Come Join SCRA at Field Day 2022
Saturday June 25
Why Field Day???
ARRL Field Day (FD) started back in the 1930s as a test of amateur radio operator’s ability to work “in the field” under emergency-like conditions. FD has become one of the most popular events in ham radio and has grown beyond a mere teste of our EmComm capabilities.
If you are new to Field Day and want to learn more, please visit the ARRL’s Field Day website: www.arrl.org/field-day
After two years of doing a “distributed” Field Day in 2020 and 2021, we will be able to return to a traditional Field Day for 2022. One major difference, however will be the location. Since 2008, we held Field Day at Youth Community Park (YCM, aka “Skateboard Park”).
But for Field Day 2022, we will be at Finley Park, near the intersection of West College Ave and Stony Point Rd. This is a wonderful location to engage with the public which is one key attribute of Field Day.
Due to staffing and security issues, our Field Day event this year will be confined to just Saturday, June 25. Ordinarily, we would begin setup on Friday afternoon, but this year we will begin setup at 7am on Saturday. The goal is to have all stations operational by the start of the operating period at 11am. We will continue operating until about 8pm, at which time we will begin tearing everything down. We should be packed up and ready to leave shortly after sunset.
IOur goal is to have a total of five stations:
- SSB (Voice)
- CW (Morse code)
- Digital (i.e PSK-31)
- Get-On-The-Air (GOTA) (for under-licensed and unlicensed operators)
Field Day Planning Meeting:
- On-site meeting: Saturday, June 11, 10am, Finley Park, just north of the gazebos. Enter off of Stony Point Rd.
Wanted: Volunteers –
The Public Service Sign-Up Page currently has two pages where you can sign-up to volunteer, one for Friday, June 24 and one for Saturday, June 25. Since we will not be doing setup on Friday, most of the Friday tasks will be moved to Saturday morning. Please look over the list and sign-up for those areas that interest you.
We also have several leadership positions open Please look at the list below and see if there is one (or more) that you would be willing to accept.
SSB Station Captain - Mark, W6GOL
CW Station Captain - John, WB6FRZ
Digital Station Captain - Rick, WW6RC
VHF/UHF/Satellite - Bob, KM6GYV
GOTA Station Captain - Dave, KI6UGB and/or Cornell, W6HMN
Food - Iola, KK6HRE
PIO (Information Booth) - Darryl, KI6MSP
Safety - Darryl, KI6MSP
Solar Power - Open
TH6 Assembly - Skip for FD2022
Zero-5 Assembly / Erection - Skip for FD2022
Antenna Coordinator - Brian, N6IIY
Tower Erection - Skip for 2022
Mast Erection - Brian, N6IIY
Antenna Launcher - Brian, N6IIY
Dipole Erection - Open
Computer Networking - Skip for FD2022
Social Media - Dave, KI6UGB
Volunteer Coordinator - Open
Band Coordinator - Open
Education Activity - John, WB6FRZ
Station Setup / Teardown Supervisor - Open
W1AW ARRL Message Reception - Open
Message to SM - Open
Towing Breadbox to/from Site - Mark, W6GOL
Educational Activity – Saturday, June 25, 2pm to 4pm
The educational activity is an opportunity to provide some “continuing education” to existing hams and even engage with non-hams, making them more than just an observer. This year we will be practicing how to use an antenna tuner and how to “prune” a VHF or UHF antenna to resonance within the ham bands. John Breckenridge, WB6FRZ, will be leading this event.
Dinner – Saturday, June 25, 6pm
Iola, KK6HRE is planning the dinner for Saturday early evening. There will be a separate sign-up page for those wanting to attend the dinner. We will be asking for a donation of $10 per person.
- For More Information or an Invitation to future On-Line or On-Site Field Day Planning Meetings, please contact me:
Brian Torr, N6IIY
Field Day Chairman
Tel: (707) 575-5871 (home)
(707) 953-0377 (mobile)