As always, Field Day will be the fourth full weekend of June, which in 2021 occurs on June 26-27. Our club has done Field Day from the top of Mora Hill fourteen years in a row. Unfortunately, last year’s state and county COVID-19 restrictions forced us to operate in a less centralized way, and that situation is the case this June as well.
WVARA like last year will conduct Field Day in a decentralized way. All WVARA members are encouraged to participate in Field Day using whatever station category they prefer. Ways that WVARA members can operate Field Day include: Class B – Battery (one or two person portable / Battery), Class C (mobile), Class D (home station, commercial power), and Class E (home station, emergency power). For Field Day 2021, the ARRL has loosened the rules so that Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points. Class D and Class E stations will be limited to 150 W PEP output. And don’t forget, you don’t need to operate CW or SSB in order to participate in Field Day. Last year saw a big jump in the number of Field Day contacts using FT8.
A downloadable pdf describing our Field Day site in greater detail is available at here.
Visit our Field Day History Page that goes back to 2002.