRAPR FD site's Educational
Chat.
 
KQ6RS   Contact Moderator
I corrected a mistyped callsign and reuploaded my log.  The correct call sign is K6PUD (it was first
uploaded as K6PVD). This was on 20 meter SSB at 2021-06-26 2035.
 
KR0U   Contact Moderator
My operating time was limited to just 3 hours. I was using a KX2 and a 21 foot vertical via the
internal tuner. My power was just the internal battery, using just 776mAHr of charge to complete 90
QSOs.
 
KR5NM   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
KS0JA   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Best FD ever at KS0JA. Bandpass filters and multiplexers with minimal antenna setup helped us older
hams with an easy setup. Great grounding and Choke baluns on all radios equaled no interstation
interference. Great radios, 590s x 2. FTDX101D x1, vhf FT991A.
 
KS3N   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
KS5KIP   Contact Moderator
All operations performed were powered by 1 12v battery being charged by a 100w solar panel.
 
KT7AZ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Great FD even with very short notice and prep time.  Temperatures here in Oro Valley AZ were in the
100's but a nearby swimming pool helped out.  We did solar with a 20AH battery to make the five
contacts but forgot to connect to shore power after.  Battery with solar lasted 8 plus hours until
the IC-7300 began lowering the output power.  In all it was a great event with a home brew 134ft
long wire antenna which was only 4 ft above ground for 90% of its length.  A Mosley 33 was also in
use as well.
 
KT9K   Contact Moderator
Boonville City Council member photos of FD Event from their twitter and Instagram.
https://twitter.com/BoonvilleIn/status/1408880032517431300
 
KV4I   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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KV8Q   Contact Moderator
Thought I could fill in some of the dead hours with a little SSB for a change.  Not a good idea for
me.  3 Q's got me back to CW real quick.  Lots of activity with all the 1D stations working the
1D's.  Made for lots of fun.  Mom Nature made the 'Gation Proper' and put in some short skip on 20 &
15 to add to the fun.  This was a real treat.
 
KW7EET   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
First Field Day as a General.  Last year was at home on UHF and VHF but this year, why not try and
do this.  A very fun event with a lot of learning.  
We used solar power During the Event.  2-100 panels and a Goal Zero Yeti 1000  Plenty of power.  I
used my home station TS-590SG Put up a 143ft random wire with 9:1 unun and it worked pretty well. 
Late start due to morning rain squalls and setting up same day in a public park.
  I was unprepared for how many people came by to see what we were on about.  Lots of interest in
the hobby from people of all ages.  I will hopefully be better prepared next year, perhaps with some
multimedia as many of the questions from the public were somewhat technical and perhaps the dreaded
PowerPoint would be useful.  I would have made more contacts but there was a lot of interface with
the public and that was kinda cool.
 
KW8N   Contact Moderator
Rain off and on in various amounts Friday, but managed to have all antennas set up by that evening. 
The rain and clouds actually made it more comfortable than setting up in the heat or hot sun as many
of the other participants must have had to deal with.  Conditions on mid day Sunday were great with
very loud short-skip.  The last hour wound up with the best rate of the whole Field Day.
 
KY4HV   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
What a day!!  Plans with a club group fell through, so had to work it from home.  No biggie, be a 1D
in AL and see what happens.  Used the Yaesu Ftdx10 at 100 watts and a G5RV in an inverted V.  Not
the biggest gun out there, but it worked.  Was able to make contacts all over and even broke through
in some. Until....0200z...antenna tuner gives up the ghost. Simple fix earlier today and wish I
would have done it last night.  

To all those who were contacts thanks for the QSO's!!

Had a blast and looking forward to Winter Field Day.

73,
KY4HV
 
KY4KY   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Field day is always loaded with learning moments.  This year our event went back to a full 24 hr
effort after last years abbreviated 12 hr event.

Our satellite operations were very well done by Jim WB4VOC.  Jim brought the whole kit and kaboodle
to do sats this year.  Great set up and great job.

Murphy, of course, is always hanging out.  This year, he conked out one of our key CW ops with a
bout of low blood sugar.  That with the heat (it hit near 90F) was a concern so Shelby had to bow
out this year.  Another op, though, had other plans change, so Glenn was able to join us and man the
CW station for several hours.

Matt KK4ZDZ stepped up and managed the Digi efforts this year.  It's a first for our club going
beyond the traditional of CW and SSB.  Bruce KD4ULD did the heaviest lifting on the SSB station,
spending several hours BIC....

Of course, field day isn't complete without a good feedbag.  Ed KC0EIB provided the grill and
managed chef duties for dinner and breakfast.  Ed also handled much of the pre-field day work,
notifying the media, contacting local elected officials and served agencies etc.

All in all, a successful effort pulled off again with minimal problems and nothing that couldn't be
circumvented.
 
KY4MAK   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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N0AWE   Contact Moderator
38 years ago, when I was fresh out of college my Dad (W0RCZ, silent key) and I started a family
tradition of operating Field Day.  Participating in that first family Field Day enticed my brother
NR0R to get a license.  He rapidly progressed from novice to extra, back when the 20wpm code speed
kept me at advanced.  2 of his old college buddies (K6FLY and WD0ERU) assisted as they have in many
years.   

One thing that made this year unique was some coercive trickery on my brother's part.  He arranged,
with help from N0JJA, for me to take the extra class exam that the Platte County Amateur Radio Group
sponsored as part of their Field Day Activities.  He thought almost 4 decades as an Advanced class
was long enough.  Given less than 2 weeks notice to study, and telling anyone who would listen that
my call was going to be used on Field Day this year as an extra class licensee, added to the
pressure for this year.  

My brother accomplished his goal and my call sign was used this year.  
73,  
N0AWE
 
N0NC   Contact Moderator
First contest with a recently acquired and updated K3. Logging with N1MM+ and the K3 was easy and
fun.
 
N0SUW   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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N0UMP   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Glad to be back after pandemic. We had a great time and we're looking forward to next year...Bill
N0UMP
 
N0UY   Contact Moderator
I always enjoy field day but lost my best friend two years ago so operating by myself always makes
me feel his loss.  worked a lot of D class stations again this year.  I made a modest 325 qs this
year but that's all my old body can do.. hi hi.  73s
 
N0YEP   Contact Moderator
First Field Day as a #HamRadioDad
Forgot to get a photo of the baby at the radio with me. Would have been a great photo though!
 
N0YUP   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Associate with KS0JA, Jackson County ARC.  I worked remotely from my club this year as a 1B
 
N1BN   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Went well.  Many thanks to the league for making this possible. 73 Bruce Nolte, N1BN
 
N1ERC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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N1ILZ   Contact Moderator
What a great time! So glad we could operate from home and aggregate the club score, and so glad that
next year - with any luck - we'll be back able to get together in person for FD-2022!!
 
N1JIE   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
All QSOs made using solar charged battery.
 
N1NUG   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
73 From AF1UD, WA1JXD, N1WWZ, KB1FQV, KB1WQK, AA1MH on Soapstone Mountain in Somers, CT
 
N1NW   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
N1SEP   Contact Moderator
FD from 1D CT and had fun with all CW! 
Next year looking to get back to the outdoors.
 
N1WM   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
N1XRR   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
FT8 helps make 2 transmitter, single op attainable for some of us less skilled operators :)  100Ah
battery still at 80% capacity after 18 hours of operation: QRP radios, power efficient laptops and
battery operated fans are key
 
N2CNY   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Please find attached a report of our activities and further pictures from our participation in Field
Day 2021. 

Thank you,
73
KR2HWK
 
N2DM   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Very Good Field Day. Used my trusty FT-857D, and 88 ft long doublet, with link coupled tuner (McCoy,
QST, April 1955) that worked great. My Honda 2000 generator was flawless in operation. N3FJP logging
program was/is great to use. Very good support from Scott and Kimberly!
Propagation was great this year, I covered the south east and south mid-west, using the antenna at
15ft elevation. Let's do it again next year! Thanks to all fellow/Ladies Amateurs!
Dale, N2DM, "Skinny-Atlas Falls", NY
 
N2EIM   Contact Moderator
The multiplier for QRP should be more than for <150watts.
 
N2FLO   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
I collected evidence (photos, etc.) to support claims of visiting elected official, social media
posts, test of EOC generator, etc., but was surprised that there was no opportunity/requirement to
upload them.  I have done so using the Photo Upload capability.
 
N2LBR   Contact Moderator
operators: N2LBR WA1KKM
 
N2SF   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Our Field Day 2021 event was held at the Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck, NY on June 26th and June
27. About 25 members participated in the yearly event.  We had about 50 non-ham visitors asking
about our large antennas, vehicles, and Ham Radio.
 
N3BEN   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
SOTA w6/ns-195.  2m and 70cm with ELK Log periodic and home-brew jpole.
 
N3KNN   Contact Moderator
I accidentally marked the QSOs as Digital. They should be PHONE. Thanks!
 
N3MM   Contact Moderator
Did not see where to put the names and call signs of our participants.
1. Jerry Knowlton - W1IE
2. Bevin alexander - K4ALE
3. Harry Ford - N3MM
4, Spencer Southward - W4SOU
5. Jimmy Quattlebaum - W4QQI

We also had a significant computer failure in which a significant number of QSO's were lost.
 
N3PPD   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
New ham, John Godman, Jr. (KC3SCC) just got his technician license and participated in his first
field day.  His dad John (W2LYL) is teaching him the ropes.  We had to pry John Jr's hands away off
the radios to get some shut-eye!  He stayed up outside of the tent trying for 2m contacts while we
slept!  He seemed to forget that he had a cell phone for the whole time....
 
N3RN   Contact Moderator
It will be good if next year we go back to the old rules. As a QRP station, I work everyone I can,
but for a "Field activity", you should at least get out of the house.
 
N3YAZ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Setup in the backyard and ran from a 100w solar panel with a deep cycle battery.  The equipment for
this year was an ICOM IC-705.  Used a Chameleon F-Loop at first and then switch to a 80M OCFD in an
inverted V configuration with the feed point at 25 feet.

Attached are photos of the setup, along with one of my county's elected Commissioners Kevin Boozel
visiting my site.
 
N4BCT   Contact Moderator
The GOTA station contacts were made a 14 year old girl and coached by KN4CTG.

They Safety Officer Checklist was thoroughly went through and signed. The person did not make any
marks on it though. We can submit another one if needed.
 
N4ENC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
2021 Field Day - Mt Mitchell NC June 26-27 2021
Solar powered low power station

Operating from atop Mt Mitchell NC for ARRL Field Day 2021 as N4ENC.  The station consist of a Yaesu
FT818 operating at 5 watts or less and a couple of hand held VHF/UHF radios.  We were powered 100%
by solar and battery.  I met some very nice people during this field day.  Our "safety beagle" Bo is
seen inspecting the operating location as we were setting up.  I had the opportunity to visit the
Carolina Airstream Club WB4CAC field day site (and give them a few extra points).
 
N4GPW   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
N4JAW   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
First Field Day since 2017. Decided to load equipment on bicycle and head to a local school
playground.
 
N4LSJ   Contact Moderator
Although I stayed hunkered down instead of going to the social event back home, it was still what I
would call an OK outcome, especially Saturday night after 40 opened up and Sunday on the high bands.
 I build a "K9YC" choke for the generator part of the way through that made a huge difference. 
Hopefully next year will be more normal and the "Delta" and new "Lambda" variants will be tamed.
 
N4MIO   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
It was very nice to get out in the "field" as our club has been working F class for some years
prior. First time I have experienced using an 80M EFHW in the field for any length of time and I am
very pleased with its performance. Both our HF stations were using the EFHW antennas and we feel we
did well for the amount of operating time. One station had to be shut down for a long while because
of the weather. Honda generator was used most of the time and we substituted another brand for a
short period until we discovered it was adding noise to the 20M band.
 
N4QX   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Mobile operation conducted on northbound drive from Virginia to Connecticut, with QSOs conducted in
DE, SNJ, NNJ, NLI, ENY, and CT as indicated in Cabrillo log.
 
N4SFC   Contact Moderator
First time working FD from the home QTH.  Worked only digital this year with contacts on 6,10,15,20
and 40 meters.  Bands were in fair shape for 6mtrs on Saturday, with a dozen or so contacts, then
moved down to 10 meters, for an hour or so, bands were slow so moved on down to 20 for the bulk of
my contacts. Saturday night late moved to 40 with fair band conditions mostly stateside.  Sunday I
did a 4 hour sprint with 40, 20 and finally some 15 mtr actions.  Thanks to everyone who
participated.  Next year I'm going to venture out in the RV with solar generator and lots of battery
power and try to operate the whole time portable.  Thanks for all the contacts this year. 73 Steve
N4SFC
 
N4TRB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
The noise level was horrendous and I racked up only 75 points with 1B-Battery and 5 watts from St.
Simons Island, EM91hd -- but it was all fun and, hey, I'm at the beach!
 
N5AEX   Contact Moderator
Please note that we had an individual work from home for Field Day. His call sign is WA5CAV.  His
contacts were submitted by Timothy Dempsey, N5CM. Timothy sent WA5CAV's contacts through his email
at johndgex@aol.com Timothy received a confirmation code of 22BRG1YS.
Please confirm that WA5CAV's contacts/points were added to N5AEX/Central Louisiana Amateur Radio
Club's contacts/points.
Thanks
Scott Wren, KD5DFL
 
N5LB   Contact Moderator
The sun was good to me this year. A 100-foot dipole and 100W and a good workout for the bug.
 
N6JSO   Contact Moderator
It was great to combine my "1C" Field Day activity with a Parks on the Air activation (K-3577) at a
local beach!
 
N6MDV   Contact Moderator
Good fun, fewer hours this year, just operating with fan dipole quickly hung in the trees about 20
feet up in the back yard using 5 Watts on solar on my KX2.  Amazing how far 5W goes on CW with
contacts made from Southern California into east coast states.  That said, I could hear more states
than could hear me.  15M worked fine until around 5PM pacific time and 20M worked fine too.  Had
just a few 40M contacts; would have been more, but I didn't hang a 40M antenna.  The antenna tuner
in the KX2 did a fine job allowing some contacts from the 15/20M fan dipole on the 40M band.
 
N6MI   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
N6MI (Tom's Garage ARC) operated "2A Santa Barbara" from Frazier Peak (8,013 feet) in Ventura County
California. Our team included N6MI, NB6E, K6VCR, N7DA, KN6OGP, and K1BTW. We were assisted by a high
school student, Broden Weeks. Mr. Weeks (of BNinja Production) made a documentary of the Field Day
operation for distribution during our post Field Day talks to ham clubs. (Contact bovitz@bovitz.com
to arrange for a presentation to your own club.) We operated stations in a converted television news
van and a trailer. Our GOTA station used a portable table under an awning. The team was thrilled
with the great cooking of KN6OGP; Mike made his first contacts (ever) during Field Day. Photos of
contesting adventures of the team are posted on N6MI.com.
 
N6OUI   Contact Moderator
This was my first field day event on my own. This was a learning experience, AKA, my First Rodeo!
 
N6R   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
N6R 2021 was a success through the help of AC6A, KI6OQ, KJ6LXJ, KK6UE, KQ6NO, WI6O, AG6AG, W6NCT,
KM6GUE, K6AVI, NQ6X	and numerous others in the Ventura County Amateur Radio Society and the Simi
Settlers Amateur Radio Club
 
N6YMK   Contact Moderator
Icom 706MKIIG into a 51' Palomar end-fed antenna. This was my first Field Day in quite some time.
All FT8/FT4 this year, hopefully will try SSB or even CW next year.
 
N7DB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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N8A   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
My daughter, KC8GRS and myself ran 1E from the home QTH. I like to run CW and she likes to run FT8.
It works out great! We used my FT-857 with a Raspberry Pi that self configures as its own WiFi
hotspot.

The one photo below is how my daughter likes to run FT8 - the weather was perfect for this setup!

In the evening it was my turn to run CW. To conserve batteries, I ended up running 5 watts - turns
out it was a great experiment! Next year we will probably run 1E QRP.
 
N8BI   Contact Moderator
Thanks to Gary WB2RPW for his great remote CW effort.
 
N8DGD   Contact Moderator
Club event cancelled due to rain, operated from home.
 
N8MOR   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
My first field day. It was also the anniversary of my first time getting on the air. 365 days of
being an amateur radio operator took me from tech to extra. I managed to introduce 3 other people
into the hobby, got a visit from the east bay field manager, and was hopefully an ambassador for the
hobby.
 
N8OQ   Contact Moderator
Tested QRP, emergency home-made end-fed run inside the house and digital (FT8 & FT4) only QSOs
(saves my ears!) this year.  Operated until I was satisfied that all the equipment had been tested
sufficiently.  A much larger score could have been had by operating longer and a night but FD isn't
a contest, yeah, right...!  Put a few cycles on my batteries, tested charging them with 20w and 60w
solar panels.  The TP/Solar 60w outputs good amount of amps for charging the Optima 75 Ah battery
now 10 years old used again this year.  Several other LiFePO4 batteries cycled and charged several
days before. Enjoyable as always.
 
N8OSF   Contact Moderator
Due to my work schedule I only had a window of a couple of hours at the tail end to participate.  I
set up my Buddipole on the back deck and fired up my trusty KX3 and dove right in.  Needless to say
I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I was very impressed with how everyone behaved themselves on the
bands.  I am already looking forward to next year.
 
N8PN   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
N9AUP   Contact Moderator
First event or contest entered in over 40 years as a ham.  30 watts and a dipole but had a blast.
 
N9CIQ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Great fun operating from an AirBNB (35 WIRE UP 7 FEET - 15 watts) and then from Bay View Park (3
watts (battery) and a vertical at 7 feet)  Had a blast!  Reminded me of why I got into the hobby 43
years ago.
 
N9NIX   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
N9OQC   Contact Moderator
This entry represents activity from the class 1D station and should be combined with the club
station AD9L
 
NC4S   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Well we set up antennas on Friday morning and all went well. We set up three antennas; 40 meter
inverted "V", 20 meter inverted "V" and a multi-band vertical 40 -10.
Saturday we had a great deal of difficulty with the computers talking to the radios using N1MM. When
we stopped using WIFI connectivity for the three computers all of our problems went away but we lost
hours at the start trying to fix the problem. 
Seem despite the station problems everyone had a terrific time. The mayor and her staff really
enjoyed themselves and the mayors daughter made a contact!
 
NC7G   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
NE1FO   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Our best activation ever.
 
NG5M   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
The WX cooperated save for one near miss T-storm overnight. Cool for set-up but not so much for
teardown. 6m somewhat opened up close in- all 24 Q's on Natural power. A decent, steady pace on CW
with nearly 1600 in the log again for a 1A. Not too bad. Our secret weapon: The Silver Bullet tower
trailer.
 
NG6F   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Still learning the ropes, and still green on the mic.  Spent more time visiting and observing AC6X
working SSB and W6ARA on CW in the hills above the Pasadena Rose Bowl.  I operated QRP from a
backpack mobile rig (icom 5100a, dialed down to 5W PEP) on a small lipo battery and solar panel with
a classic Arrow handheld dual Yagi, elevated on a 20' mast.  Logged by hand with my border collie,
Apollo, checking for dupes.

Thanks to ARRL and all who participated!
 
