OCARC 2002 Field Day Information

Field Day Location: The Orange County Amateur Radio Club will be holding their Year 2002 Field Day at Portola Park in north-east Santa Ana. The park is located on Santa Clara Ave (running east-west) between Grand Ave (aka Glessell Ave) and Tustin Ave. Easiest routes are to either:

(1) take Tustin Ave exit south from FWY 22 to Santa Clara, then go west.....or

(2) take 17th Street exit west from FWY 55 and then go north on Tustin Ave at the first Red Light and then turn Left at the red-light at Santa Clara

Click here to see a map of The 2002 FD Site


Club Call: We will be operating under the club call W6ZE.

Date: The A.R.R.L. Field Day is always held on the 4th full weekend in June.  This year's dates are Saturday June 22th and Sunday June 23th.

Time: Setup will begin Saturday morning at 7:30 AM. Operations will begin at 11:00 AM local time (1800 hours GMT) on Saturday and continue till 11:00 AM local time Sunday.

Team Captain:   The rules have changed a bit for this year.  We will be operating Class 4A with four simultaneous stations on the air (plus VHF/UHF) for the 24 hour period.  We need all the help we can get, even if you can come for only a few hours.

Contact these team leaders for more details.  They all need more operators, so give them a call.                           

10M/80M - Larry Beilin - K6VDP  is the team captain for the 10meter/80meter station.  This team will operate 10M while open and 75M/80M at night.  This location will also set up a vhf station in the 10M/80M shelter.

15M - Ken Konechy - W6HHC is the team captain for 15 meters.   This station will remain on while the band is open.

20M - Phil Andersen - N7PA / Frank Smith - WA6VKZ are the co-captains for 20 meters.  They will need operators to help them stay on the air for the 24 hour period.

40M - Chris Winter - W6KFW is the team captain for 40 meters. We need a shelter (tent or motorhome/camper) for the 40 meter station.  Larry, KR6LO will be there to operate CW and SSB.

BONUS STATION - The team captains for the bonus station will be Tom Thomas - WA6PFA and Bud Barkhurst - WA6VPP.  We can get lots of bonus points as listed below.

Points:   Other points-we get 100 points for emergency power, 100 points for each H.F. station (400), 100 points for being in a public place, 100 points for a published
newspaper article, and up to 200 points for message copy/sending.

Phone contacts count 1 point each and CW/digital contacts count 2 points
each.  I challenge each station to make a few CW contacts.  We will be using
laptops for logging, or log sheets for manual logging. 

Food:   The OCARC will provide meals to all for Saturday Dinner and Sunday Breakfast.  Traditionally, the Team Captains have provided for Saturday Lunch.

Visitors are welcome and encouraged.

Be sure to come out and join the fun.....de Larry Beilin - K6VDP - OCARC FD Chairman

The Club's Field Day History: View the Field Day scores of W6ZE by band and mode in years past. Locate previous sites where W6ZE operated during the yearly A.R.R.L. event.

Previous Field Day Scores

Previous Field Day Locations


Photo Albums: View photos of recent Orange County Amateur Radio Club Field Day events:



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This page last updated on 18 June 2002
OCARC S-Mail: P.O. Box 3454 Tustin, CA 92781
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