Anyone And Everyone Is Welcome To Attend
Everything is in place for a fantastic Field Day
Bands are quiet, weather will be dry and we have food!
Come on down this weekend for ham radio FUN!
Have you ever wanted to try out Amateur Radio but didn’t know anyone involved or know how to get involved yourself? Are you a ham radio operator that will be in the area looking for something to do? The Hampden County Radio Association will be holding a field day right in Agawam Massachusetts on June 25th and 26th. Anyone is welcome to stop by and check it out and even participate. We will be having multiple stations on the air trying to make contact with other operators doing the same thing. This would be the perfect chance to get your feet wet as well as meeting many area operators.
Setup June 24th 2016
Setup Start Time At School Street: Approx 10 AM Field Day Start: June 25th 2016, 2:00 PM Educational Activity: Setting up a portable station (NPOTA, SOTA, etc, 4:00 PM Field Day Picnic: 5:00 PM VE Session: June 25th 2016, 6:00 PM Field Day Ends, Teardown begins: June 26th 2016, Approx 2:00 PM
Thank you for attending!
School Street Park.
Agawam MA, 01001
Lat/Long: 42.073587, -72.592778
If for some reason you can’t make it to the Field Day in Agawam MA, you can still check out to see if there is a Field Day near you but using the ARRL’s Field Day Locator.
Aerial Video Of HCRA’s Field Day at School Street Park
Thanks to Jim Mullen (KK1W) for the footage
HCRA Field Day Picnic
For 2016, HCRA is bringing back food to Field Day thanks to Alan (AB1XW).
We will be serving up burgers and hot dogs for the operators, members and guests
That will be coming to field day. If you are a member, please stop by and support your club. It’s encouraged that you bring a side item to share.
When: Saturday June 25th
Time: 5:00 PM
What could make field day even better is to walk away with a new or upgraded amateur radio license. At the ARRL 2016 Field Day, HCRA/NT1K will be administering a VE Exam. Anyone is welcome to participate
When: Saturday June 25th 2016
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: 15$ (Cash or Check/MO to “ARRL VEC”
A government issued photo ID is required (Drivers License, State ID, Passport, Passcard). If you do not have an photo ID, please bring two forms of ID (SS Card, Utility Bill with current address, etc)
If you are currently licensed, you must bring a photocopy of your current license to be given to the VE Team. If you do not have an offical copy of your license. Please visit the FCC ULS Website and login or create an account to obtain an official copy.
Due to the outdoor environment, there will be noise from Field Day operations, Generators and park usage. We will be un-able to control the noise level .
Callsign Used: W1NY
Planned Class: 6A (expected – check actual class before start)
|75/15||SSB||Rockwell/WW1X||FT-2000 (MDW)||TX-38/dipole (NY)||WRTC tent #2 (NY)|
|80/20/10||CW||Larry/W1AST||TS-590 (AST)||TX-38/dipole (NY)||WRTC tent #3 (1W)|
|40/15||CW||James/WD1S||TS-590 (1S)||40-2CD/TX-38 (NY)||WRTC tent #3 (1W)|
|40||SSB||Jeff/NT1K||K3 (1K)||40-2CD/TX-38 (NY)||WRTC tent #2(NY)|
|10||SSB||Jeff/NT1K||KX3 (1K)||TX-38 (NY)||WRTC||WRTC tent #2 (NY)|
|20||SSB||Larry/KD1RV||TS-590s||TX-38 (NY)||Camper (XG)|
|6||SSB||Rich/KC1AEO||FT-857D||5el Yagi (SEP)||Tent (SEP|
Field Day Staff
|Saturday Evening Burgers & Dogs||Alan/AB1XW||Done|
|Sunday Morning Pancakes||Faye Krainson||Done|
|Networking and logging (N1MM)||Jeff/NT1K||Done|
|Emergency Power-Generators(500)||AA1YW;KK1W;KD1RV;N1KXR||Done 600pts|
|Public Information Table (100)||Laurie/KB1WQK||Done 100pts|
|W1AW Bulletin (100)||Jim/KK1W||Done 100pts|
|Message Origination to Section Manager (100)||Nadine/KB1VSX||Done 100pts|
|Message Handling (100)||Nadine/KB1VSX||Done 100pts|
|Satellite QSO (100)||?||None 0pts|
|Alternate Power (100)||Frandy/N1FJ||Done 100pts|
|Educational Activity (100)||Frandy/N1FJ||Done 100pts|
|Media Publicity (100)||Jim/KK1W||Done 100pts|
|Web Submission(50)||Jeff/NT1K||Planned 50pts|
|Site visit from elected official(100)||?||None 0pts|
|Site visit from a served agency (100)||Tom/N1MUV|
|Field Day Youth Participation (100)||Rachel;Tom||Thanks 20pts|
|Safety Officer (100)||Bruce/KB1TLX||Done 100pts|
|Social Media (100)||Jeff/NT1K;Jim/KK1W||Done 100pts|
Map of HCRA FD Contacts
Total CW Contacts: 1058
Total SSB Contacts: 1743
Total Digital Contacts: 21
Total Contacts: 2,822
Planned Class 6A
Total On Air Operators: 25
SSB Points (X1): 1743
CW/Digi Pints (X2): 2116
Sub Total: 3859
W/ Power Mult (X3): 7802
Bonus Points: 1790
Claimed 2016 Total: 9592
2015 Total: 9974
Difference of 382 points