NK8O   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Overall a fun weekend.  I found two things disappointing.  First, it appeared that there were far
too many stations running 100 watts - into their KW amplifier that sat between the radio and the
antenna.  Second, there were far too many 1D stations calling CQ and/or working each other while
totally ignoring the weaker stations on the band.  As I understand Field Day, the point is to test
field operations, not to show that your home station is capable of winning yet another contest.
 
NP2N/W0   Contact Moderator
Murphy struck again at NP2N/W0 (see June QST, pp. 64-65).  Remote connection let us down.  Only one
QSO!
 
NR4N   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
I ran 1E this weekend. I expected to have my generator until it broke.. FUEL EVERYWHERE... Ran on
battery charged by solar at reduced power the rest of the time... Since no power for computer
keying... ran manual cw the whole time I was able to run. Not enough power for phone and no computer
keying for DIGI modes. YIKES.
 
NS2X   Contact Moderator
Operator Joseph (age;11) had a great time using Grandpa's (NS2x) station during times when 6m and
10m were not open.  Most of the time Joseph spend working pileups on 6M/10M SSB.  73...
hav-a-gud'n... Greg NS2X
 
NU3Q   Contact Moderator
I am an EC and visited the Field Day sites in my county. Pictures are uploaded to my server as
follows:

North Hills Amateur Radio Club:
https://bobmente.smugmug.com/Field-Day-2021/North-Hills-Amateur-Radio-Club/

Steel City Amateur Radio Club:
https://bobmente.smugmug.com/Field-Day-2021/Steel-City-Amateur-Radio-Club/

Wireless Association of South Hills:
https://bobmente.smugmug.com/Field-Day-2021/Wireless-Association-of-South-Hills/

73 de NU3Q Bob Mente
Allegheny County EC
Western PA Section
 
VA2VT   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
This year, I was doing FD from La Mauricie National Park in conjonction with POTA
Great event, with 275 qso's and 76 sections worked!
Nick
VE2NCG / VA2VT
 
VA3FN   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
It was fun never figured I can make this many contacts with 5W.Had a 20 ft old "Radioworld"
fibreglass mast with a 30ft-ish dipole which of course never resonated anywhere in the bands but the
MFJ 939 did a super job with my good old FT 100D and the battery from our travel trailer.Problem was
I did paper logging so took me a long time to transfer that to proper format.So hear you in the band
next year.73 VA3FN john
 
VA3NNW   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Wishing you all good health, good times, and good DX!
 
VA3PAF   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Given the weekend Weather Warnings for Southern Ontario, I opted to move up to Class D from the
Class E Operation I used during FD2020. 

So instead, my strategy for FD2021 became to use many more MODEs than I used last year; and 4
Bands.
 
I added SSB, CW, RTTY, and JS8; to my solitary use of FT8 in 2020; to get more of a general feel for
each, during this FD exercise.

While I had built experience with these Modes during 2020, on Saturday I faced a different kind of
storm - that of unexpected Windows updates and resultant interface failures. Trying to run Digital
mode became a nightmare for most my first day.

With technical issues mostly behind me, Sunday's experience was to discover a significant traffic
imbalance between Modes, making me wonder why there was a one point penalty for traditional SSB Qs.
I found it considerably harder to find SSB contacts, than FT8 or CW; and the time & effort required
to acquire a Phone contact was harder. One might get the feeling that SSB is being shun, as an
Operating mode.

While my Qs numbers are low; I think the distribution between Modes suggests a trend, driven by the
rewards.
 
VA4CQ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
VA7FB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
VA7ROH   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Operated from Seymour Mountain in the 40+ Celsius temperatures. Only managed to operate for 6 hours
before having to take down the antenna and seek cooler temperatures. QRP operation using 2 Element
beam antenna with adjustable elements for each band. Elecraft KX3 and Kenwood TH-6A.  All powered by
battery/solar.  Used dry ice to keep the KX3 cool under the extreme temperatures.
 
VE2KEZ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
VE3BIC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
This was my first ever Field Day as an amateur radio operator and I must say that after my first
QSO, it was exciting and addictive.  For years I have been mike shy, preferring to build and listen,
now I have a different view of the hobby. Can't wait for the next opportunity to talk to other HAMs
as far away as my equipment will take me.
 
VE3GAM   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Because of COVID, our club is operating from our homes. Don't have much antenna space so I strung up
a 20m dipole, rig used was a TS-50 running 100w.  Conditions were not good Saturday but did improve
on Sunday and did manage to make 46 contacts all on 20, operating from a noisy location sure points
out the advantages in operating from a more remote location. 73, Al
 
VE3HZ   Contact Moderator
Other than Class A & B stations, there was a lot of confusion regarding the length of this event and
how long an operator can operate.  For example as a Class 1D station, could I work from 1800z on
June 26th to 2059z on June 27th or is operation restricted to a 24 hour period? 

Thanks for another wonderful event that enabled participation despite the current pandemic.

73 de Harry
VE3HZ
 
VE3NRT   Contact Moderator
Experience from home station was made better by a Zoom call with other club members. Still not as
good as being there. Sad to miss 2 in-person events in a row so we're looking forward to next year.
 
VE3YX   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Rain was forecast for the whole weekend, but we were able to set up and take down in the dry. There
was lots of rain in between!!
 
VE4DL   Contact Moderator
15, 10 and 6 were dead to me. Should have spent more time CW, but I like to talk to people
sometimes. 80 worked, but no one answered.
 
VE5XAM   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Additional Photos Submitted:
1.) 2 pictures of the Icom IC-7300 decoding, displaying and recording the W1AW RTTY bulletin.

2.) 1pPicture of operating station.
 
VE7DFJ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
VE7KPZ   Contact Moderator
Myself and 4 other 1Bs worked the event from Island Lake up on the Aberdeen Plateau in the Central
Okanagan of British Columbia, Canada. My station, as well as the other 1B stations located around
the campsite all worked via solar-charged battery power - no fossil fuel was used for the entire
event! With temperatures in the high 90s at 4600 feet ASL, we spent more time in the lake than on
the air - LOL! In contrast to the usual club xA station, it was fun to run a bunch of 1B stations as
everyone got to do their own thing and showcase their individual station to the other HAMs and
campers. This was an excellent advertisement for amateur radio as we made sure all of our visitors
were greeted and given a little orientation as to what we were doing in each of our 1Bs. For a
detailed event summary and pictures, please visit http://norac.bc.ca.
 
VE7UTS   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
100% emergency power documented in file uploaded with Natural power QSOs box and with photo uploaded
in Photo Upload area below.
Public location documented with file uploaded with public information table box
Radiogram doesn't say # participants (1) or number ARES members (0) because there weren't any of
either above the minimum number required to send the message.
Site visit by elected official documented with file uploaded with public information table box
VHF and UHF QSOs list uploaded with unticked Safety officer box but not acknowledged after updating
my entry, so I've uploaded it again below.

VE7UTS operated ~9 of allowed 27 hours.  Started setup at site after event started.
Misc VHF and UHF radios and antennas.  HF radio is FT-890.  Forgot microphone at home, so only ran
CW on HF.  20m antenna is HB Bird-Yagi-Uda.  40m and 80m is longwire attached to rear of antenna
tuner on top of car.  Used keyer on 20m and straight key on 40m and 80m because RF from longwire
messed with the keyer.
First 900 MHz Field Day QSOs that I know of in this area!
 
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This entry was submitted with the wrong call sign please see submission for:VA7VF
22or5ysc as a cross reference.
http://field-day.arrl.org/fdentry.php?call=va7vf&id=22or5ysc
 
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I had forgotten the power cable for the KX3 and whips for my Buddipole. So I reverted to my HT - A
Kenwood TH-6a, with the Arrow 3-elem beam. I was in Nanaimo, BC. To my astonishment I worked K7GYB
(1BWW) who was on Mt. Baker, and also KL0NP and WE7CAT (2BWW) on Mt. Olympus. That's about 100 miles
in both cases. 5W FM!
 
VE7WBM   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
In my natural power photo, you can see the solar panel on the back of the truck, on top of the
tonneau cover.
 
VE8YK   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
The Yellowknife Amateur Radio Society, on the shores of Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories,
Canada, operated a Field Day 2021 station with callsign VE8YK.  This year we tested out a new
trailer mast with an HF YAGI antenna about 30 ft into the air.  The antenna performed well on 15, 20
and 40 m.  About 414 QSOs were had with the majority being SSB followed by FT8.  The Field Day
message was copied well in all three modes.  Some CW and PSK31 QSOs were also made.  It was a hot
day for the NWT at about 29ºC.  There were 4 operators - VE8MN, VE8WD, VE8MT and VE8IR.
 
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The Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA) began preparation for ARRL Field Day in May 2021
withe a call for committee volunteers by club president Chris VO1IDX.  Myself Dave VO1LM and Ira
VO1IRA joined as co chairs.  I took on the role of Field Day Coordinator and Ira took on the extra
roles of sending the message to the NL Section Manager and Co food Service Officer.  We planned two
stations for 2A NL with a Kenwood 570 in a trailer radio shack and a Tarheel mobile on a fence with
six radials for SSB phone and cw, as well as a FTDX3000 and HP laptop timed by a GPS receiver and
ham sticks running FT8, all powered by batteries all charged by NL Hydro water derived energy. I
recruited a Safety Officer Earl VO1AZ, who used the,  ARRL checklist and contacted NL Dept. of
Health for Covid protocols and set check point at the entrance to our site at Provincial Pippy
camping, education and recreational Park.  I recruited a Communication Officer Kerry-Lynn VO1KLX a
new ham who prepared a press release. made email and telephone contacts with tv and radio media,
posted news releases on media websites,  made several comments about Field Day on Facebook and
Twitter social media, setup an information table with the innovative use of a large PR code for a
link to the SONRA website on smart phones to save paper blowing the local high winds.  I also
recruited Charlie VO1VZ as an all important Co Food Services Officer who came up with the trailer at
the last moment to serve as a radio shack.  President Chris acted as spokesman with the tv and radio
media, negotiated the site at Pippy Park, and recruited Mayor Danny Breen of the city of St. John's
NL to open Field Day at 1800 utc June 26, 2021 with a CQ cal on 20 m phone.  Vice President Doug
VO1DM liaised with Government of NL Fire and Emergency Services (FES) grab and go radio kit and the
attendance of Canadian Armed Forces Officer Currie acting with FES, to attend Field Day with two of
his colleagues.  This visit generated a proposal for a joint communication operation on 2022 Field
Day.  Joe VO1BQ was recruited to copy the W1AW Field Day Message.  This is considered the best field
day we have had in many years of raising awareness of amateur radio in NL.  We have lessons to learn
about holding a better field day next year and plan a exit meeting to discuss.  L. David Mclennon 
VO1LM
 
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Nice to see so much activity on CW segments. 
Great to have 15 and 10 meters open on Sunday.
Hope to be portable next year.
 
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W0CZ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
I felt 20 and 40 meters at 5 watts battery and solar power went well. I used a only a 32 ft vertical
mounted on the draw bar of my fiberglass camper. The frame of the camper was my counterpoise. I am
looking forward to next year and hope it goes as well.
73 
Ken W0CZ 1b nd
 
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W0DYD   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Grandpa Gary Meyer (W0DYD) and grandson, Jonathan Kemper (W0DYE) shared a weekend
together operating 2021 field day (2E) in Little Sauk, MM, in a tent in Jonathan's backyard running
on a new emergency generator. We also managed to squeeze in a couple of fishing outings a mile away
before and after FD.
 
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W0PZD   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
I wrote my comments and tried to send them an found that the message was non-reply only and lost my
comments.  Since I couldn't take a picture of the station in operation on Field Day I took a picture
of how it looked on FD--the only difference is the radios and my computer on their internal
batteries, the power supply switched off and the back-up battery available--it was only powering the
manual tuner's light.  In retrospect I did use 2 transmitters--the HT was used for 3 FM contacts
only.  I could have used the IC705 but was listening on .52 and heard 3 local contacts.  I guess
perhaps I should have entered as a 2E---so dock me 3 contacts.
 
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W0UI   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Copied the broadcast on 20-CW (with some QSB and a fair bit of FD-QRM).
Due to clueless FD-related QRM could barely hear, much less copy, the voice broadcasts. Very glad
for the CW version.
Broadcasts were copied on an old Collins 75a-4 receiver.
 
W1CPL   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
This was our inaugural Field Day event as an ARES unit. Our primary focus was not about points but
rather to follow the 3 'F' principle:  
- FOOD,
- FUN & 
- FELLOWSHIP.

It was a great time and we look forward to doing it again next year.
 
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When we first planned the weekend, we were going to do it out at a campsite in the forest nearby,
but then a few days before the start of the weekend, the State of AZ closed all of the forest
campsites due to the wildfires all around the state; needless to say, we were disappointed, but
then, since our club itself was going to holding THEIR Field Day Event at a different location, I
asked our Club Station's Manager, Frank (K8FB) if we could use the club's station instead, to which
he agreed (I have normal access to it anyhow) (www.w7yrc.org/club-station)

I have to give a couple of my ops some 'props':
Chris, N7HVC, did very well learning about FT8 and how it works as well and he worked some SSB
(under my call, of course as I was his C.O.) on 15 & 20m and worked through a few "mini-pileups"
with ease.  For a Technician working on his General, that's high praise.  When he started the day,
he was of the opinion that he didn't want to do digital, only phone, but now he's 'kinda liking' the
digital aspect of the hobby.

Ernie, K7IOG is a General that hadn't been on HF in quite a while; after a short, shaky start, he
was working pileups on 40m nicely.  When he left that evening (Saturday), he admitted that it was
"the most fun I've had in my life".

John, AB9JS assisted with logging and made quite a few calls himself.
 
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Please see the YouTube video I posted:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLn-eQhYmAQ&t=62s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBwtBwo59Ao

Youths are on this video with the permission of their dad KC1OYG and mom KC1OYH
 
W1MX   Contact Moderator
We were pretty happy with this field day. We've been unable to use the club station during the
pandemic, so first time operating much on HF in a while (actually the first time for a couple of our
newer members). Field day setup was also wonderfully kludgy. We just threw together what several of
us had on hand, drove out to Larz Anderson park and strung up a few dipoles near the top of the
hill. Everything was powered from a single large lead acid battery we had knocking around which
somehow lasted through the entire event. None of us wanted to stay there overnight, so we broke
things down and set up again Sunday around noon. 

Despite everything being super haphazard we actually had a delightfully low noise floor for a
location in the middle of Boston (well, technically brookline). Seems like a spot we'll be likely to
return to in future years, perhaps with a little more planning.

73, 
Daniel, KC1EPN
 
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W1WAB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
17 QSOs (only 1 Phone!) from home 1D station at WCF; as most of the day spent at Kings Point ARC.
But it was fun to operate socially as a club after the COVID restrictions of last year.
 
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Setup by the old Erie Canal near Rome, NY.  Very peaceful and quiet location.  Probably best
location yet.  Awesome way to spend an afternoon.
 
W2GSB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Field day 2021 is over is was scaled back from years past but we all had a great time 
The Great South Bay Amateur radio club's emcom trailer was once again out in public welcoming
visitors such as the Town Of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer and the Assistant Supervisor  Tony
Martinez. We also were visited by a few served agencies Town of Babylon Public Saftey and Several
fres officers and members as well. The bands were just okay but the cw and digital station did a
good job getting those contacts. Our operation was much smaller in size but with our tower trailer
and several portable antennas, we were able to demonstrate how effective we are.
 
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With 3 weeks remaining to FD Weekend, OCARC Member John Paolucci, KD2PTX volunteered to serve as FD
Committee Chair. John's efforts resulted in a very-pleasant, productive event at our traditional
Cronomer Hill Park location in the Town of Newburgh, NY. As "W2HO" license-trustee, I was extremely
happy with our site team's cooperation and on-air performance, and look forward to another good
Field Day there next year as we celebrate our Club's 50th-Anniversary!
(s/) Michael J. Shovan, WB2KHE
 
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15m never opened up for us until late morning Sunday. 40m had a S9 noise level all day Saturday, but
NICE conditions Saturday evening. Unfortunately, our 20m CW operator burned out the final in his
venerable HW8, so the 40m operator pulled double duty.

Still in all one of the best scores ever!

de WA2DTN
 
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I had a great time running a 1E digital modes Field Day station on batteries and solar power.  The
station consisted of an Icom IC-7300 running at 50 W RF power and a laptop computer running Ubuntu
Linux.  The radio was powered by two 40 Ah 12 V Valence LiFePO4 batteries supplemented with four 100
W solar panels.  The computer was powered by four 10 Ah 12 V Dakota-Lithium LiFePO4 batteries.  In
16 hours of operation, about 60 Ah was used from the Valence batteries and about 25 Ah was used from
Dakota-Lithium batteries.  The software running on the computer was CQRLOG for logging and
controlling WSJT-X running FT8 and FT4.  The antenna used is a MyAntennas.com off-center fed dipole
for 80 m to 10 m. -- David, W2LNX
 
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Radio Central ARC and the Boiled Owls of New York have had a long standing FD partnership for many
years. We operated as one club and enjoy each others company as well as each others resources and
skills.
As usual we all had a great FD..

Tom KA2D
 
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After attending virtual meetings for over a year it was great to be able to get together with our
fellow club members. Ken WB2KWC
 
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The W2XTV A. K. A.  Atlantic Region Repeater Legion  Repeater Club (ARRL) participated in Field Day
2021 which is its 8th year at the Riker Hill Art Park in Livingston, NJ site. This location is about
450' AMSL and a former Nike Missile base.

This years Field Day was dedicated to the memory of an old friend and local HAM, Glen Johnson
WB2MPK, who recently became a silent key.  

Band conditions were mixed on Saturday, but on Sunday, the bands were jumping! Even 10 & 6 meters.
Rain blew through at times but the gear stayed dry :) We had some radio/PC connectivity issues that
were worked out for Sunday that made logging easier.  

Antenna farm again consisted of: G5RV, Desmond's tri band dipole, End fed multiband antenna, &
2m/70cm wire J-pole. Some issues getting the G5RV up in the trees but no one fell or got hurt,
whew!

Participants were: Kyle KC2UBI, Matt KC2UBJ, John K2HMM,  Donnie KD2ROH, Mario WQ2F, Desmond WA2OQV,
Rich KD2WJR, and Dave WA2SVM. Thanks to John for being patient with the student participants.

NEW: Special participants were students and the advisor from the Clifton, NJ High School Robotics
team who came out both days. It was great that the students got to experience HAM radio and
hopefully will get their tickets. They plan to return at next years Field Day.
 
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FT3DR into X300 at 30' Called CQ on 146.55 and .58. I figured I would at least get the close clubs
but they never answered. Worked 1 station before giving up and going to the pool. HF antennas are
down :(
 
W3CWC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
We rotated CW operation among multiple keys, including right- and left-handed paddles. Sometimes the
unique sound of the bug or straight key was enough to stand out from other signals and complete the
contact.
 
W3DO   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
After asking for help from KC3CC - Cameron County Amateur Radio Club and getting no response, I
decided to operate portable from a location near my home.  I tried to use QRUQSP logger, but i lost
my wifi connection on Saturday and just shut it down after only a few contacts. 20 / 40 meters was
in bad shape Saturday afternoon. I spent more time waiting to make contacts, most home stations were
running a lot more power or beam antennas and the other field days stations had a hard time hearing
my puny little 50 - 100 watt signal.
6 meters opened up Sunday morning which gave hope of making a few good contacts on 6 and 10 meters. 
I actually did well on 40 meters Sunday, but I went to church first which made it hard, if not
impossible to find a place to operate.  I mostly searched and pounced.  I Id' with 1D - since I
could see my house from the site.  But then my friend W3CGE showed up and helped with logging and I
was able to make a significant number of contacts after the 2pm shut down time.
I suffered a significant amount of QRM at that time by these so called experts that thought they
knew the rules.  Since I only operated 5 hours total, I was eligible to operate till the cut off
time of 4PM EST ,,

What I don't understand is all the cheating that was going on.  All the morons with amplifiers and
beam antennas that thought that they could make a name for themselves if they operated from home
with big stations.  " Isn't the point of Field Days to operate somewhere in public and use this as
an opportunity to recruit new members into our ranks?"

I'm sorry folks, but this isn't a contest to see who can make the most contacts.
Might I suggest that they operate CQ DX or any of the other big contests if they wish to show off
their operating skills!

I worked several young ladies during this contest, but they did not have a voice which could be
heard, with SSB you need someone with a loud bass voice that can break thru the static and noise.  I
worked several people that didn't even know their exchange and even more that were just looking for
new grids on 6 meters..

Its only common sense that if its Field Days weekend that everyone would be calling CQ Field Days.. 
Sunday there were several nets on 20 and 40 meters and people trying to rag chew.  It was
frustrating to have to listen to them thinking that they were FD Operators when all they were was
CB'rs that were hanging out on a frequency.

There were a lot of Alligator stations, all mouth and no ears!  Amplifiers and G5RV antennas are not
a solution for a poor situation. They might work for day to day operations where all you want to
work is only the loudest stations, but they suck when you are trying to work them and they cannot
hear you..

Many people bought old broken radios and tried to operate and were off frequency so bad I couldn't
make out what they were trying to say.  Maybe they ought to find themselves an Elmer and get advice
before they buy someone's old crappy radios and maybe they should take them somewhere, anywhere,
even a cb radio shop to have them checked out to see if they are on frequency!
 
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Utah what happen?  We tried all day to find a station from Utah and never once were we able to work
anyone from Utah.
 
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W3MAM   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed Field Day from my home shack. Lot's of activity with good band
conditions. I started Saturday with RTTY & made 20+ QSO's before that
fizzled. I occasionally went back to RTTY during the weekend to look for
activity & in reality, to give my head a break from the headset.

Working FD in primarily SSB mode has highlighted my need for an amp. Pile ups
galore.

Onward & upward!

73 Dave W3MAM
 
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A couple more photos showing the setup. Powerwerx 160W folding solar panel feeding the battery box.
Yes it is just in a window but with the sun shinning, I was getting a little over 1.5A of current!
My cable isn't long enough to run it outside. The computer is a Raspberry Pi 400 running HamPi. I
was using it for WSJT-X and FT8. The monitor is a gaming monitor that runs on 5V from a USB cable.
The Raspberry Pi 400 also has power from a 5V USB cable. That's why the RigRunner has two USB cables
plugged into it. The Kenwood TS-590SG was USB connected to the Raspberry Pi 400 with the Blue USB
cable. Just that and a wired mouse completed it!

The battery box has a 40 Amp/hour Bioenno battery. I probably only needed a 30 A/H one, but wanted
to run the computer as well as the radio.

I didn't do a huge amount of operating, but the battery ended the second day with just over half of
it's charge left.
 
W3TB   Contact Moderator
This was to be a Class 1D QRP entry on commercial power, but reading the rules does not have such a
category -- so it is 1D Low Power.
 
W3WRC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Wow, conditions were very good on the HF bands.  No activity on 10 meters this year, but plenty of
activity on 80-15M.
 
W4AMC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
For the first Field Day after lockdown, we did alright! Greater than 70% of our members were already
vaccinated and as a group we had reached "heard immunity". Multiple new antennas were made and put
out in the field. For the first time in a long time, we had at least two radios out of the three
running all night. Great food was enjoyed by both catered and brought in by family members. Location
was at the Oakwood School in Greenville, NC where we have built a student radio station and tower
for non FD times. Check out the blog at https://w4amc.com.
 
W4AWM   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Operating Field Day from home is fun plus proximity to a real ceramic convenience is a bonus even if
it is not running on emergency power!
 
W4BFB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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W4BLT   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Field Day was great! A lot of new Ham operators got on for the first time. We had a test session and
he passed his test. Yeah!
 
W4CUE   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
We had big fun
 
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W4DWS   Contact Moderator
Thanks to a stay in the hospital due to cardiac issues, I only made 86 contacts before I ran out of
steam...Please don't tell my cardiologist.. But nothing was going to get me from missing FD 2021
 
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W4KAZ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Perfect weather for the weekend of a very part-time field day outing to Cape Lookout NC.  Operated
on full battery power with a 100ah LifePO4 battery and 200w of solar input.  Computer logging was
disrupted by sleeping laptop causing logging program to send the log to the bit bucket right at
event start 2pm Saturday. 
Plan B, use different logging program, WriteLog to the rescue.  
The antenna plan was to test out using a 40m end fed half wave.  The briar patch at the camp site
had it ending up deployed in direction that favored Europe rather than the US, but such is life. 
The driven element(with a small loading coil inserted at the base) was used with a folded
counterpoise to put the station on to 80m.  That worked well.  10m and 15m disappointed, but not
really a surprise there.
Tnx fer QSO's de w4kaz
 
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Radios Swedish QROlle home brew, IC706 and Elecraft K3s. Antennas full size dipoles abt 50ft up in
trees and a 5 element spider beam 55ft up on pneumatic mast. Power 100W solar and golf-cart
batteries (2x6V)
 
W4MLB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
After dealing with COVID-19 restrictions for 2020, PCARS Was back in full swing for Field Day 2021!

The club went all out at its 2F location. Hot dogs were cooked up for lunch, & this was the 1st
lunch at Field Day in years. Pizza was delivered for the evening meal & evening/overnight operators.
We were blessed with very little or no rain, but as always, the brutal Florida heat was present & we
made sure that there was plenty of water on ice, to keep everyone hydrated. 

Among the visitors that came to the site was Mickey Baker N4MB, ARRL Southeast Division Director, on
his way south after a long day. Mickey met with the club members that were present over pizza, &
everyone enjoyed Mickey's visit.

As far as operating goes, we encountered some technical issues, vs band conditions. Once our issues
were resolved, the teams went to town. 15 Meters especially opened up yesterday in the afternoon &
we got quite a few contacts on 15. 10 opened long enough to get just a few contacts. 

The GOTA station rocked with 211 QSOs, the Satellite Station got 26 QSOs, the 6 Meter Station got a
mere 9 QSOs. The CW & SSB did the rest!!

All in all, the group had a great time & everyone was glad to be back, working Field Day as it was
meant to be worked. 

As always, lists are generated on what we can do better or different for next year. We will be
looking at things for next year's Field Day. 

Looking forward to Field Day 2022!!

K5LD
PCARS 2021 Field Day Chairman
 
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W4S   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
This Field Day, the Calhoun County Radio Amateur Radio Association put the emphasis on operating in
a public space at the Oxford, Alabama Civic Center while regaining personal contact with old
friends, new hams, and a few of our served agencies.
 
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W4UC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
W4UC Field Day Operations this was a major success, we had over 40 Operator & guest attend with one
of the 6 County Commissioner stopping by to wish us success. We hosted a Blood Drive for the
community as well. Our operations at Ashton Bronsaham Soccer Complex had many of the soccer
Spectators stop by out of curiosity of our operations. Our information booth had many visitors
checking out what Ham Radio was all about.  We are looking forward to doing again next year. 73 DE
W4UC
 
W4WC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
There are two pages to the ajarc_2021_fd.pdf which has the message to the section arrl official and
the second page that has the 10 messages that were transmitted.

Here is a link to the club field day pictures: 
https://ajarc.org/field-day-2021/
 
W4ZTH   Contact Moderator
Just had Sunday to operate this year.  My station was 100% on battery power from home using FT-991A
with a EFHW 148 feet long wire antenna.  Power was provided by Bioenno Power 15Ah lithium iron
phosphate batteries.  Looking forward to all the scores being published.  73!   W4ZTH
 
W5BMC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
From W5BMC - Morgan City, La.   We surely had a great time making more contacts this year than last.
 However, what I need to help work on, is being able to make more contacts in the mid west to west
United States.  We seem just to be able to hit central and northeast U.S., but it could be to time
zone differences as well.  

73's to everyone...see you all next year.
 
W5ES   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Numerous activities prevented lengthy calling but club members pulled together to setup and operate
with emergency power with less than 3 hours prep time. We were visited by Red Cross Rep to confirm
operation and local ARES DEC.

Extreme heat prevented more mobile location.

73,
Paul AE5OJ
 
W5HAR   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Helena Amateur Radio Club Field Day 2021. Please see photo log below for our activities. Making
contacts around the world enjoying fellowship and a world class fish fry.
 
W5ITR   Contact Moderator
All contacts were made under natural power (solar) at Field Day camp site.
 
W5NC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Field Day 2021 at the Klien VFD Fire Training Facility.
All had fun, good company, good equipment, great food!
 
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W5SC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
It was a great event.  Most of us have not seen each other face to face in over a year.

The Mayor of the City of Shavano Park visited as we were setting up.  A reporter from Texas Public
Radio took interviews and published a story on the event.  

The new open air pavilion that the city built was fantastic and the weather was dry and cooler then
normal.

The equipment worked well and everyone stayed safe.
 
W5SLA   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
First time back to the Emergency Communications Center in a year!  Had to do a lot of prep work to
MAKE IT WORK, but that is exactly what we did.  7 3 de W5SLA 3F LA ..
 
