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Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC (1:00 PM CDT) Saturday and ending at 2100 UTC (4:00 PM CDT) Sunday. Field Day 2007 will be held June 23-24, 2007. The object is to work as many stations as possible on all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and in so doing to learn to operate in abnormal situations with less than optimal conditions. A premium is placed on developing skills to meet the challenges of emergency preparedness as well as to acquaint the general public with the capabilities of Amateur Radio.

Stations may work 24 consecutive hours. Set-up may not begin earlier than 1800 UTC (1:00 PM CDT) on Friday.

Exchange: Stations will exchange their Field Day operating Class and ARRL section. Example: a two-transmitter class A station in Iowa would send "2A IA" on CW or "2 Alpha Iowa" on Phone. DX stations send operating class and the term DX (i.e. 2A DX). A station may be worked only once per band. Phone, CW and Digital modes on a single band are counted as separate bands.

Scores are based on the total number of QSO points times the power multiplier plus bonus points. Phone contacts count one point each and CW and digital contacts count two points. If all contacts are made using an output power of 150 watts or less, the power multiplier is two.

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ICARC 2007 Field Day Plans: (From the ICARC meeting of March 14, 2007)

Concept of Operation:

ICARC will participate in the June 2007 Field Day at Scott's Church in the 2-station category for the purpose of having an enjoyable and educational weekend. Contest rules will be followed and contacts logged but results are a secondary consideration. We will operate on 6, 20, 40 and 80 meters.

Execution and coordination:

  1. 2 HF radios will operate phone and CW on 20, 40 and 80 meters. One HF/VHF radio will operate phone on 6 meters as a GOTA station. Jeff, KIØJP, will coordinate radio procurement.
    1. Radios will operate phone unless a CW operator asks to switch to that mode. CW operators are responsible for their own keyers and other equipment.
    2. Operator times will not be scheduled unless conflicts require it. In that case, the senior club officer present will supervise schedule management.
  2. Towers and antennas to support the above operations will be coordinated by Harvey, NØLBG. Harvey will recommend equipment to be procured and times for installation and removal.
  3. Generators will be provided by Rob, KCØTIK, and Mark, NØRXD. Rob is coordinator. The question of adequate extension cords will be addressed in the future.
  4. Site acquisition and Sunday morning breakfast are coordinated by Rich, WWØQ.
  5. Site management such as shelter, personal hygiene and comfort items will be addressed at a subsequent time. Anyone wishing to volunteer to supervise this activity should contact Jim, NOØB.
  6. The traditional Saturday evening pot luck will be discussed and decided on at a future date. Anyone who wishes to coordinate this activity should contact Jim, NOØB.
  7. All designated supervisors should be prepared to provide a brief update on your area of responsibility at each club meeting. If unable to do that, pass the information to NOØB.



Last updated March 16, 2007 by KØCF