Notice: Field Day is over. OCARC finished third in the 9A class and also finished in the top twenty overall with 11,316 points.

O.C.A.R.C.'s 2008 A.R.R.L. Field Day
June 28th - 29th, 2008

(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:

Driving Instructions:

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.


Setup is scheduled to begin at noon on Friday June 27th. If you plan on arriving earlier than that, please contact our Field Day Chairman for instructions.


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:

  1. 80/15 meter CW
  2. 75/15 meter SSB - YL station
  3. 40 meter CW
  4. 40 meter SSB
  5. 20 meter CW
  6. 20 meter SSB
  7. 10 meter SSB
  8. 6 meter SSB/FM
  9. 2 meter SSB/FM

Free Stations:

  1. VHF: SSB/440 FM/222 MHz/1296 MHz/10 GHz
    (operating one at a time.)
  2. GOTA, Satellite, etc.

Field Day Call:

We will be using the Club call, W6ZE, for our general operations.
The GOTA station will be using N1AB for its operations.

Band Captains and Teams:

is once again the Club's Field Day Chairman.
is 80 meter CW station captain.
is captain for the YL station - 75 meter & 15 meter phone.
is captain for 40 meter CW station and 6 meter phone station.
is 40 meter phone station captain.
is 20 meter CW station captain.
is 20 meter phone station captain.
is 10 meter phone station captain.
is VHF/UHF band phone station captain.
is the captain of the Club's GOTA station.

Meals and Food:

The club will provide the following meals (Menu to be posted shortly):

Contest Rules:

The 2008 ARRL Field Day Rules are available in html and pdf format. Field Day log sheets and check sheets are also available here.

Club Field Day History:

Here are links to past Club ARRL Field Day scores and sites:

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

This page last updated on 6 July 2008
OCARC S-Mail: P.O. Box 3454, Tustin, CA 92781-3454