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W5SUM   Contact Moderator
I think I made a mistake, I wanted my score to be given to K5SAR, Shreveport Amateur Radio
Association
Thanks so much

Ronnie W5SUM
 
W5TA   Contact Moderator
Anyone who thinks CW is obsolete should tune across 20 meters on Field Day. Signals every Hertz
across the band.  Challenge to find a spot to CQ.
 
W5TAF   Contact Moderator
Had a fun Field Day 2021! Experimented with a new 3 element wire beam for 40M. It worked great until
one side fell down!
 
W5THT   Contact Moderator
Age = 80 permanent generator is easier on old body than a leaky tent
 
W5YL   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Had fun using the local Fire Station at Coteau Fire Department in Houma,Louisiana. First year using
this great facility. set up by 1700UTC, murphy hit us twice by trying to get the digital to work
right and the antenna rope broke at 2100UTC but other than that, generator got some great exercise,
had a returning ham bring his home solar panel setup to operate to last bit of field day on it while
we were starting to pull down.. Overall great success
 
W5ZW   Contact Moderator
We kept paper logs at each station. The paper logs were entered in the N3FJP Field Day Contest
program after Field Day was over, so the times and dates will not match Field Day hours and dates.
Donald West, KB5PWL
 
W6BX   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Our field day team consisted of K9YC, W6JTI, W6GJB and K6EU, operating as W6BX from Wilder Ranch
State Park in Santa Cruz, California.  We operated 100% QRP CW using batteries charged by a solar
panel.  Being less than 1/2 mile from the ocean, mornings were foggy and afternoons windy.  The
operators were comfortably out of the weather in W6GJB's contest trailer, which allowed quick setup
on Friday afternoon. Antennas consisted of a foldable 2-element 20 meter beam, interlaced with a 40
meter dipole (also used on 15 meters), and an 80 meter inverted-V, all supported by at 55 feet by a
pneumatic mast.  Look for us in October for the California QSO Party, and next May, as N7N, for 7QP.
 Best 73.
 
W6CPD   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
A great time had by all that participated.  We look forward to next year.
 
W6LIE   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
I am not sure that all of our logs uploaded.  I have included them in the area to upload files shown
below
 
W6S   Contact Moderator
The San Fernando Valley Amateur Radio Club (W6SD.com) will be using the special event callsign W6S
during Field Day 2021 in celebration of the Club's 75th anniversary.
 
W6SF   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
It's great when your Pacific Division Director and your ARRL VP drop in on your Field Day Site!
Congratulations to our youngest club member Shane K5SML who's Field Day Photo earned him a Heil Pro
7 Headset from Bob Heil... Shane is looking for his next Contest...
 
W7BID   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Panhandle Idaho
 
W7C   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
This site is BLM land just north of the CO-WY border, about 9.5 miles SW of Tie Siding WY. About
8800' in elevation. Location posted to QRZ W7C page.  It was supposed to be a portable solar/battery
powered QRP effort, but cool, cloudy and rainy weather set in, allowing for only about 30 minutes
with the solar panels. So generator was used to charge the batteries for the most part. Operated a
little over 18 hours, with 3 FT8 QSO's and 247 CW QSO's.  Winlink was used in the field to notify
AARL WY SM of the activity via Radiogram.  ARRL FD bulletin was copied in the field. CQ didn't net
much, so all QSOs (except FT8) were S&P.  Radio was G90 into a Chameleon Emcomm III portable endfed
antenna. N1MM was logging software using a Winkeyer USB into an Acer mini computer. Great fun!
 
W7CGA   Contact Moderator
Last years's FD (2020) I did from four ARRL sections as 1C category I'd never operated from in the
past - NTX, OK, KS, and NE. The driving killed me. This year I operated from only two new ones - SD
and ND. I already have preliminary plans for two new ones next year. To celebrate, I spent three
days at Medora, ND going through T.Roosevelt NP and seeing Medora shows. Good vacation.
 
W7DRC   Contact Moderator
The last three years we have failed to contact a station in Maine. This year we got Maine! but we
missed Louisiana, for goodness sakes! Conditions were challenging, but we had loads of fun! Turnout
this year was phenomenal and we even gained a could converts that hopefully will be getting their
license soon!
 
W7ECG   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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W7HAV   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
I hope the dup sheet uploaded correctly along with the emergency power and public park statement. 
If any questions, please call Heather Hinckley, K7HEH at 406.399.0721.
 
W7ICS   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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W7LUX   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Experimental setup using solar panel and a 116 Farad Super Capacitor with Analog Devices buck-boost
regulator set for 13.5 volts.  Antenna was 20 meter vertical half wave dipole with an under-the-tire
mount and 43 foot MFJ fiberglass mast.  Had constant Arizona sunlight, so probably COULD have run
much more power: perhaps 25+ watts SSB with different radio.  In retrospect, a small Lithium battery
would have been more appropriate and less expensive than the Super Capacitors.
 
W7PIG   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Another amazing year and facing new challenges.  This years FD was aligned with one of the hottest
days in Western Washington history at over 100 deg.  Several personal weather station near where we
were operating recorded temps as high as 107 deg at 4 pm local time. The heat helped stay the
evening and overnight chill as it remained nice in the 70’s.

To help with the heat, fans and 2-icebox air conditioners were made to serve on the field. 

“You haven’t worked FD until you have worked the Pig!”  Most of us felt like bacon at the
finish.


W7PIG
 
W7PX   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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W7PXL   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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W7RCH   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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W7SST   Contact Moderator
Another year using Remote Radio for field day. I live in Oregon and operated 1D GA. A big thank you
to Ray, N4GYN, for use of his Remote Radio station this year. Also thank you to Pat at South Texas
Remote DX Club.
 
W7SUA   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Always fun. At family cabin using KX3 at 10 watts with end fed 40m dipole up in pine trees. Used
ropes and pulleys already up in trees so ran 1D AZ. Tried JS8 as a mode but few contacts. Finished
with SSB on 20 and 40.
 
W7TID   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Our Club, Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club, conducted ARRL Field Day 2021 at Idaho Parks Lake
Cascade Osprey Point Park Yurts. And the Parks put out a Flyer to over 500 recipients. We had 10
Visitors and numerous Park Rangers come to our location.
We had 21 participants involved with this event. We utilized our newly completed comm trailer which
had two HF positions using Icom 7300's and windows 10 computers. There were enough close by tall
pine trees to facilitate our 4 dipole antennas, 15, 20, 40 & 80 meters.
 
W7TUE   Contact Moderator
I use a wire antenna and thought I wouldn't be able to get signals 'out of my own backyard,' but I
was wrong. Working on 100 watts was far better than I had imagined.
 
W8BO   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Been a long time since I entered field day. Four old broadcast radio guys, including one broadcast
Hall of Fame member in Terry Lafferty, W8WLW. Not a lot of contacts but a whole lot of good
camaraderie!
 
W8DBC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
This was my first Field Day. As I have health issues I just stayed at home, missed the first day due
to not feeling well, but had a bit of fun Sunday trying out my new FTdx10 base station. Hopefully
next year will be better for me and I can get outdoors.

Looking forward to Winter Field Day.

73, Stephen W8DBC
 
W8DF   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society W8DF Field Day at Fort Custer Recreation Area, Augusta MI.
Three trailers housing 4 transmitters. Three military surplus portable masts topped with 10, 15 and
20 meter multiband yagis and one 10 thru 80 meter Butternut vertical on the ground. 
#ARRLFieldDay2021
 
W8DGN   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Public 4A-OH operation at Sackett Wright Park in Bellbrook, OH (EM79xp)
 
W8EDU   Contact Moderator
University facilities are still pandemic-closed to overnight activities.  The club decided to run a
lower-key Field Day at the faculty advisor's home (it helps when both advisor and advisor spouse are
active hams with a working station).  We had fourteen participants, ran an educational session on
slide rule use and a license exam session, coached many new and not-yet hams in making contacts,
built a temporary station to supplement the permanent one, and had a very good time.  Next year,
COVID-less, we will return to running a class "A" effort.  We hope!
 
W8GO   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
You can view my shared album on the web:

Field day 2021 K8IO

https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0f532ODWGC4Npk
 
W8HP   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Bad weather couldn't keep us out of the field. Our first in person event in over a year.
 
W8JJ   Contact Moderator
Operated all CW this year using the Elecraft K3, 100 Watts, 43 ft. vertical, 10-80 EFWH, 20 meter
vertical delta loop. Worked 45 states and had a max rate of 90 QSO's per hour. There was a tornado
warning and severe WX that shut me down for a couple of hours. So, I unplugged the HF rig and
grabbed the HT and joined the weather net. I can't wait to do it again next year!
 
W8NOR   Contact Moderator
Digital contacts should not be given the same points as CW. This does not encourage operators to use
CW for emergency communication which should be a priority.
 
W8OBC   Contact Moderator
The All Things Amateur Radio Association was formed in Fairfield County, OH only days before Field
Day. We formed on June 22, 2021 as a group of like-minded operators who want to have fun with all
aspects of amateur radio and take amateur radio to the next level. One of our operators, KE8HZZ, is
the trustee for the Ohio Baptist Emergency Amateur Radio Service allowed us to use the callsign
W8OBC for our Field Day operations this year as we as a club had not received our call from the FCC
yet. We had a blast as our first Field Day as a new club. Most of us have prior FD experience with
other clubs. We are looking forward to operating again next year!
 
W8QT   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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W9ATG   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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W9BS   Contact Moderator
Running 5w is going to be a challenge for any station.  But running 5w into an 80m wrap-around attic
antenna on all bands was especially challenging, even with the FT modes, which I ran exclusively. 
The 158 contacts that I made were fought for.  The batteries (2)100aH marine batteries in parallel
held up overnight just fine. They were down to about 50% capacity when the sun took over Sunday
morning and started charging them.

Unfortunately, I missed out on about the last 2.5 hours, because the Op(me) ran out of steam and had
to take a "fast" nap, which turned into 4 1/2 hours of sleep.  FD over...LOL.

It was interesting to see how well the solar/battery system worked here.  At 5w, the 200aH battery
capacity was just about right to get me through the night. The Flex 6500 is not too efficient at low
power. Last year when I tried this at 100w, I exhausted the batteries by around midnight.

Had fun, even though making QSO's was difficult at 5w on crowded bands.

73 de Gary - W9BS
1E 5w Battery/Solar in SFL
 
W9TTN   Contact Moderator
Wonderful Time!  Made Only A Few Contacts But Officially First Time Ever Activating Our Club Call Of
W9TTN.  73 Until Next Year! W9TTN Field Day Team
 
W9ZK   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
First solo field day, only operated for a cumulative 8 hours. Had a blast!
 
WA0LIF   Contact Moderator
Why is the log entry form so ridiculously complicated. Geez!! Why not just upload a Cabrillo file
like every other contest?
 
WA1ENO   Contact Moderator
Another fun FD for us. We worked every state and province except the extreme northwest, and RI!!
Hope everyone had as much fun as we did.
de Anne, WB1ARU & Tony, WA1ENO
 
WA1FKP   Contact Moderator
Youth participation. My 12 y/o granddaughter. She has been doing this with me since she was 8 y/o.
 
WA1USA   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
This was our 5th consecutive year doing Field Day. All the participants had a great time and are
looking forward to FD2022! There was a midnight toast to our Silent Key members N1JL and
WA1GCT....both are missed.

Thanks to all who worked our 2F RI station!!

73,
The WA1USA Crew
 
WA2CLP   Contact Moderator
Enjoyed operating from home with my Yaesu FT-818ND. Contacts were hard to come by with the 6 watts I
was running but managed to pull out a score of 196, thanks to 20 meter CW and the Social Media bonus
points. Ham Radio is a great hobby and National Resource. 73 Dan WA2CLP
 
WA3FAE   Contact Moderator
First Field Day that I ever had a QSO from 160M to 6M - all the bands my radio would operate on. 
Lots of stations, lots of fun.
 
WA4LM   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Enjoyed challenge of 5W only, all on solar charged batteries.  Best band was 6M !!
 
WA4NKL   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
I have worked FD for many years now but for the last two, I have worked Qrp with my Novice Heathkit
HW-8 with only 1.5 watts of power. All my contacts were made on 40meters CW. Both times have been
challenging but fun. I am looking forward to many more contests in the future.  73’s Bill
 
WA5CAV   Contact Moderator
This data is from one our our club members, Richard Lundy, WA5CAV, who was unable to come to our
remote Field Day site.  He operated from his home station using his call.

Our club operated 5A from our remote site using our club call, N5AEX.

We ask that the QSOs from WA5CAV be added to our club score which will be submitted separately from
these results.

Thank you and 73,

Timothy Dempsey  N5CM
 
WA5FRF   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
After running four transmitters on a pontoon boat as class 4C in 2000, It was time to try multiple
transmitters from a Cessna 175. Steve WA5FRF and Sandy K5DSQ, both hams and pilots took to the air
for Field Day 2021. We operated simultaneous 2m and 70cm talkies interfaced to noise cancelling
aviation headsets. While it was 102 degrees and humid on the surface, we operated Field Day for 2.5
hours from 10,500 feet at a comfy 55 degrees. Farthest contact was over 150 miles - easy when your
antenna is 2 miles high.
 
WA5JRS   Contact Moderator
We tried 100% solar power, 100 watts this year, wish there was a category for that !

I think points should be given for number of participants on the sign in sheet, like 10 each
 
WA5WRL   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
The White Rock Lake ARC partnered with a local Dallas CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) group
and the White Rock United Methodist Church to create an improvised FD operation, using equipment
provided by neighborhood hams. The can-do spirit and improvisation were really excellent: the site's
main dipole fan used masts provided by two different hams, a rope provided by a third, and a wire
antenna from a fourth.
 
WA5YHN   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
This was our group's first Field Day. We had a blast at the public park on top of Ola Mountain in
the Ouachita National Forest near Ola, Arkansas. We are looking forward to next year!
 
WA6LE   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
For the fourth time I operated Field Day from a remote dispersed campsite in the Los Padres National
Forest at 7400' in the mountains overlooking the Central Valley of California with views of the
Sierra Nevada's in the distance. But this was the first Field Day I used a club callsign of WA6LE
for the SOTA LEOs although I was the only operator as a 1B SJV. Running an Elecraft KX3 to a KXPA100
amplifier, I had 358 contacts on phone and CW, short of the 400 that I was striving for. Almost all
activity was on 20, 40, and 75/80 meters with a G5RV antenna or 20 meter endfed dipole. Six meters
did not open so only had 2 local SSB contacts and only had 3 QSOs on 2 meter FM. The weather was in
the 70's during the day but chilly at night requiring extra fleece, a knit hat, and gloves. No
campfires were allowed. The full moon gave some extra light. I tried out an Iceco refrigerator and a
Yeti 1500 watt power station for the first time although I also charged my 40 Ah batteries via
solar. I copied the W1AW message on 17 meter CW as usual. After studying up on the NTS net protocol,
I was able to send a Radiogram to my LAX SM AI6DFon an 80 meter CW net. One of the highlights was 4
minutes before Field Day ended on Sunday, HA9RE answered my "CQ FD" on 20 meter CW which was one of
the few times I had ever worked Europe during Field Day. 

73 de Scott
 
WA6URY   Contact Moderator
Operated remote from Tokyo, Japan
 
WA7FLY   Contact Moderator
This was my first Field Day as a licensed radio amateur, and even though I operated the Class D
category, it was a very exciting and special event. I can't wait to get outside next year and
operate in a group setting with others. Thanks for the event!
Cheers & 73,
Tom - WA7FLY
 
WA7PTM   Contact Moderator
It was way too hot to operate effectively as both Saturday and Sunday set all-time record high
temperatures for our city.
 
WA7RJ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
A very hot weekend in Western WA... actually a record heatwave! Glad we weren't operating on Monday
at 100+ F.  Kept in the shade mostly under trailer awning during days and had great relief during
evening hours.  

Nephew Ryan had just received his Technician call KJ7ZNX from the FCC the day before and was making
contacts contest style during FD. I think he had some fun!!

Mark WA7RJ
 
WA8KAN   Contact Moderator
Have enjoyed FD since the early 60s when I was a novice. WA8KAN
 
WA8LIV   Contact Moderator
I probably shouldn't have been 1D since my station isn't permanent even though I operated on my own
property and used commercial power.  Oh well, Field Day 2021 was a blast.
 
WA8ZNC   Contact Moderator
Had lost my Hex Beam a week and a half before FD. Had to struggle with my two wire antennas, so 15
meters was out, but that is Field Day, right. Enjoyed FD as it was my first one since 2003. Stayed
up all night, just like the old times. Really enjoyed it and looking forward toward next year.
 
WA9QXY   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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WB2FUV   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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WB2QBP   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
No matter what the score this year, it was a success just to be back out at our Field Day site once
again, and only the second time that we have not been there since our first ARRL Field Day a that
site in 1984. Our very first Field Day was in 1963, as a joint ARC GNY/NYC PAL set up in Fort
Tilden, the Rockaways (now Gateway National Park).

Because of the fine coordination of the guest list and survey by our President, Deborah Kerr/KC2GPV,
we had no issues the entire weekend with access to the US Coast Guard Station at Eaton's Neck, NY.
In fact, Howard Bernstein/WB2UZE, the founder of the LI CW Club was able to stop by and help
Dave/WA2YYL and our FD effort with his CW skills! It was also great to see former ARC ECS member
Sidney Ko/K0SID (now an official with NYC OEM) and his family stop by and lend a hand at the GOTA
station, as well as former member Dean Mortera/KC2UHM and his son Kia!

Great to have both ARRL SM Jim Meazy/W2KFV and ARRL NYC/LI SEC Russ Logar/KC2LSB stop by and visit
with us!Also great was having NYC OEM and former ARC ECS member Sidney Ko/K0SID and family visit!

For the first time, we operated digital FT8 thanks to our FD Safety Officer Dr. David
Krumholz/WA2YYL. We also were on 160 Meters - another first! Thanks to John Wilson/KD2AKX, we were
able to enjoy the ARES trailer as a more than able replacement for the now retired ARC Mobile
Command Center (MCC). And thanks to Phil Nelson/N2PN, Anthony Incorvaia and ARC Long Island, we were
also fortunate to have the use of a box truck which served not only as equipment transport but also
as a station location.

Anthony and our President, Deborah Kerr/KC2GPV did a fine job teaming up, both securing as well as
returning the truck and operating the GOTA station along with Scott Haimes/KC2TVM and John
Wilson/KD2AKX! We were very pleased to have our special served agency invitee, ARC Long Island Chair
Jean Tomas Candio come out to not only visit but also do some pretty good operating on the GOTA
station!

Phil/N2PN's lending of his crank up light tower and 6KW diesel generator was great! Thanks to his
self made bracket, we were able to mount our tri-band yagi on the top. Thanks to our student members
who helped to assemble our tri-band beam:Anthony Incorvaia, Scott Haimes/KC2TVM, Jim Kong/W2SQR and
Dean Mortera/KC2UHM.  Also thanks to Don Holness'/WA2WZT's modeling of antennae, our 160 - 10m EFHW
was a great success as well. Dave/WA2YYL's construction of new 80 & 40M dipoles were also
outstanding.

We were able to operate via taking one of our 2A stations off the air and instead power it via the
Alternate Power Source - battery - again thanks to Dave/WA2YYL!

AND - we had our first-ever Field Day Weekend birth!!Member Eddie Langer/W2FTL was unable to make it
to our site - Eddie reported he and his wife bringing into the world their son, Micha that Saturday
morning on FD weekend!

