O.C.A.R.C.'s 2012 A.R.R.L. Field Day
June 22nd - 24th, 2012

(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:

Driving Instructions:

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:

  1. 40/15 meter SSB (with a touch of CW thrown in)
  2. 20 meter CW
  3. 20 meter SSB
  4. 10/80 meter SSB (with a touch of CW thrown in)
  6. GOTA (Get On The Air)

Field Day Call:

We will be using the Club call, W6ZE, for our general operations.
The GOTA station will be using the call W6BAC.

Band Captains and Teams:

Meals and Food:

The OCARC will be providing food for the main meals. Meal plans are shown below

Contest Rules:

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.

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
2008 2009 2010 2011

This page last updated on 06 June 2012
OCARC S-Mail: P.O. Box 3454, Tustin, CA 92781-3454