ICARC Field Day
Field Day Rules Synopsis (2007)
Field Day Links
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)
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.
- 100 points per transmitter if all transmitting equipment operates on emergency power.
- 100 points for attempting to obtain publicity from the local media.
- 100 points for locating the Field Day operation in a public place (shopping center,
park, school campus, etc).
- 100 points for a Public Information Table at the Field Day site.
- 100 points for origination of a formal Field Day message to the ARRL Section Manager or
Section Emergency Coordinator.
- 10 points for each formal NTS style originated, relayed or received and delivered during
the Field Day period, up to a maximum of 100 points (ten messages).
- 100 points for completing at least one QSO via satellite.
- 100 points for making a minimum of five QSOs using an "alternate" energy source, such as
solar, wind, methane or water, including batteries charged by natural means.
- 100 points for copying the special Field Day bulletin from W1AW.
- Up to 300 points (100 points for each mode) for setting up a demonstration of a
non-traditional mode, such as APRS, ATV, and SSTV.
- 100 points if your Field Day site is visited by an elected government official as the
result of an invitation issued by your group.
- 100 points if your Field Day site is visited by a representative of an agency served by
ARES in your community (Red Cross, Salvation Army, local Emergency Management, law enforcement, etc)
as the result of an invitation issued by your group.
- 100 points if your GOTA (Get On The Air) station completes a minimum of 100 QSOs
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Operator times will not be scheduled unless conflicts require it. In that case, the senior club
officer present will supervise schedule management.
- 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.
- 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.
- Site acquisition and Sunday morning breakfast are coordinated by Rich, WWØQ.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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