Field Day 2021 -- June 26/27

2:00 PM Saturday June 26
to
2:00 PM  Sunday June 27

Public is Welcome on Saturday
2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Winfield Township Municipal Center
Cabot, PA

We are thrilled to announce that we will be holding Field Day 2021 at the Winfield Township Municipal Building.  We will also be using remote tools such as the N3FPJ Field Day Contest Log and Club Score Processor along with our VHF/UHF repeaters and this website to allow people who wish to operate from home to still participate in the fun.

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ARRL Field Day is a local event and an opportunity for local amateur radio clubs to showcase the skills, science and technologies that make radio communication such a wonderful hobby and a valuable public service.

See Temporary Rule Waivers Extended for 2021 ARRL Field Day for details.

General Field Day information can be found at the ARRL Field Day Page.

LATEST FIELD DAY NEWS

The ARRL has extended the Field Day 2020 rules waivers to 2021!  Just like last year home stations (Class D) can get credit for contacting other home stations.  This change is to allow people who wish to operate from home to do so and still have fun. Different from last year is that any home station (both Classes D & E) will be limited to a maximum 150 W PEP transmitter output.

The following is an overview of 2021 Field Day rules. The list is not exhaustive and you should refer to the ARRL Field Day page for all the details.

CALL SIGNS – Club members who operate from home should use their own call sign, not the club call sign for Field Day.  Credit will still go to the club as long as everyone uses the exact same club name when uploading their results to the ARRL. We will use the following designation for our club:

Butler County AR Public Srvc Group

This name must be submitted exactly as written above. Variations such as “BCARPSG”,  “Butler Co. Public Service Group”, “Butler County PSG” will not work. Computers are processing the results and computers are not smart enough to know these are all the same thing.

LOGGING SOFTWARE – Those of you who use logging software should check with the developers to see what updates they have. Many have updated their logging software in recent weeks to allow you to enter your club name for club credit (see the comment above about how to enter our name).

RULES – All the usual Field Day rules still apply (station class, power, points, etc..).  Please see the ARRL Field Day Rules page for details.

DUPLICATES – This applies to home stations only: Do not worry about duplicates with other club members. Since each home station is operating as an individual there are no club duplicates to worry about.

SCORING – All individual (home) and club scores, including bonus points, will be added together to determine the aggregate club score.

CLUB COORDINATION – We are going to use the 147.300 and 443.900 repeaters to stay in touch and coordinate during Field Day.

STATION CLASS – Operate as the class appropriate for your station. Even though there will be an aggregate club score this does not mean you should sign as an “A” station.

NEW GUYS and GALS – Please do not hesitate to reach out to any fellow club members for help and with questions. Field Day is a great time to learn.

Past Field Days

Field Day 2020 Results

Field Day 2020 was a time for radio amateurs to demonstrate their ability to adapt. Most BCARPSG members participated from home. Thanks to the generous hospitality of Butler County Emergency Services we were able to activate a Class 2F EOC station at the Butler County Emergency Operations Center.

Results

Number of Contacts by Band
BandPhoneDigitalTotal
80165165
40337121458
2016316179
158585
103470104
6265581
2 11
Totals8102631,073

Field Day 2019 Results

Field Day 2019 operations were held at the Winfield Township municipal building in Cabot, PA.   Thank-you Winfield Township for your hospitality!  The location was fantastic!

Total Contacts: 406 
     USA: 39 states
     Canada: 3 provinces
     Overseas: Belize

Modes
    
Digital: 115
     Phone: 291
Bands
    
20 meters: 130
     40 meters: 163
     80 meters: 113