Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club
Morse code CQ CQ DE W8PLP LANSING, MI 73 K
Field Day for 2023 is June 24 - 25 !!

2023 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 2023 is June 24-25.

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, 2023. 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 2022 Press Release

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

CMARC Field Day 2023 will be at Rayner Park, 738 Ash Street, Mason, Michigan. Ash Street is also known as M-36. Field Day activities will be held at the south end of the park, past the covered pavilion.

Schedule of Events (current plans, subject to change):
Friday, June 23, 2023
Setup after 3:00 p.m. (up to Station Chair).
Equipment pickup at CMARC — 5:00 p.m.
Limited Setup at Rayner Park (Depending on WX and station chairs) — 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 24, 2023
Site Setup — 8:00 a.m.
VE (license) testing — 11:00 a.m.
Operation Begins — 2:00 p.m.
CMARC Picnic (bring a dish to pass) — 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 25, 2023
Breakfast for operators / loggers — 8:00 a.m.
Operation Ends — 2:00 p.m.
Cleanup — 2:05 p.m. onward
Unloading of tables / canopies at CMARC — 4:00 p.m.

CMARC 2022 Field Day Schedule of Events

CMARC 2022 Press Release

GOTA (Get On The Air) Station:
CMARC Field Day 2023 will have a GOTA (Get On The Air) station for those unlicensed or licensed who have little or no experience using radio equipment on the high frequency amateur radio bands. A mentor will be available to assist with using the equipment provided.

Public Information Canopy:
CMARC Field Day 2023 will have a public information canopy to supply information about amateur radio in general, Field Day, and about the Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club (CMARC).

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:
2023 Field Day Packet
2023 Field Day FAQ
2023 Aggregate Club Scoring FAQ
2023 Field Day Rules
2023 GOTA Scoring FAQ
2023 Control Operator Information
2023 Safety Officer Info/Checklist
2023 Educational FAQ
2023 How to Succeed - by Really Trying
2023 Field Day Summary Sheet
2023 W1AW Bulletin Schedule
2023 Field Day Information Flier
Field Day Log Sheet (keep for your records - don't send to ARRL)
Field Day 2-Page Dupe Sheet - best if printed on 11"x17" paper stock (send Dupe Sheet (or Cabrillo Summary sheet) to ARRL with your bonus documents {do not send Log Sheet])
ARRL/RAC Section List (updated for 2023)
ARRL/RAC Section Check List (great for kids and guests!)

ARRL Worked All States Map (great for kids and guests!)
   gray scale map (PDF)
   color map (PDF)

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