2013 Field Day Event


When: Saturday June 22 - 1400 ET thru
Sunday June 23  - 1659 ET
Where: Reunion Park
Little Mountain, SC

   The Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada for licensed Amateur Radio Operators. Each year over 35,000 amateurs gather with their clubs, friends or simply by themselves to operate.

ARRL Field Day is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, most groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. Amateur radio operators and their equipment have often been the only means of communications after a disaster and this is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate that capability to local elected community leaders, key individuals with the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar.

The objective is to communicate with as many stations as possible using primarily battery or generator power and Amateur Radio (ham) equipment in field conditions as might occur after a natural disaster. All amateur radio frequency bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-metre bands) are used during the event.

All club members are invited to participate whether you bring a station or not. There is always the need for relief operators, loggers and help in setting up. Stations will be operated under the club callsign (N4NBY). Operating privileges will be governed by the control operator's license class at each station. Ideally it would be good to have a station for each of the bands as outlined in the rules. Digital modes and CW can be operated simultaneously with voice on the same band. You can arrive as early as 0800 to begin setting up your station and antenna system.

This year the Dutch Fork Amateur Radio Group will operate in the "field" at Reunion Park. There is a link above with directions to the park. Members will meet the morning of the 22nd to erect portable antennas and setup their stations.

The park is comprised of ample places to park and setup your station and camp (camper* and/or tent).



hookups unavailable - must be self contained.

Submitting this form will help us to make the Dutch Fork Amateur Radio Group's participation in the 2013 Field Day a success. Thank You!

Name: Call: Email:
Are you staying overnight:  Yes   No      
Are you bringing a station:  Yes   No Your Rig:    Antenna:

What are your operating preferences? (check all that apply)
Operating: Station Operator    Logger    Observer    Relief as needed    *GOTA
Mode: Phone   CW   Digital Band: 80   40   20   15   10   6   2
My Tent     My Camper      My Vehicle
Comments and/or activities
you would enjoy:
*GOTA (Get On The Air station)


1 - Food and Drink

2 - Table and chair(s) for your station

3 - Optional camper*, tent, awning, etc. to keep out of the sun or stay dry.

4 - Radio Station  including radio, microphone, key, antenna, DC power supply, etc.

5 - We will be using Gen Log for logging, here's a link to download

                   * hookups unavailable - must be self contained.

Special Thanks to Thom, W4THA for providing material.