Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club

Field Day for 2017 is June 24 - 25 !!

2017 Field Day Logo Web FINAL

Objective:
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.

Dates:
Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday (2:00pm EDT)and running through 2059 UTC Sunday (4:59pm EDT). Field Day 2017 is June 24-25.

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

Log Submission Deadline:
Entries must be postmarked, emailed or submitted by Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Late entries cannot be accepted.
To view logs received see Field Day 2017 Results

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 Field Day information contact ARRL: fdinfo@arrl.org or (860) 594-0232.

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

Location:
CMARC Field Day location is the back end of Rayner Park, 622 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.

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:
2017 Field Day Packet (complete)
2017 Field Day Rules (there were no substantive changes from 2016)
   2017 GOTA FAQ
   2017 GOTA Scoring
   2017 Control Operator Information
   2017 Safety Officer Info/Checklist
2017 Field Day Summary Sheet
2017 W1AW / K6KPH Bulletin Schedule
2017 Field Day Public Relations Packet
   2017 Social Media
   2017 Educational FAQ
2017 Field Day Information Flier
2017 Field Day VHF/UHF Information (minor changes from 2016)
2017 Field Day Log Sheet (keep for your records - don't send to ARRL)
2017 Field Day Dupe Sheet (send Dupe Sheet or Cabrillo File Page 1 to ARRL with your bonus documents [do not send Log Sheet])
2017 ARRL/RAC Section List (no changes from 2016)

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 11:00 AM 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