Field Day 2019
This year Field Day will occur on June 21st – 23rd. We will most likely be at our regular site on Monte Cristo as long as the snow in the field is melted sufficiently by then. The road is now open. I will be checking the site out on Sunday June 16th. We do have a secondary, backup location a very large park in Hooper, Utah. The address is 5580 West 4600 South, Hooper. We have a tentative reservation there should the Monte Cristo site not work out. We will post on the website and send out an email by Tuesday, June 18th.
Setup will start on Friday, June 21st at noon.
This is a great opportunity to get on the air.
About Field Day
Written by Roy D. Rasband
Before I describe more about Field Day, you must mark your calendars for the VERY IMPORTANT and FUN Field Day 2019 event which will be June 21st – 23rd.
So what in blazes is “Field Day”? Some of you are key contributors to the club’s annual field event. Other know what it is but have chosen not to participate. Others, maybe haven’t ever attended one or don’t even have a clue as to what it is really all about. Well, in short, the annual ARRL Field Day event combines emergency in the field setup of communications equipment with heavy duty contesting and a lot of FUN! The idea is to create an exercise that gets amateurs to take their grab-n-go kits, antennas, generators, rigs, camping equipment, etc. to either local or remote locations for worldwide operations. Some people do field day in their own homes or backyards, some go to local parks or EOC facilities and other head for remote areas in the mountains. This year the DCARC has chosen to go back up to Monte Cristo (see the website for direction). So what says we have to rough it? We have generator power; many bring motor homes, trailers (trawlers), tents, etc. You are on your own for food except for Saturday dinner and Sunday morning breakfast. here is the deal. We ask you bring something potluck, such as, chips, a salad, beans, a desert and a good breakfast on Sunday morning. you can’t beat that deal. It doesn’t stop there. We have my world famous popcorn on Saturday night. And talk about high tech. We have an outdoor movie, digital (DVD) projected on screen with a large sound system on both nights. And talk about high tech. We have an outdoor movie, digital (DVD) projected on screen with a large sound system on both nights. There are plenty of assignments to go around so come on get off your soft sofa and volunteer to help out. If you don’t plan on camping the entire weekend, we can still use lots of people to help on any of the days, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Type of help needed includes: transportation of equipment, setup, operating, take-down, help with meals and entertainment for kids and other non-ham adults. We look forward to your participation. This is on of the most fun summer activities that our family looks forward to each year. So lock-in your calendar for the dates of June 21st-23rd. Please contact Roy Rasband with any question or the willingness to volunteer. 801-541-0862 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you there!
73, Roy – KF7USN
Directions to Monte Cristo
From lagoon I-15 northbound, merge on to Highway 89 – North, Drive 10.3 miles, turn right onto 84, drive 4.2 miles turn off exit to Mountain Green, drive approx. 2 miles on Highway 167, turn left at Sinclair Gas station onto Trapper Loop 9.3 miles, turn right onto Highway 39 drive 1.9 miles turn right to continue on Hwy 39 towards Monte Cristo and Randoph, Drive 26.1 miles to .6 miles past Mile Marker 45. The location is on the left. Coordinates: 41.4362N – 111.5042W
2019 Field Day Schedule – June 21 – 23, 2019
|Thursday – Optional – Early arrivals – You are on your own.|
June 20th – Meals on your own.
Friday – Arrive on-site – setup camp on your own. June 21st –
-start antenna project (exclusive 15 meter V-Beam)
-setup tower with beam
-setup PSK31 station/antennas
-by evening the generator should arrive.
-Meals own your own.
-Movie Friday night.
Saturday – Breakfast/Lunch on your own.
June 22nd – 8:00 – 12:00 – Finish final preparations
-test power source
-logging computers on-line and ready
-final calibration of antennas all stations
-final coordination of operating schedules
-12:00 noon – start contesting.
-6:00 – 7:00 pm – potluck/everyone’s famous Dutch Oven
-7:00 – 8:00 pm – special projects for points (video/satelites, etc.)
-7:00 – 8:30 pm – family friendly movie on TV.
-9:00 or when dark enough outdoor movie
Sunday – 8:00 – 9:00 am – breakfast – provided by club
June 23rd – contesting continues
12:00 – cleanup – take down project
-take down tower with beam
-take down PSK31 and other stations.
-Police camp for trash, etc.
-Depart in convoy.