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Field Day 2016

posted Apr 12, 2016, 6:13 PM by Brian Lawler   [ updated May 8, 2016, 6:28 PM ]

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WECG Field Day Event

June 24 – 26, 2016

Field Day Location: Van Zandt, WA  -   Fire Station


The 2016 WECG Field Day Signup Sheets are now available via the following link:


Signup lists and "how to" instructions are provided within the link. 

The link contains five signup sheets for the following activities: 

1). Radio Station Operator Sign up:  We plan to run Field Day communication continuous on two HF stations for 24 hours between 1100 Saturday June 25th until 1100 Sunday June 26th

This sheet is for field day equipment operation on one of two HF radio stations to be operated in 4 hour increments. Note that as long as the "control operator" has a General Class License or higher, Technician class licenses can communicate over HF stations.  We plan to have two operators per station; one for communicating and one for logging. 


2). Friday Work Party: Friday June 24th 1300 - until done

Meeting at the SAR Building at 1300 (If you can't meet at 1300 you can meet us later that afternoon at Van Zandt for equipment setup).  Some of the activities include loading and transporting the equipment to the Field Day site at Van Zandt.  Other activities include erecting and testing the two towers, rotators, antennas and radios. 


3). Sunday Work Party: Sunday June 26th 1100 - until done

Dismantling the Field Day equipment and transporting it back to the SAR Building.


4). BBQ Dinner: Saturday June 25th 1600 - 1800

We really need to have everyone who plans to attend the BBQ dinner to sign up if at all possible to best determine how much BBQ food to purchase.


5). Overnight Camping: Friday and Saturday Nights June 24th & 25th


Friday (June 24th)        1:00 PM until done. Equipment setup at Van Zandt

Saturday (June 25th)         11:00 AM Field Day begins until 11:00 AM Sunday   

                4:00 – 6:00 PM BBQ dinner for attendees

Sunday (June 26th)        9:00-10:00 AM Breakfast

11:00 AM Field Day ends. Equipment dismantle begins

Plans include:

  • Red WECG Van as base (Various bands & radios including HF, VHF & UHF)

  • WECG Go-Kits on display / demonstrations

  • Separate stand alone HF station (for demo’s & Field Day contacts)

  • Two stand alone towers with two tri-band 10,15 & 20 meter beam antennas

  • Generator and commercial power

  • WECG, MBARC, ACS, CERT personnel, interested family members & friends all welcome to attend (must have a licensed control operator oversight to “operate” radio)

  • Tent / tarp shelter provided

  • Dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday for attendees

  • Repeater check in / directions will be monitored on Sumas (145.230)

  • Separate signup sheets will be available soon for:

    • Field Day Equipment operation on HF in 4 hour increments between 11:00 AM Saturday until 11:00 AM Sunday (24 hours)

    • Equipment setup / takedown assistance

    • Meal planning and preparation

    • On-site overnight RV and/or tent camping

Field Day Event Contacts:

Don W7AIN (206) 719-7446

Kerry KE7ZTZ (360) 739-2455

Doug KE7QPL (360) 319-5058