Winter Field Day 2021 *

Saturday, January 30 1PM CST – Sunday, January 31 1PM CST

Cliff, N4CCB had more details on this years WCARES Winter Field Day at the January Virtual Monthly Meeting (Saturday, January 16, 2021). We will be operating in the same way we ran this past Field Day including the opportunity to get together virtually while operating using Discord and the WCARES.live score tracking page. Everyone taking part will operate remotely, following local, state, and CDC guidelines and we will be able to aggregate our scores into an overall WCARES group score.

You can find Cliff’s presentation under the January, 2021 Virtual Monthly Meeting presentations on the presentations page:

Library & Special Interests --> Presentations

or here:

https://wcares.org/jan-2021-virtual-monthly-meeting-hospital-nets-winter-field-day-and-vacation-shack-tour/

(* This event counts towards WCARES participation requirements )

From the Winter Field Day folks:

Purpose: To foster Ham camaraderie, field operation, emergency operating preparedness, and just plain on the air, outdoor fun in the midst of winter for American, Canadian, and DX Hams. Don’t let those winter doldrums keep you locked up in the house… get out and play some radio!!

When: Winter Field Day runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Saturday to 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Sunday. For 2021 the dates are January 30th and 31st. Station set-up may commence no earlier than 1900 UTC (2pm EST) on the Friday before. Station setup may consume no more than 12 hours total. How & when you schedule/spend those 12 hours is up to you.

Bands: All Amateur bands, HF, VHF, & UHF except 12, 17, 30 and 60 meters.

Modes: Any mode that can faithfully transmit the exchange intact without a conversion table… CW, SSB, AM, FM, DStar, C4FM, DMR, Packet, PSK, SSTV, RTTY, Olivia, Satellite, etc… (note FT8 & FT4 cannot)

Suggested Frequencies: (to make it easier to find each other) HF CW – 1810-1820, 3.530-3.550, 7.030-7.050, 14.035-14.055, 21.030-21.050, 28.030-28.040 HF SSB – lowest 30 kHz of the US General Class Phone bands (160m-15m), 28.400-28.425MHz (10m) 6m/VHF/UHF – adjacent to, but not on, nationally recognized simplex calling channels.


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