SARC 2020 Winter Field Day Information

  • SARC Results
    Frequency Mode Date/Time (UTC) Callsign Class Section
    QSO: 14000 DI 2020-01-25 1949 W5NOR 3I OK
    CONTEST: Winter Field Day 2020 QSO: 14000 DI 2020-01-25 1954 K0VST 2O CO
    CALLSIGN: W7SAA QSO: 14000 DI 2020-01-25 2000 W0WSM 1H ND
    LOCATION: OR QSO: 14000 DI 2020-01-25 2005 AA7US 1H AZ
    ARRL-SECTION: OR QSO: 14000 DI 2020-01-25 2030 KS4YX 1H SC
    CATEGORY: 3O QSO: 7000 PH 2020-01-25 2043 K6MBD 1O SV
    CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP QSO: 14000 DI 2020-01-25 2053 AE0DJ 1O CO
    CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED QSO: 7000 PH 2020-01-25 2055 KM6WFW 1H SV
    CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE QSO: 14000 DI 2020-01-25 2101 WX4E 2O WCF
    CATEGORY-POWER: LOW QSO: 14000 DI 2020-01-25 2105 W4CVY 3O GA
    CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED QSO: 14000 PH 2020-01-25 2139 KF7EF 1H AZ
    CATEGORY-BAND: ALL QSO: 14000 PH 2020-01-25 2143 K4PAR 3O GA
    CATEGORY-MODE: MIXED QSO: 14000 PH 2020-01-25 2217 W0YR 1I IA
    CATEGORY-TIME: 24-HOURS QSO: 14000 PH 2020-01-25 2217 A4FF 1H VA
    CLUB: Salem Amateur Radio Club QSO: 14000 PH 2020-01-25 2236 K4DCS 1H SF
    SOAPBOX: 1500 points for not using commercial power. QSO: 7000 PH 2020-01-25 2302 AG6AU 1O SV
    SOAPBOX: 1500 points for setting up outdoors. QSO: 7000 PH 2020-01-26 0009 K7MVA 1I ID
    SOAPBOX: 1500 points for setting up away from home. QSO: 7000 PH 2020-01-26 0026 KD6HOF 1O SV
    SOAPBOX: BONUS 4500 QSO: 7000 PH 2020-01-26 0039 VA7XU 1H BC
    CLAIMED-SCORE: 4804 QSO: 3500 PH 2020-01-26 0224 W6AFA 1H LA
    OPERATORS: KI7BCL, KJ&BRF, K7DSG, KD7JAA, KJ7JUI, KG7KUE QSO: 3500 PH 2020-01-26 0309 W6ZE 6O ORG
    SOAPBOX: Bonus 4500 (Remote location, outdoors, battery power) QSO: 3500 PH 2020-01-26 0406 K7UVA 4I UT
    QSO: 7000 PH 2020-01-26 1600 VE6AO 1H AB
    QSO: 7000 PH 2020-01-26 1614 KW7WXK 1H OR
    QSO: 7000 PH 2020-01-26 1619 W6ZE 6O ORG
    QSO: 7000 PH 2020-01-26 1622 W7NNYA 4O NV
    QSO: 7000 PH 2020-01-26 1647 WB7OF 1O AZ
    QSO: 7000 PH 2020-01-26 1652 KJ6WCT 1H SCV
    QSO: 7000 PH 2020-01-26 1702 K8RR 1O DX
    QSO: 7000 PH 2020-01-26 1730 W6EK 4O SC
  • Objective

    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!!

  • Dates

    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 2020 the dates are January 25th and 26th. 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.

  • Bands, Modes and Suggested Frequencies

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

    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 2.0 cannot but JS8Call can)

    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.

  • Contact Information

    For SARC information, contact Al Partain at 503-586-8382.

    For Winter Field Day information contact WFD:  wfda@winterfieldday.com.

  • SARC Field Day Site

    SARC Winter Field Day event will be operating from the depicted location in West Salem. See image for setup location.

    GPS Coordinates to parking lot:

    44° 55.974' N
    123° 7.884' W

  • SARC Preparation Activities
  • SARC On-Site Activities

    Contact Band Captain to help:
    Mario Montesano (Digital): 503-779-7107
    Fred Dalzell (Voice): 503-428-6140

    If you're staying at the location, bring:

    Food
    Water
    air mattress/sleeping bag
    pillow
    warm clothes and gloves
    heater of some type (contact SARC first)

    If operating:
    laptop with WFD log installed (contact SARC)
    surge suppressor
    radio and power source (we will be using battery power only for the radios)
    table for radio

    If bringing a generator (to charge batteries):
    extension cord(s)
    surge suppressor
    extra fuel

    SARC is providing tents and ...

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WFD Location

Directions from Marion St. Bridge to WFD Location
Watch for the SARC Sign!

Drive approximately 4.6 miles from the Wallace Street offramp West on Highway 22 past 50th Avenue NW. Look for the sign on the right.
If you reach Highway 51, you've gone too far :(