O.C.A.R.C.'s 2018 A.R.R.L. Field Day
June 22nd, 2018 (Fri) Starting at 9:00 AM: Setup
June 23rd - 24th, 2018: Operations (Sat, Sun)

(Always the fourth full weekend in June)


Notice: The 2018 ARRL Field Day is over. The OCARC had a very successful event.

W6ZE (W6NGO) 2018 Point Summary
Mode Total Contacts Total Points
CW Contacts 1,342 5,368
Phone Contacts 2,448 4,896
Digital Contacts 138 552
SUB TOTALS 3,928 10,816
Bonus Points 1,930
TOTALS 3,928 12,746

W6ZE (W6NGO) 2018 Where We Finished
Category Description Position Out of… Percentage
By Contest Field Day Overall 19 2,902 0.7%
By Division Southwestern Div. 1 202 1st.
By Class 7A 2 20 10.0%
By Section Orange 1 52 1st.


The Orange County Amateur Radio Club, OCARC, will host their 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 Knott's 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.

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:

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.

Cell Phone Contact for Directions:

Tim Goeppinger N6GP will have his cell with him 714-875-2344


Construction of antennas and towers is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM (local time) on Friday June 22nd (while it is still cool).


Teardown will begin at the end of the 24 hour contest at 11 AM (local time) on Sunday June 24th.

Operations: (CLASS = SIX ALPHA)

The OCARC will be operating in Class “A”. The number of simultaneous transmitters we plan to be running is six, but is subject to change if necessary.

Technician class operators, this is your opportunity to work some HF bands with a relatively powerful station. 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! Be sure to bring a copy of your license.

Field Day Call:

We will be using the Club call, W6ZE, for our general operations.
The GOTA station will be using the memorial club call sign of W6NGO.

2018 Chairman:

2018 Station Captains:

Meals and Food:

Boy Scout Troop 440 will be providing meals at a fixed cost. This is a convenience to the club and a fund raiser for the Boy Scouts. Here is the meal plan:

Individual meals are $8 each, four meals for $30 dollars and all five meals $35. The meals are as follows:

Meal times are tentative. Friday meal depends on when the Troop can get setup.

The Boy Scouts will also be running a "Trading Post" where misc. snacks and beverages may be purchased during daylight hours.

Contest Rules:

2018 ARRL Field Day information, including: the FD Information Packet, Full Rules, Summary sheet, W1AW Bulletin Schedule, Logging Sheets, the FD Logo and much more is available on the Field Day page of the ARRL website in the months prior to Field Day.

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 2012 2013
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024

This page last updated on 3 June 2018
OCARC S-Mail: P.O. Box 3454, Tustin, CA 92781-3454

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