ARRL Field Day

2017 ARRL Field Day  Rules

Field Day

June 24 – 25, 2017

Start: 1800 UTC Saturday

End 2100 UTC Sunday

Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 24, 2017 Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service

June 24th, 2017 – 1 PM – 8 PM

Members of the DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club  will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 24th, 2017 1 PM – 8 PM at Jim Cummings State Roadside Park, 2675 McMinnville Highway, Woodbury, TN 37190.

Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. For over 100 years, Amateur Radio — sometimes called ham radio — has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet. Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. Over 35,000 people from thousands of locations participated in Field Day in 2015. “It’s easy for anyone to pick up a computer or smartphone, connect to the Internet and communicate, with no knowledge of how the devices function or connect to each other,” said Sean Kutzko of the American Radio Relay League, the national association for Amateur Radio. “But if there’s an interruption of service or you’re out of range of a cell tower, you have no way to communicate. Ham radio functions completely independent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets or smartphones, and can be set up almost anywhere in minutes. That’s the beauty of Amateur Radio during a communications outage.” “Hams can literally throw a wire in a tree for an antenna, connect it to a battery-powered transmitter and communicate halfway around the world,” Kutzko added. “Hams do this by using a layer of Earth’s atmosphere as a sort of mirror for radio waves. In today’s electronic do-it-yourself (DIY) environment, ham radio remains one of the best ways for people to learn about electronics, physics, meteorology, and numerous other scientific disciplines, and is a huge asset to any community during disasters if the standard communication infrastructure goes down.” Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator.

There are over 725,000 licensed hams in the United States, as young as 5 and as old as 100. And with clubs such as the DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club, it’s easy for anybody to get involved right here in DeKalb and Cannon Counties. For more information about Field Day, call 615-597-9563 or visit www.dccarc.org or http://www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio.

Always the fourth full weekend in June

For information contact:

Field Day Information

ARRL

225 Main St.

Newington, CT 06111

fdinfo@arrl.org

(860) 594-0232

2014 DCCARC FIELD DAY EVENT – June 28th, 2014

AB4ZB – 7A TN

 

FD 2-2014

Field Day 2014 Headquarters – Cannon County Rescue Squad donated their portable trailer for Field Day 2014

 

FD 1-2014

Ramon – N2YCX assembles and reassembles and reassembles his Hygain 640 vertical antenna with help from his daughter, Crystal.

FD 3-2014

A new and up coming ham Crystal contributed her time and effort on field day. Crystal helped Ramon put up his Hygain 640 and never strayed off.   She watched the station for traffic while taking notes. Crystal also helped with the clean up and take down of our station. The future of our youth and tomorrow’s Ham operator.

GROUP POWWOWGroup Pow-Wow before operations commence.

 

N4LZY-FD2014

N4LZY – CW Operator Extrodinaire!

 

N4WJT

N4WJT – Billy Hooper – #2 of the CW Duo!

 

KD4WFEKD4WFE – THE FAMOUS Clarence Gilley – At Work!

 

I KNOW CLARENCEThe Sticker says it all!

 

DEKALB DROPKITDeKalb County Drop-kit in operation with W3HKG – Bob Mitchell, KK4RPI – Paul Studer, N4LZY -Jerry Elkins, KC4GUG – Freddy Curtis, and KV4VV – Jeff Kemper

KC4GUGKC4GUG – Freddy Curtis making contacts on 15 meters with the DeKalb County Drop-kit.

Cannon Antenna Assembly

Assembly of the Cannon County Drop-kit antenna by N4WJT – Billy Hooper and KK4VV – Jeff Kemper with crucial supervision of KD4WFE – Clarence Gilley

 

IKT-HKGKG4IKT – Jeff Estal and W3HKG – Bob Mitchell inside the Cannon County Rescue Squad trailer making Digital contacts.

CHEF RONChef Ron Hamby – KF4GNV cooking the famous tenderloin!

 

CHEF RON 2Chef KF4QNV prepares the delicious couisine!

 

KI4UJO - KF4GNVKI4UJO – Jonathan Martin awaits the food from Chef Ron – KF4GNV.

 

N2YCX-KK4ZNU-CRYSTALKK4ZNU – Roger Leonard traveled all the way from Lewisburg, TN to help Ramon – N2YCX assemble his vertical HF antenna with daughter Crystal’s supervision.

 

WA4DBYWA4DBY – Eddie Martin making contacts on the Cannon County Drop-kit inside the Cannon County Rescue Squad trailer.

Ladder Tribander

The most “unique” antenna of FD2014 was the “Martin Ladder Support Tribander” for the PSK31 operation of KI4UJO – Jonathan Martin and WA4DBY – Eddie Martin.

KC5PSDKC5PSD – Keith Herbert in deep thought about Field Day 2014!

 KK4OEY - KC4GUG

 KK4OEY – Mark Stewart chats with KC4GUG – Freddy Curtis about Field Day 2014.

 DeKalb Dropkit 2

DeKalb County Drop-kit operation position and antennas.

 

 

2012 DCCARC FIELD DAY EVENT

 

AB4ZB / 4A – TN

The Dekalb / Cannon County Amateur Radio Club held it’s first annual 2012  Field day operations at the Jim Cummings State Park in Woodbury , Tn  during the 2012 ARRL Field Day Event. We accumulated 255 contacts throughout the event with 4 transmitters working morse code, voice or phone communications and digitial modes of operations.

Operators;

N4LZY / Jerry Elkins  cw station

KG4IKT / Jeff Estal digital station

KD4WFE / Clarance Giley ssb station

W4ODB / David Brown ssb station

Radio gear used :

Ten Tec Argonaut 20 watt battery powered cw station

Yaesu Ft 450AT- HF station 100 watt output

Yaesu Ft 950 – HF Station 100 watt output

Kenwood 570 HF / Digital station

Kenwood 241 – VHF simplex station 50 watt output ( free station)

Antennas used

homebrew 40 meter NVIS dipole

homebrew dipole for digital station

homebrew 20 meter rotatable dipole

homebrew 2 meter slim jim

homebrew 15 meter vertical antenna

80/ 40/ 20 m hustler resonators triband vertical

operation hours 1800 utc 6/23/2012 to 1800 utc 6/24/2012

  View of Field Day Excerise held in Woodbury Tn.

 N4LZY , the cw guru , calmly  sitting in the shade hammering away at  those beautiful dits and da’s…….

KG4IKT – the digital station staying nice and cool with his table top fan

 KD4WFE – working a 40 meter phone contact.

 

 Station #3 unattended at the moment.

 portable hamshack on wheels

Our field day results: 255 total contacts

Band/Mode QSO Breakdown:

 

CW

Digital

Phone

 

QSOs

Pwr(W)

QSOs

Pwr(W)

QSOs

Pwr(W)

160m

 

 

 

 

 

 

80m

 

 

 

 

 

 

40m

76

20

1

100

72

100

20m

 

 

 

 

36

100

15m

4

20

2

100

61

100

10m

 

 

 

 

1

100

6m

 

 

 

 

 

 

2m

 

 

 

 

2

50

1.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satellite

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOTA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

80

 

3

 

172

 

255 total contacts

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