Field Day


Come Join SCRA at Field Day 2019

Weekend of June 22 and June 23

Why Field Day????

Because it’s fun!!! Where else can you experience practically the full gamut of our wonderful hobby in just one weekend? You want to learn how to set up a station? Field Day’s go you covered. You want to learn how to set up antennas? Plenty of that happening at Field Day! Want to learn how to operate in an HF contest? Field Day’s just the ticket! Want to learn how to make a Satellite contact? We do that, too at Field Day! Want to  socialize with other hams and see what they’re up to? Come on down to Field Day! 

And, if you like camping, you are invited to camp out both Friday and Saturday nights! 

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Field Day Weekend, June 22 and June 23:

  • Setup – Begins Friday, June 21, 5pm until dark
  • Setup – Continues Saturday Morning, June 22, 7am until 11am
  • Operating – Begins Saturday, June 22, 11am
  • Exam Session – Saturday June 22, noon to 2pm
  • Educational Activity – Saturday, June 22, 2pm
  • Dinner – Saturday, June 22, 5pm
  • Operating Ends Sunday, June 23, 11am
  • Tear Down Sunday, June 23, 11am until ~2pm

Where:      Youth Community Park, 1725 Fulton Rd. Santa Rosa

                        (across the road from Piner High School)

Stations:

  • SSB (this station will run 24 hours)
  • Digital 
  • CW (this station will run 24 hours)
  • Satellite (see below for times)
  • 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 2019

Our application has been approved for having Field Day at Youth Community 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.

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 is tentatively “3A”, meaning that we will have three HF transmitters. There will be one station each for SSB, CW, and Digital.  

If band conditions support a second SSB station, we will be prepared to add one, which would change our classification to “4A”.

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 Satellite station. We were not able to make a satellite contacts the last couple years, but this year we hope to change that. There will be several opportunities for a satellite contact, some encouraging some not-so-encouraging, but we will try to make a contact at as many of these as possible. The local times will be as follows:

Saturday, June 22:

  • 11:03 AM
  • 11:56 AM
  • 12:08 PM
  • 1:44 PM
  • 3:05 PM
  • 4:57 PM
  • 6:36 PM
  • 7:35 PM
  • 10:31 PM

Sunday, June 23:

  • 1:35 AM
  • 1:55 AM
  • 3:30 AM
  • 9:48 AM

We will also be having an Educational Activity.  The activity will be to assemble 2m ground plane antennas, suitable for public service work. The project includes a tube in which to store and transport the antenna. The time will be 2pm on Saturday, June 22. 

We need your help!

As we have done in the past few years, we have defined many teams to help in the setup, operation, and teardown aspects of Field Day. Many of the key positions have been filled, but as you can see below, there are still many other opportunities to help. Please let me know if you are interested in any of these positions.

  • SSB Station Captain – Charlie Sikes KZ6T
  • SSB Station Operator – Multiple positions open
  • Digital Station Captain – Nick Brennan, KD7YDD
  • Digital  Operator – Multiple positions open
  • CW Station Captain – John Breckenridge, WB6FRZ
  • CW Station Operator – Multiple positions open
  • GOTA Station Captain – Dave Kraybill, KI6UGB
  • GOTA Station Operator – Multiple positions open
  • GOTA Station Control Operator  – Multiple positions open
  • Satellite Station Captain – Nick Allen, N1CKA
  • Satellite Operator – Multiple positions open
  • Dinner  Team Leader – Carol Lucic, KK6OLL
  • Safety Officer – Steve Bouchard, KK6VMZ
  • Solar Power Team Leader – Joe Fortuna, K6AWA
  • Crank-Up Mast Erection Team Leader – Aaron Marroquin, KK6ZDB
  • TH-6 Assembly/ Disassembly Team Leader – Doug Payne, KF6LMB
  • Tilt-Up Mast Erection Team Leader – Brian Torr, N6IIY
  • Zero-Five Antenna Team Leader, Joe Fortuna, K6AWA
  • Dipole Erection Team Leader – Warren Pierce, W6WRP and Joe Fortuna, K6AWA
  • Antenna Launcher Team Leader – Charlie, KZ6T & John, WB6FRZ
  • Educational Activity Team Leader – John Breckenridge, WB6FRZ
  • Station Setup/Teardown Team Leader – Position Open
  • Band Coordinator – Position Open
  • Tour Guides/Public Information Team Leader – Darryl Paule, KI6MSP
  • VE Exam Session – Brian Torr, N6IIY

If you are interested in volunteering in any way, please e-mail me. I hope to have the on-line volunteer setup on the SCRA web page by early May. 

For More Information:

Brian Torr, N6IIY

Field Day Chairman

Tel: (707) 575-5871 (home)

(707) 953-0377 (mobile)

n6iiy@arrl.net

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