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!!
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.
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.
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
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:
air mattress/sleeping bag
warm clothes and gloves
heater of some type (contact SARC first)
laptop with WFD log installed (contact SARC)
radio and power source (we will be using battery power only for the radios)
table for radio
If bringing a generator (to charge batteries):
SARC is providing tents and ...
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 :(