Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club
Field Day for 2020 is June 27 - 28 !!

2020 ARRL Field Day Logo

CMARC Field Day 2020 Update #2
By: Dan Beuchert, WX8MOJ (Field Day Chairman)

CMARC Members, ARPSC Members, and Amateur Radio Enthusiasts:

As we head into final preparations for Field Day 2020, I have a few pieces of information to pass on.

At our meeting Friday night we discussed what name we should have members use to add their personal scores to a club aggregate score for CMARC. We are asking members to use “Central Michigan ARC.” Please note that if you are typing this into the ARRL “Club or Group Name” field in the Field Day Data Entry Form it will offer Central MI ARC, but we are asking everyone to use “Central Michigan ARC” because that is how we have historically submitted our Field Day scores to the ARRL. It is important that each station that wishes to add to CMARC’s aggregate score uses the exact same text, so that we get only one aggregate score.

You have until Tuesday July 28th to submit your entry to the ARRL, so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask before you submit! I can be reached for questions at WX8MOJ@ARRL.NET.

Also, feel free to share what you are up to on Field Day to social media! The ARRL president urged us to all use #ARRLFD to spread the word of what we are doing. Feel free to use the CMARC FB group to share your operations throughout the day! I have also created an event through the CMARC and ARPSC Facebook pages for Field Day where we can collaborate. I’ll do my best to keep an eye on this event during the hours of the operation, and please feel free to collaborate with and share with your fellow hams here:

You can also take pictures to share with the SCOPE:
SCOPE email: cmarcscope@gmail.com and CMARC after the event.

Hope to hear you on the air during #ARRLFD!


Daniel Beuchert — WX8MOJ

2020 CMARC / ARPSC Field Day Chair

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 2020 is June 27-28.

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

Log Submission Deadline:
Entries must be postmarked, emailed or submitted by Tuesday, July 28, 2020. 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
For CMARC press release: 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 25, 2020
Antenna Setup (some stations) — approx 5:30 p.m. at Rayner Park

Friday, June 26, 2020
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 27, 2020
Site Setup at Rayner park — 8:00 a.m.
VE Testing Session (confirmed) — 11:00 a.m.
Lunch — 12:30 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 28, 2020
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 — 2:10 p.m.
Unload tables–chairs–canopies at CMARC — 4:00 p.m.

CMARC 2020 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 11:00 a.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