(Always the fourth full weekend in June)
The Orange County Amateur Radio Club, OCARC, will once again host Field Day at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, CA. Everyone is welcome to attend. Amateur radio operators are encourage to bring their families. If you're a ham just visiting the area on business or vacation, you're welcome to join us.
Please bring a copy of your ham license to FD to allow you your full license privileges.
Here are two maps of the Field Day site:
The main gate to the base may be reached by:
Tell the guard at the gate that you are visiting the amateur radio Field Day event at the EOC. Have your driver's license or a picture ID ready to show to the guard.
The location of the OCARC FD on the base can be reached by continuing south on the gate road and turning left (east) at the second opportunity (first road). As you head east, you can see the California Office of Emergency Services EOC building (with the large microwave tower) as the first building on the south side of the road. Field Day operations will be held in the field north of the EOC building.
OCARC is currently scheduled to operate in the 9A class, meaning there will be 9 transmitters running full time on emergency power. We will also have one VHF/UHF and a GOTA (Get On The Air) station that are not included in the nine. The GOTA station is for new amateur operators who have not worked in the HF bands and for visitors who do not currently have an amateur radio license. Any operator that makes 50 GOTA contacts over Field Day earns the club bonus points!
Technician class operators, this is your opportunity to get HF in your blood :) 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 control operator present!
Stations making up our 9A class:
We will be using the Club call, W6ZE, for our general
The GOTA station will be using N1AB for its operations.
The club will provide the following meals (Menu to be posted shortly):
The 2008 ARRL Field Day Rules are available in html and pdf format. Field Day log sheets and check sheets are also available here.
Here are links to past Club ARRL Field Day scores and sites: