Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club
Field Day for 2019 is June 22 - 23 !!

2019 ARRL Field Day Logo

To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.

Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. Field Day 2019 is June 22-23

Any Amateur Radio band except 12, 17, 30 and 60 Meters.

Log Submission Deadline:
Entries must be postmarked, emailed or submitted by Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Late entries cannot be accepted.
To view logs received see FIELD DAY SUBMISSIONS at the bottom of page at http://www.arrl.org/logs-received

Terms of Entry:
– Entrants agree to be bound by the provisions and intent of ARRL contest rules.
– Entrants agree to be bound by the regulations of their national licensing authority.
– Entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the ARRL Awards Committee.
– All entries become the property of the ARRL.

Contact Information:
For general Field Day information contact ARRL: fdinfo@arrl.org or (860) 594-0232.
For specific CMARC Field Day information contact CMARC Field Day Chairs: fieldday@centralmiarc.com
CMARC Field Day Press Release

Field Day is not a contest; no certificates are awarded.

CMARC Field Day location is the back end of Rayner Park, 738 E. Ash, Mason, Mi. Rayner Park is located next to the Ingham County Fairgrounds, right across from Dairy Hill. Drive into the park, past the playground, pavillion, and volleyball field, and turn right on the gravel road leading to the back of the park. map

Schedule of Events:
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Antenna Setup (some stations) — approx 5:30 p.m. at Rayner Park

Friday, June 21, 2019
Station Setup (some stations) — Anytime after 3:00 p.m., depending on Station Chair.
Equipment pickup at CMARC — 5:00 p.m.
Limited Setup (Depending on WX) at Rayner Park — 6:00 p.m. (after trailer is loaded at CMARC)
Park Gates Close — At dusk

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Site Setup at Rayner park — 8:00 a.m.
Lunch — 12:30 p.m.
VE Testing Session (confirmed) — 1:00 p.m.
Contest Operating Begins — 2:00 p.m.
Fox Hunt Demo (Radio Direction Finding) — 3:00 p.m.
Main Meal / Picnic — 6:00 p.m.
Evening Snack — 9:00 p.m. ish

Sunday, June 23, 2019
Breakfast — 8:00 a.m.
Lunch — 12:30 p.m.
Contest Operating Ends — 2:00 p.m.
Food area cleanup and packing begins — 2:05 p.m.
Teardown, load tables–chairs–canopies — 2:06 p.m.
Unload tables–chairs–canopies at CMARC — 4:30 p.m.

CMARC Field Day Schedule of Events

Field Day Talk in Frequency:
145.390 MHz (100Hz CTCSS)

Field Day On Site Talk Around Frequency:
146.580 MHz simplex

Rules, Entry Forms and Information Packets:
Get On The Air (GOTA)
The Get On The Air station is for anyone, with or without an amateur radio license, who would like to operate an amateur radio station during Field Day. Newcomers of any age are particularly encouraged to operate alongside a more experienced amateur radio operator who will provide assistance as needed.

Public Information Canopy
The Public Information canopy will offer information about amateur radio to the general public. As the name implies, this is the place to get information about amateur radio, either by picking up one of the many brochures available, or speaking with someone who will (hopefully) answer any questions you may have about any aspect of the Amateur Radio Service.

VE Testing (Walk-Ins Welcome)
Volunteer Examiners (VE's) will be available at 1:00 p.m. to administer all classes of amateur radio license exams.

ARRL Field Day Supplies
The following link will take you directly to the ARRL website to order ARRL Field Day Supplies.
ARRL Field Day Supplies