ARRL Field Day 2021


Mark Your Calendars for June 26 – 27

Field Day is coming up this weekend! Normally, SBARA operates a field station in Fremont Central Park for the weekend, and we will go back to that next year. For this year, most of us will operate our own stations from home, but we can all contribute to a Club Score for SBARA.

Most of us will be operating as 1D EB (One home transmitter, East Bay section). Look up "ARRL Field Day Rules 2021" for information on other station classes. You can submit a log through the Field Day website. A log with a few dozen contacts is easy to submit, and club members are ready to help you if you haven't done it before.

Class D (home) stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points. This year, Class D and Class E stations will be limited to 150 W PEP output.

An aggregate club score will be published — just as it was done last year. The aggregate score will be a sum of all individual entries that attributed their score to that of a specific club.

SBARA Support for Multi-Station Field Day

Use your own station and call sign from home.

Setup will begin on Friday. We will provide assistance over the Niles repeater:

WA6PWW 147.015 PL 103.5

You can call with questions about bands, the exchange, station class etc. Test your station on Friday evening over the air.

Field Day Schedule

Friday June 25, 10 AM onwards Setup Assistance
Call-in repeater WA6PWW (147.015 PL +103.5)
Saturday June 26th, 11:00 AM to
Sunday June 27th, 10:59 AM
Field Day operations (24 hours max)

Useful Links:

ARRL Field Day Official Website (link)
ARRL Field Day Rules (link)
ARRL Field Day FAQ (link)
ARRL Sections (link)
ARRL Field Day Log File Submission (link).
ARRL Field Day Bulletin Information *** (link).

"FD2020 by AA6PZ" article by Paul Zander AA6PZ (link)
"2020_Field Day Docs for SBARA" by Steve Wilson K6WW (download)

N1MMplus Logging Software (Free) (download)
Cabrillo Style Paper Logging Template (download)
"Manual Log Spreadsheet" by Bernhard Hailer AE6YN (download)
"Instructions for using Manual Log Spreadsheet" by Bernhard Hailer AE6YN (download)
List of FM Simplex Channels (download)


To contact the SBARA Field Day Committee, click here