Amateur Radio Field Day 2017


According to the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL), Field Day is
the most popular on-the-air operating event in Amateur Radio.  Always on the fourth full weekend of June, the event draws tens of thousands of amateur radio operators across the country to participate by setting up public demonstrations of the Amateur Radio service.

WHERE: Clay Center Observatory on the campus of Dexter Southfield School

WHEN:   Sat., June 24 to Sun., June 25, 2017.
Public is welcome: Sat. 3 pm – 6 pm and Sun. 9 am – noon for tours, soldering workshop, hidden transmitter hunts, and license testing.
(Full Schedule)
A radio license test session will be held on Saturday at 5 pm.

All club members, and their friends and families, are welcome to participate in the CC-ARC Field Day (FD). You don’t have to be a contest operator or have HF privileges. In fact, you don’t even need a license to participate, as you can operate with one of the club’s Advanced or Extra class licensees as the control operator. On-site training will be provided.

PLEASE SIGN UP HERE IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND FIELD DAY (Your meal and schedule plans we need to know, etc.)

PARENTS OF STUDENTS, SUMMER CAMPERS, and YOUTH MEMBERS of the club: Please download this information flyer (Letter and two permission forms). The permission forms are for if you plan to drop off your child for the supervised day and/or overnight activities. Scan and email them to Bob K5TEC or the Summer Camp Office.

  • Emergency Preparedness Exercise
  • Demonstration and utilization of ICS
  • Getting new, inactive, and potential hams on the air
  • Presenting amateur radio to the public, and to Dexter-Southfield students
  • Demonstrating amateur radio’s emergency capabilities to area EMAs
  • Education in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields
  • Having funBasic Operational Details:
  • Class 3A
    • Two Phone HF stations (40, 20)
    • One Phone/CW/Digital HF (80/15/10 Phone, 80-10 digital)
    • One VHF station (6, 2, .70)
    • GOTA station (NE1AR, 40/20)
  • Operation from emergency power – generators & solar charged batteries
  • Computer logging with N1MM+ Logger; training available on-site & possibly in advance
  • Group meals – per person per meal collection to cover costs
  • More details are on our planning page
  • Guide to Competitive Field Day Operating

For rules and other information about the ARRL Field Day, click here. Anyone who plans to stay overnight or has children involved in the program should read the PARTICIPANT RULES AND OVERNIGHT LOGISTICS document. Anyone interested is welcome to visit the FD site. However, a successful Field Day club operation requires participants willing make a commitment to come for at least part of the weekend, including set-up and/or clean-up. If you would like to participate in Field Day, or would like to find out more about it, PLEASE SIGN UP HERE or contact Bob K5TEC.  FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS and anyone planning to come for a meal must sign up.


Results from 2016: Supporting Materials & Logs
Results from 2015: Supporting Materials & Logs
Results from 2014: Supporting Materials & Logs
Results from 2013: Supporting Materials and Point Scores
Results and photos from 2012:
Results and photos from 2011:
Results and photos from 2010:
Results and photos from 2009:
Results and photos from 2008:

YouTube Music Video of 2014 Field Day:

YouTube Video of 2010 Field Day:

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