Arrl Field Day 2021

ARRL Field Day

 

Field Day Details

 

How to look at the central status display of the number of contacts made by LARC participants:

- go to the webpage:http://www.va3msv.ca/larc/ hint: click on a participant’s call sign for more details

 

How to set up your N3FJP logging software to communicate with the central status display atva3msv.ca/larc

- see the instructions at:http://www.va3msv.ca/larc/instructions.html

 

How to submit results to the ARRL after Field Day is over

- see the instructions in:http://nerdpit.ca/ham/submitting-results.pdf

 

When I submit results, what should I put in the “Club or Group Name” section?

- we all have to use the same entry, which should be:London ARC

 

How can I get answers to other Field Day questions?

- look athttp://nerdpit.ca/ham/FD-2021-FAQ-10.pdf 

 

- Doug Elliott / VA3DAE 

 

 

2020 ARRL Field Day is June 27-28

Field Day Is Almost Here!

 

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To see the press release sent out please go here.

 
All over North America, and London Ontario, Hams are getting excited as Field Day approaches. It will be very different this year, but just as much fun. Our efforts are well under way, but we welcome new participants - just email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and we'll fill you in on all the details.
 
Here's some information about the LARC 2020 Field Day:
 
List of participants and the planned modes and bands (although anyone can work anything)
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
Setting up for the Centralized Display of all contacts (Thanks, John VA3MSV)
 
Stay tuned for more Field day information that will be added to the FAQ document, including:
-a checklist for participants
-guidelines for setting up the N3FJP Field Day software
-guidelines for submitting your contacts to the ARRL
 
Want to do Field Day, but can't do HF?
 
You can use VHF, make some simplex contacts, and contribute to the LARC aggregate score. It's easy - just use your handheld, or the radio you use for nets, and set it up for some simplex frequencies (no repeater usage allowed). Log your contacts on paper, or use the N3FJP software for free up to 30 contacts. You can monitor the calling frequency, 146.520, say around 8 AM, or the frequency we used to do the JO net on - 146.400. Rumour has it that there will be people hanging around 146.400 around 21:00 on Saturday and 08:00 on Sunday, and you're welcome to join in. We can assist with submitting your contacts to the ARRL.
 
If this sounds like fun, send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and we'll give you more details. Hope to hear you on Field Day!

 

Field Day 2020.....not your regular Field Day

 

Temporary Rule Waivers Announced for 2020 ARRL Field Day

05/28/2020

With one month to go before 2020 ARRL Field Day, June 27 – 28, the ARRL Programs and Services Committee (PSC) has adopted two temporary rule waivers for the event:

1)      For Field Day 2020 only, Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points.

Field Day rule 4.6 defines Class D stations as “Home stations,” including stations operating from permanent or licensed station locations using commercial power. Class D stations ordinarily may only count contacts made with Class A, B, C, E, and F Field Day stations, but the temporary rule waiver for 2020 allows Class D stations to count contacts with other Class D stations for QSO credit.

2)      In addition, for 2020 only, an aggregate club score will be published, which will be the sum of all individual entries indicating a specific club (similar to the aggregate score totals used in ARRL affiliated club competitions).

Ordinarily, club names are only published in the results for Class A and Class F entries, but the temporary rule waiver for 2020 allows participants from any Class to optionally include a single club name with their submitted results following Field Day.

 

If you have questions on how to log and score for this years Fiedl Day, please see the ARRL FAQ here.

 

ARRL FD 2020

 

This year Field Day will be different.. traditionally this has been the event of the summer for the club. This summer we will not be meeting at the club station nor having the pot luck which everyone enjoys. The ARRL has outlined how the event will operate, please refer to their website and the following reference here.

There will be a special club meeting for those who will be operating this years Field Day. If you are planning on operating this Field Day please register by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Indicate, which band and which mode you would like to operate. You will be sent information on attending the meeting, which will be held on June 4, 2020 at 7:30 pm. The meeting will be a Virtual meeting using Zoom video conferencing. The meeting will be recorded and posted for those who are unable to attend or wish to refer to the details. Matt Geddes, VE3DIZ will be the organizer of the event and the main presenter for the meeting.

 

In case anyone has forgotten what Field Day of the past looked like, Dave Steels VE3UZ – VE3HVZ recently provided Mike Cook, VE3ZMC with a number of pictures from Field Day 1976. Recognize anyone or anything. Yes there are the famous A-frames, they were all the rage in the 70's. 

4x6a

 

 

 

Field Day 2019 Results

 

Total Contacts = 692


Total Points = 993

 

Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

Band CW PHONE DIG Total %
 160 0 0 6 1
80 0 145 0 145 21
40 194  84 36  314  45
20 28  82 43  153 22
15 0 74 74 11
           
Total  222  391  79  692  100 

 

Interview with Mike Cook, VE3ZMC is here

The core event organizers were 

Matt Geddes (VE3DIZ)

Mike Watts (VE3ACW)

 

 

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