(Always the fourth full weekend in June)
This section is reserved for announcing the results of the 2013 OCARC W6ZE Field Day.
The Orange County Amateur Radio Club, OCARC, will host 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 Knotts 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.
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.
Setup of antennas is scheduled to begin at 5 PM (local time) on Thursday June 20th and will continue on Friday June 21st. 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 23rd.
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!
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
The GOTA station will be using the call W6BAC.
The OCARC will be providing food for the main meals. Our food Chairman is Kris KC6TOD. Details are pending.
2013 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 are available on the Field Day page of the ARRL website.
Here are links to past Club ARRL Field Day scores and sites: