(Always the fourth full weekend in June)
This section is reserved for announcing the results of the 2018 OCARC W6ZE Field Day:
The Orange County Amateur Radio Club, OCARC, will host their Field Day at the Walter Knott Education Center at 7300 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, CA. This year's Field Day site is at the same location we've used since 2009. The school is located immediately west of Knott's Berry Farm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Amateur radio operators are encouraged to bring their families. If you're a ham just visiting the area on business or vacation, you're welcome to join us.
The School District does not permit alcohol or tobacco to be used on the school premises. If you bring a dog assure it is on a leash; you are responsible to dispose of any waste by the dog.
Bring a copy of your ham license to FD to allow you your full license privileges.
Here are maps and a layout of the Field Day site:
Directions to the Walter Knott Education Center in Buena Park:
The location of the OCARC FD on the school grounds can be reached by entering from La Palma into the school's East driveway. See the annotated FD map. The school grounds are behind the school buildings to the south.
Tim Goeppinger N6GP will have his cell with him 714-875-2344
Construction of antennas and towers is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM (local time) on Friday June 22nd (while it is still cool).
Teardown will begin at the end of the 24 hour contest at 11 AM (local time) on Sunday June 24th.
The OCARC will be operating in Class “A”. The number of simultaneous transmitters we plan to be running is six, but is subject to change if necessary.
Technician class operators, this is your opportunity to work some HF bands with a relatively powerful station. If you are looking for inspiration to upgrade, this is your chance. Anyone can work the HF bands at a Field Day site with a properly licensed control operator present! Be sure to bring a copy of your license.
We will be using the Club call, W6ZE, for our general operations.
The GOTA station will be using the memorial club call sign of W6NGO.
Boy Scout Troop 440 will be providing meals at a fixed cost. This is a convenience to the club and a fund raiser for the Boy Scouts. Here is the meal plan:
Individual meals are $8 each, four meals for $30 dollars and all five meals $35. The meals are as follows:
Meal times are tentative. Friday meal depends on when the Troop can get setup.
The Boy Scouts will also be running a "Trading Post" where misc. snacks and beverages may be purchased during daylight hours.
2018 ARRL Field Day information, including: the FD Information Packet, Full Rules, Summary sheet, W1AW Bulletin Schedule, Logging Sheets, the FD Logo and much more is available on the Field Day page of the ARRL website in the months prior to Field Day.
Here are links to past Club ARRL Field Day scores and sites: