(Always the fourth full weekend in June)
This section is reserved for announcing the results of the 2014 OCARC W6ZE Field Day:
Tentatively the OCARC is expected to hold their 2014 Field Day exercise at the Walter Knott Educational Center. 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.
Please 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.
The simplex frequency of 446.520 MHz (FM) will be monitored for people needing directions to the location or needing info.
Setup of antennas is scheduled to begin at 5 PM (local time) on Thursday June 26th and will continue on Friday June 27th. The tower set-up efforts will start on Friday morning between 8 and 9 AM (while it is still cool).
Teardown will begin at the end of the 24 hour contest at 11 AM (local time) on Sunday June 29th.
The OCARC will be operating in Class “A”. The number of simultaneous transmitters we will be running has not been determined at this time.
Technician class operators, this is your opportunity to work some HF now that the bands have finally opened up. 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!
Tentatively there will also be VE testing at the site for anyone wanting to upgrade their license.
Stations currently planned:
We will be using the Club call, W6ZE, for our general
Tentatively the GOTA station will be using the call W6BAC.
Tentatively The OCARC will be providing meals for those who are working Field Day. Our food Chairman is TBD.
We are planning to have a VE testing session at the site during Field Day. Details will be publised here when plans are finalized.
2014 ARRL Field Day information, including: the FD Information Packet, Full Rules, Summary sheet, W1AW Bulletin Schedule, Logging Sheets, the 2013 FD Logo and much more will be 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: