Field Day


Come Join SCRA at Field Day 2024

June 21, 22, 23

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 test 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 

Field Day is a wonderful opportunity to experience many facets of amateur radio. From setting up a station and antennas to operating a contest, logging contacts, along with plenty of time to socialize. 

We will 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)
  • Satellite

Event Dates and Times: 

  • Friday, June 21, beginning at 3pm – Goal is to setup as much as we can before sundown
  • Saturday, June 22, 8am to 11am – Complete setup
  • Saturday, June 22, 11am – Operating period begins
  • Saturday, June 22, early afternoon – Educational Activity
  • Saturday, June 22, ~ 6pm – Dinner
  •  Sunday, June 23, 11am – Operating period ends, Teardown begins
  • Sunday, June 23, 2pm – Finish Teardown, Leave Park

Field Day Planning Meetings: 

  •  Field Day Planning Meeting will be On-Site Sat the 25th at 0900 @ Doyle Community Park, 700 Doyle Park Dr, Santa Rosa

Wanted: Volunteers – 

The Public Service Sign-Up Pages for Field Day 2024 are now active (except for Field Day Dinner; that is coming soon):

All but one of our leadership positions have been filled. Refer to the list below.  

SSB Station Captain - Nick, KV6KLG and Jack K6ROW
CW Station Captain - Cornell W6HMN, Bradley KC6EOA
Digital Station Captain - Rick, WW6RC
VHF/ Satellite - Bob, KM6GYV / Curt WA6TIP
GOTA Station Captain - Dave, KI6UGB / Nicholas K6NMB
Food - Carolita, KN6WZU
PIO (Information Booth) - Darryl, KI6MSP
Safety - Nick, KV6KLG and Darryl, KI6MSP
Solar Power - Nick, KV6KLG
TH6 Assembly - Brad, KC6EOA and Doug, KF6LMB
Zero-5 Assembly / Erection -
Antenna Coordinator - June, K5AN
Tower/Mast Erection - Fred, AE6SF
Antenna Launcher - John WB6FRZ
Dipole Erection - John WB6FRZ
Computer Networking - Fred, AE6SF
Social Media - Dave, KI6UGB
Volunteer Coordinator - Darryl, KI6MSP
Band Coordinator - June, K5AN
Education Activity - John WB6FRZ, Darryl KI6MSP
Station Setup / Teardown Supervisor - Open
W1AW ARRL Message Reception - John, WB6FRZ
Towing Breadbox to/from Site - Bradley KC6EOA

Educational Activity – Saturday, June 22, Time: 2 pm to 4 pm

There will be an Educational Activity this year:

It will be the paperclip CW iambic keyer paddle.  We plan to have 10 kits available to put together, so that’s the limit for the number of students, but it should be enough.  Each paddle will feature a 36-inch cable with a 3.5mm stereo connector. I will bring a battery-powered keyer for each key to be plugged into. The activity will consist of participants bending the paper clips and screwing them down onto a small block of wood, making the connection to the keyer, and sending their names in code.
There may be a small charge to the club for material costs….

If you are interested in either of these, please sign up at Field Day –  Saturday, June 24 (look at the bottom of the page)

Dinner – Saturday, June 22, 6 pm

There will be a separate sign-up page for Field Day Dinner. Check back for more details.

  • For More Information or an Invitation to future On-Line Field Day Planning Meetings, please contact me:

Nicholas Barber, K6NMB
Field Day Chairman


(707) 849-2409 (mobile)
K6NMB@SONIC.NET