(Always the fourth full weekend in June)
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 as the previous three years. 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.
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:
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.
Teardown will begin at the end of the 24 hour contest at 11 AM on Sunday June 24th. We hope to have teardown completed and the area swept and vacated by 2 PM.
OCARC will either use operating class 4A or 5A for 2012.
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!
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. Meal plans are shown below
2012 ARRL Field Day information, including: the FD Information Packet, Full Rules, Summary sheet, W1AW Bulletin Schedule, Logging Sheets, 2012 FD Logo and much more are available on the Field Day page of the newly updated ARRL website.
Here are links to past Club ARRL Field Day scores and sites: