WHAT IS ARRL FIELD DAY
ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.
Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!
It is a time where many aspects of amateur radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate amateur radio to the organizations that amateur radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many radio clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar.
The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions.
We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fund-raisers such as walk-a-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums — these are all large, preplanned, non-emergency activities.
But despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems — or maybe because they ARE so complex — ham radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Amateur radio people (also called “hams”) are well known for our communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations.
What is the ARRL?
Founded as The American Radio Relay League in 1914, ARRL is the national association for Amateur Radio® in the USA, representing over 170,000 FCC-licensed amateurs. ARRL is the primary source of information about what is going on in ham radio. It provides books, news, support and information for individuals and clubs, special events, continuing education classes and other benefits for its members.
What is Amateur Radio
Often called “ham radio,” the Amateur Radio Service has been around for a century. In that time, it’s grown into a worldwide community of licensed operators using the airwaves with every conceivable means of communications technology. Its people range in age from youngsters to grandparents. Even rocket scientists and a rock star or two are in the ham ranks. Most, however, are just normal folks like you and me who enjoy learning and being able to transmit voice, data and pictures through the air to unusual places, both near and far, without depending on commercial systems.
The Amateur Radio Service frequencies are the last remaining place in the usable radio spectrum where you as an individual can develop and experiment with wireless communications. Hams not only can make and modify their equipment but can create whole new ways to do things.
For More Information visit: www.arrl.org
For more information about Field Day in Seneca County Ohio , contact Dan Rinaman – AC8NP@ac8np.com.]]>
AAZ / FT HUACHUCA, AZ
1500Z – 2359Z 5,330.5 14,438.5 18,211.0
AAC / BARROW ARMY RESERVE CENTER, KY
1300Z – 0100Z 5,346.5 7,542.0 13,963.5 20,920.0
ABH / SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HI
1600Z – 2300Z 5,357.0 14,438.5 18,272.0 20,997.0
WAR / PENTAGON WASHINGTON, DC
1200Z – 2400Z 5,357.0 13,963.5 18,211.0 24,760.0 USB + CW
WUG-2 / ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, TN
1300Z – 0200Z 5,403.5 13,910.5 18,293.0 20,973.5 USB + CW
AIR / ANDREWS AFB
1200Z – 2400Z 4,517.0 7,305.0 15,807.0 20,740.0
AGA2SY / HANCOCK FIELD, NY
1200Z – 2400Z 4,575.0 7,540.0 13,993.0
AGA5SC / SCOTT AFB, IL
1600Z – 2300Z 3,308.0 4,872.0 7,545.0
AGA9TR / TRAVIS AFB, CA
1600Z – 0100Z 5,346.5 7,329.0 13,996.0
ABM1 / CAMP ZAMA, JAPAN
1500Z – 0100Z 14,487.0 20,994
ADB / CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA
1500Z – 0100Z 14,487.0 20,994 14,411.0
AFM4AF / NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY MID-SOUTH MILLINGTON, TN
1200Z – 0300Z 7,375.5 13,498.0
NMC1 / COAST GUARD ISLAND, ALAMEDA, CA
1700Z – 2359Z 7,542.0 15,740.5 22,924.5
NIIW / USS MIDWAY CV-41 SAN DIEGO, CA
1400Z – 0400Z 4,013.5 5371.5 7,493.5 14,383.5 18,211.0
NWKJ / USS YORKTOWN CV-10 CHARLESTON, SC
1200Z – 2200Z 4,000.0 7,360.0 14,663.5
NEPM / USS IOWA BB 61 LOS ANGELES, CA
1500Z – 2359Z 4,043.5 6,903.5 14,463.5 18,293.0
NWVC / LST-325 EVANSVILLE, IN
1200Z – 0400Z 4,007.0 9988.5 13,974.0 7,533.5 9,447.0 6,913.0
NSS / US NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS, MD
1300Z – 0200Z 4,038.5 5330.5 14,487.0 17,545.0 USB + CW
An AFD test message will be transmitted utilizing the Military Standard (MIL-STD) Serial PSK waveform (M110) followed by MIL-STD Wide Shift FSK (850 Hz RTTY) as described in MIL-STD 188-110A/B.
Technical information regarding these waveforms is provided at:
The AFD test message will also be sent at 0300Z in Continuous Wave (CW) mode. The message will be transmitted on the following requencies in Kilohertz and at the listed times:
Frequency Time Station
13,506.5 1400Z AGA2SY
17,443.0 1400Z ACC
13,506.5 1420Z WAR
17,443.0 1420Z AGA2SY
13,506.5 1440Z ACC
17,443.0 1440Z WAR
13,506.5 1500Z AAZ
17,443.0 1500Z AAZ
13,506.5 2200Z ADB
17,443.0 2200Z AGA2SY
5,346.5 0300Z NWVC
For those who wish to document their contacts with a QSL card, go to http://www.usarmymars.org/events and
complete the request form.
It’s always a good time! So everyone grab a cup of your favorite brew and kick back and enjoy the Net!]]>
Presented by Seneca Radio Club W8ID
Location Buffalo Wild Wings 100 S Shaffer Park Dr. Tiffin Ohio
Starting January 20, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
The class will be 10 weeks, meeting one night each week.
Seneca Radio Club will be offering an introductory Technician License class this January. Classes will run on Wednesday evenings beginning January 20th, and end with the License Exam on March, 24th. Classes normally run from 6:00 PM till 08:30 or 9:00 PM.
We use the ARRL materials for the class, available from ARRL.org and other sources. The ARRL materials we typically use in class including a PowerPoint presentation (which matches the manual) as our lecture basis. We will provide “color commentary” with the slide show, hands-on experience and demonstrations, and discussions with a number of local hams with extensive experience in various aspects of Amateur Radio.
Although there is no charge for the instruction, students are expected to provide their own study guides, and there is a nominal fee required for the licensing exam at the end. The ARRL does offer other training materials as well. These can enhance your learning but are not required. If you are interested, please Email Dan AC8NP at AC8NP@AC8NP.COM We look forward to seeing you this January
All of us are excited about the opportunity to present another class in Seneca County and our response to the initial class was just super. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy Amateur Radio, from contesting to using our local repeaters, HF DX’ing, digital and data modes, amateur television and of course Morse code or CW as we call it. Amateur Radio works when all else fails.
Hams are all about helping each other and we’d love to have you with us in January. More information is available on the Seneca Radio Club Website http://w8id.org
Course books will be about $30.00 and the FCC test is $15.00 Contact Dan AC8NP at AC8NP@AC8NP.COM for more information. Register online at http://w8id.org/technician-class-2021-registration-link/]]>
The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will be conducting interoperability exercises during October. If you operate a HF station you could join in.
I have provided some information below that I received concerning the exercises.
ASSIGNMENTS THAT CAN BE MADE ON THE NET BCSTN, RELAY STN, ANC STN
ALL TRAFFIC RECEIVED ON MARS COMEX 20-4 60 METER CHANNEL 1 5330.5 kHz,
INTEROPERABILITY NETS WILL BE COLLECTED, CONSOLIDATED, AND PASSED ON UP
THE CHAIN FROM A MARS OPERATOR THROUGH OUR NORMAL MARS CIRCUITS
( MILSTD M110A / ALE / MARS NETS ) MARS STATIONS TO TAKE CARE OF THIS TASK MUST BE ASKED / NOTIFIED ON THE NET, OR, THE NCS CAN TAKE CARE OF THIS TASK, IF CAPABLE. ***OPERATIONS***
DoD MARS COMEX 20-4 INTEROP NET SCHEDULE: OCT 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, AND 25
FOR RJMOG 20-4 SET EASTERN TIME ZONE 1200 NOON AND MIDWEST TIME ZONE 1200 NOON
FORMAL MARS NET CALL-UP WITH THE ADDITION OF, AND INCLUDING, A CALL FOR
GOV, AMATEUR, SHARES, RED CROSS, SATERN STATIONS, WITH OR WITHOUT TRAFFIC.
GIVE A DESCRIPTION OF REQUESTED INFORMATION **RI** THAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR.
EXAMPLE: ALL STATIONS THIS NETWORK, ALL STATIONS THIS NETWORK, THIS IS XXXXXX
THIS IS A DoD MARS /RJMOG 5 MARS DoD COMEX 20-4 INTEROPERABILTY NET. WE ARE LOOKING
FOR “RI” XXXXX.
NOW CALLING FOR ANY MARS, GOV, AMATEUR, SHARES, RED CROSS, OR SATERN STATIONS,
WITH OR WITHOUT TRAFFIC FOR THIS NET, OVER.
ASSIGNING AN ALTERNATE NET CONTROL, BCSTN, RELAY STN.
CALLS FOR ADDITIONAL MARS / GOV, AMATEUR, SHARES, RED CROSS,
OR SATERN STATION CHECK-INS WITH OR WITHOUT TRAFFIC.
NCS RECORDS ALL CHECK-INS AND GENERATES A ROSTER
( INCLUDING **ALL** CALLSIGNS THAT CHECKED IN ) TO BE PASSED
ON THE NETWORK USING FLDIGI MT63-1KL
PROMOTES TRUE MARS / AMATEUR INTEROPERABILITY
USING FLDIGI MT63-1KL PLAINTEXT TEMPLATE, STRIPS, OR VOICE TO PASS COLLECTED OR SINGLE, METAR, COUNTY STATUS
OR ANY OTHER “RI” THAT COMES DOWN THAT REQUEST AMATEUR, OR “OTHER”, PARTICIPATION.
We render our endorsement now as Scott offers his energy and dedication to the Great Lakes Division.
Jeff WB8REI Past President
Mike KC8WH W8ID Trustee
Dan AC8NP V. President
Mike KD8QDL Sec/Treas
Come on out as we plan on Field Day 2020 and new events for the rest of the year.]]>
Please send QSL card and SASE for return card to:
Seneca Radio Club W8ID
PO Box 67
Tiffin, OH 44883