Field Day

Come Joing SCRA at Field Day 2017

June 23, 24, 25

Youth Community Park, 1725 Fulton Rd, Santa Rosa

(across the road from Piner High School)

Key Dates:

Planning Meeting #3: Saturday, May 20, 10am to 11:30am, Youth Community Park

TH-6 & Crank-Up Mast Training Session: June 10, 9am to noon, QTH of Doug Payne, KF6LMB

Field Day Setup Begins: Friday, June 23, 5pm, Youth Community Park

Field Day Operations Begin: Saturday, June 24,  11:00am, Youth Community Park

Field Day Operations End: Sunday, June 25, 11:00am, Youth Community Park

Field Day Teardown: Sunday, June 25, 11:00am to 2:30pm, Youth Community Park

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Stations:

  • SSB #1 (this station will run 24 hours)
  • Digital 
  • CW (this station will run 24 hours)
  • VHF/UHF/Satellite
  • GOTA (Get On The Air) (this station will run close to 24 hours)

Bands: 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, Satellite

Classification and Exchange: 3A San Francisco or 3A SF 

Callsigns

  • K6SON for SSB, CW, Digital, VHF/UHF/Satellite
  • W6SON for GOTA

 SCRA Field Day 2017

We will again be having Field Day at the Youth Community Park (aka “the skateboard park”), 1725 Fulton Rd, in Santa Rosa (across the street from Piner High School). As hams, it has been said that the world is our playground, so what better place to have Field Day than in a public park. Field Day is one of our best opportunities to demonstrate amateur radio to the public.

Our next Field Day Planning meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the Field Day site, 

There will also be a special get together focused on practicing how to assemble our venerable TH-6 and erecting it on the crank-up tower. 

Our classification will “3A”, meaning that we will have three HF transmitters. One of these will be on SSB, one on CW. and one on Digital. 

We will also have a Get-On-The-Air, or GOTA, station. I encourage all of our recently-licensed hams and even those old-timers that have not had an opportunity to get on the HF bands in the last year to give the GOTA station a try. It will be operating on SSB. We will need control operators (General or higher) to allow the unlicensed and under-licensed hams the ability to work HF. We get extra points if there is always a mentor at the GOTA station.

We will also have a VHF/UHF/Satellite station. We were not able to make a satellite contacts the last couple years, but this year we hope to change that.

We will also be having an Educational Activity which will teach participants how to make several measurements using a common multimeter. The time will be 2pm on Saturday, June 26.  If you are interested in participating in the Educational Activity, either as a “student” or a teacher, please let me know.

Setup / Teardown Teams and Station Captains:

With one exception, leaders of all the setup/teardown teams have been assigned and all stations have captains assigned. The one exception is Dipole Antenna Erection Team Leader. We would like to see a relatively new member take this one one. It will be a great learning experience!

So, if you interested in leading the Dipole Antenna Erection Team, please let me know! My contact information is below. 

For More Information:

Brian Torr, N6IIY

Field Day Chairman

Tel: (707) 575-5871

n6iiy@arrl.net