This FD was truly a great team effort! I know we will do better next year but we should be very
happy with our effort in 2021!! - Larry Lutzak/WA2CNV
 
WB5AOH   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
uploaded photos of the solar PV system are same as sent previous year, and have NOT changed.  One
new hand sketch diagram photo of the one-line diagram of the power system is new, but further
describes the system that has existed for years.

All text (.prn) files are simple ascii text with dos/style (cr/lf) line endings, converted from
unix/linux (lf) line endings native to the OS in use here.

9 photos total, sent in 3 batches.
 
WB5SPA   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Spa Amateur Radio Association (WB5SPA of Hot Springs, Arkansas) members were proud to be able to
host a visit by Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) to discuss the value of ham radio and to
demonstrate our stations in person. A big thank you to Representative Westerman for taking time out
of his schedule to come visit us on Field Day!
 
WB6AGE   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Second year as a Class C station.  Can run 70CM through 160M from the Jeep.
 
WB6CIA   Contact Moderator
Good to know just how long my batteries are good for.  I can hold out longer than a contest!
 
WB6HLS   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
My small score underlines the importance of "Antennas, Antennas, Antennas!"

But "points is points" and fellow club members pushed the club score up.

And regardless, it was a rewarding endeavor.
 
WB6HYH   Contact Moderator
I have always operated Field Day "in the field" mostly from mountain tops for over 50 years. 
Occasionally I have operated with different clubs and emergency services organizations, usually in
public places.  However, this is the first time that I have ever operated 1D from my home QTH.  I
missed Field Day last year because of “2020” and thought I would give it a try from the home QTH
this year.  I just never felt that operating from the conveniences of home was a real Field Day
operation and just would not be very much fun.  Well, after this Field Day, I have to stand
corrected.  This was actually a lot of fun.  I enjoy doing some Contesting and Special Event
stations and this Field Day was like a combination of the two.  I will be looking forward to next
year’s Field Day with a whole new attitude.  Field Day still ROCKS!!
 
WB6MMQ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
The photo is evidence of the Natural power used for all 2 Meter QSOs. 

Suggesion: It could add a lot of interest / Fun to have a QSO multiplier for each ARRL section / RAC
Provence worked.  
From the LAX section I worked three other sections on 2 meters. On 20 meter I managed some Northern
california and Washington sections, and 3 Canadian Provinces.  On 40 meters in the evening all the
way to the East coast for EPA and MDC.  If adding sections / provinces was a Goal, I would have
spent some time on 15 and 80 meters, probably even 10, since sun spots are up a bit.  This at a home
station with only an inverted 'V' with 1/4 inch connectors to quickly change bands. DGB
 
WB6VMV   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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WC4RG   Contact Moderator
This was a great Field Day with many eyeball QSOs for the first time since entering the COVID era. 
It was a GoKit based Field Day.  We are already looking forward to next year.
 
WC9AR   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
The Whitley County Amateur Radio Club had an awesome field day this year with a great turnout of
operators and guests. Our GOTA station was a big hit and was operated almost non stop for the 24
hour field day with several potential new hams in the very near future.
 
WD5BJT   Contact Moderator
Operated QRP for the first time in Field Day. It was a blast. My 
low expectations were dashed. KUDOs to those who pulled my signal 
out of the noise. The antenna was a 80-10M fan dipole up 30 feet. 
Next year will be better. 73 & Best DX, Charlie - WD5BJT/QRP
 
WD6BNY   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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WD8DSB   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Used Field Day 2021 to test out a homebrew 40 meter EFHW antenna I recently built.  Installed the
EFHW antenna 20 feet up in the trees in my wooded backyard during the first hour of Field Day. 
After making 5 contacts on 20 meters CW I decided to focus on 40 meters CW during the rest of Field
Day to see how well the antenna played.  Wound up making 625 contacts on 40 meters CW including New
Zealand, France, and Germany which was a pleasant surprise.  Total operating time was 12 hours, and
was very pleased with how well the 40 meter EFHW antenna worked.  Hope to be back out in the field
for next years Field Day.
73, Don (wd8dsb)
 
WD9HNZ   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
3 Horizontal Dipoles
(80m 40m 20m) @ 30 ft
Rigs: IC-706MKiig/Ft-891
3 Deep Cycle Marine Interstate batteries
3 Voltage/Current inductive pickups
  A. 1 for main supply
  B. 1 for IC-706 monitoring
  C. 1 for FT-891 monitoring
2 Lenovo laptops run off battery with portable car chargers
1 Raspberry Pi with 2 Temperature  sensors, 1 for each rig mounted on heat sinks
  (Mounted behind Rigs)
4 Four ft 5/8 copper ground rods 1 ft apart
Started raining Sat afternoon at about 4 pm and rained on off until 11 pm
19 Hrs of operating time with no more then 4 - 15 minute breaks (phew)
3 hrs of setup/take down time
(I quit at 8am, exhausted lol)
 
WG1V   Contact Moderator
I was stuck at home for Field Day 2021 due to chemotherapy, but I had a blast working all digital
modes regardless. This was the first contest where I worked FT4, and that mode was terrific; at one
point I was seeing QSO rates of more than 60 per hour. Despite being limited to only a few hours of
operating total, it was all great fun.
 
WG6OTA   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Gotahams WG6OTA had Four different stations. One station was a Vintage Military station making
contacts using a RTTY teletype machine. Our youth used Legos to engineer brick models and Snap
Circuits to learn electronics. It was important to cover all electrical cords with commercial covers
helping  keep the public safe.
 
WI5ND   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
This was our first Field Day as a new club and it was very memorable.  Rain and storms in the area
challenged the integrity of our temporary shelters and at one point drove us to suspend most
operating until the heavy rain passed early Sunday before daylight; except for one station that
stayed on the air from the back seat of a pickup truck (with an LIFePO4 battery on the floor and
coax cable run into the back sliding window).  In all, we had a wonderful time and came away more
prepared.  We conducted an educational activity using VOACAP to perform a propagation analysis to
give our members a better idea of what band conditions would be over the 24 hour period. We a club
meeting and took a club photo with our new shirts, and many of our new members had a chance to
experience working data modes that were new to them.  It was a challenge to operate four
transceivers on battery and solar alone, and to work with only QRP power, but with three stations
staying active on FT8, FT4, and PSK31, and the fourth on CW, we managed to make 501 QSOs. In between
rains, we even had a few guests come see us, and a reporter from the Tahlequah Daily Press and came
out and interviewed members and took pictures for a feature story that will run next week. In all,
it was all that we could have hoped for to be more ready to help others when all else fails.
 
WI7J   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Enjoyed field day at home with my wife (N7KEC).  Each of us had a station operating on emergency
power.
 
WJ7H   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
We had a bit of a heat wave hit the Pacific North West for this year's Field Day. Keeping ourselves
and equipment cool was a challenge. Even at our site elevation of 3200', temperatures climbed to
just over 100 degrees Fahrenheit with extremely high humidity. Overall, we had a good time.
 
WJ8B   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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WO7T   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
My first entry into FD, despite playing in a few past ones. Revived a 2W QRP rig, and encased it
with proper controls, in time to operate on 40M into 282 delta loop up 35'. Pleased to have worked
coast to coast while operating in hunt and pounce mode for as many sections as I could work. Thank
you all for the good reception.
 
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Set up shop this year on Grand Island, MI which is a National Park Recreational area located in Lake
Superior just outside of Munising in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. There are minimal facilities, no
vehicles or electricity just hiking trails and an awesome views of the lake.  The background noise
on 20 and 40 was literally S-Zero.  Ran QRP Battery with an EFHW Spark Plug antenna and had a great
time.  Operated primarily Saturday until sunset.  Bands were OK Saturday.  Caught about 45 minutes
of operating on Sunday with much better condx, or at least it seemed that way.  I'd go back in a
minute.  Spectacular place to have a Field Day.
 
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Had 2 ops that have never been on HF in an exercise before, that was entertaining. We had a good
time, and a few laughs along the way, but that's what Field Day is for.
 
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Operated from an RV in Southside, AL. Battery-powered, charged by commercial power. Antenna is
64-foot, inverted-L end-fed with homebrew 64:1 xfmr.
 
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All QSOs were QRP and made with 5 watts using a 20m dipole at 25'. The phone contacts were pretty
challenging... CW was a lot easier. This was my first attempt at QRP operation and each of the QSOs
were very satisfying.
 
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The Laguna Mt. WFD group enjoyed field day in person thanks to the diminishing pandemic conditions
and fully-vaccinated attendees.  This year our field day was located on a beautiful property at
5,400 ft elevation near the famous Palomar Mountain Observatory. In additional to the home brew hex
beam, the team constructed two new antennas - a 40m extended double zepp and a double delta slot. 
We also enjoyed fantastic meals cooked slow and delicious over the smoker.  Everyone was very happy
to be back in-person enjoying conversation, food, and of course, the amateur radio bands.
 
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Thanks for another fun Field Day.  Our club was happy to be able to do a hybrid event this year,
with a field station (smaller than usual), and a number of home stations operating independently,
all connected via video conferencing. Looking forward to next year!
 
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Many thanks to my team members:  W3IDT WA3AER WR3R N3FZ and NY3A!

73,

Jim  WX3B
 
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Educational activity .... I gave a brief tutorial for site visitors describing antenna types, radio
propagation, CW operation, and general ham radio requirements.
 
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I worked 2 days in The ARRL Field Day: 1st day with 3 friends operating with LifePo 12.8V 36 amp / h
battery, 60W solar panel, my 15m Delta Loop band antenna and a Yaesu FT-857 at full power. 2nd day:
1 friend elsewhere, my car battery, the same antenna and radio. Only I operated for ARRL Field Day
event