Panhandle Amateur Radio Club

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Class D Field Day Info

Field Day 2020 Rules *Complete*

ARRL Temporary Rule Waivers for 2020

 1) For Field Day 2020 only, Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points.

 2) In addition, for 2020 only, an aggregate club score will be published, which will be the sum of all individual entries indicating a specific club (similar to the aggregate score totals used in ARRL affiliated club competitions).

     Ordinarily, club names are only published in the results for Class A and Class F entries, but the temporary rule waiver for 2020 allows participants from any Class to optionally include a single club name with their submitted results following Field Day.

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     For example, if Podunk Hollow Radio Club members Becky, W1BXY, and Hiram, W1AW, both participate in 2020 Field Day — Hiram from his Class D home station, and Becky from her Class C mobile station — both can include the radio club’s name when reporting their individual results. The published results listing will include individual scores for Hiram and Becky, plus a combined score for all entries identified as Podunk Hollow Radio Club.

4.6. (Class D) Home stations: Stations operating from permanent or licensed station locations using commercial power.

Temporary rule waiverFor Field Day 2020 only, Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points. Class D stations ordinarily may only count contacts made with Class A, B, C, E, and F Field Day stations, but the temporary rule waiver for 2020 allows Class D stations to count contacts with other Class D stations for QSO credit.

Logging programs to make your life easier:

FDLog    http://www.fdlog.info/ (watch web site for FD2020 software update)

N3FJP    https://www.n3fjp.com/fieldday.html (updated for FD2020)

N1MM+  https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/ (updated for FD2020)

ARRL Files

Field Day Log Sheet

Field Day Dupe Sheet

Field Day Entry Instructions

Raymond W5RAW will be happy to help you with your Class D entry if you would like to add your contacts to the W5WX contacts entry total.

6. Miscellaneous Rules:

6.1. A person may not contact for QSO credit any station from which they also participate.
6.2. A transmitter/receiver/transceiver used to contact one or more Field Day stations may not subsequently be used under any other callsign to participate in Field Day. Family stations are exempt provided the subsequent callsign used is issued to and used by a different family member.
6.3. Field Day contacts are allowed using Phone, CW and Digital (non-CW) modes. Stations can be worked once per band per mode under this rule.
6.4. All voice contacts are equivalent.
6.5. All non-CW digital contacts are equivalent.
6.6. Cross-band contacts are not permitted (Satellite QSOs cross-band contacts are exempted).
6.7. The use of more than one transmitter at the same time on a single band-mode is prohibited. Exception: a dedicated GOTA station may operate as prescribed in Rule 4.1.
6.8. No repeater contacts are allowed.
6.9. Batteries may be charged while in use. Except for Class D stations, the batteries must be charged from

a power source other than commercial power mains. To claim the power multiplier of five, the batteries must be charged from something other than a motor driven generator or commercial mains.

6.10. All stations for a single entry must be operated under one callsign, except when a dedicated GOTA station is operated as provided under Field Day Rule 4.1.1. it uses a single, separate callsign.

8. Reporting:
8.1. Entries may be submitted to the ARRL via:

8.1.1. Field Day Web App at https://field-day.arrl.org/fdentry.php or
8.1.2. USPS or other delivery service to (tracking highly recommended): Field Day Entries, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111.

8.2. Entries must be postmarked or submitted by Tuesday July 28, 2020. Late entries cannot be accepted.

8.3. A complete Field Day Web Applet Submission site entry consists of:
8.3.1. An official ARRL summary sheet which is completed via web app at https://field- day.arrl.org/fdentry.php;
8.3.2. Supporting information uploaded via web app. Supporting information must include:

8.3.2.1. An attached list of stations worked by band/mode during the Field Day period (dupe sheet or an alpha/numeric list sorted by band and mode – a Cabrillo log can be submitted in lieu of a Dupe Sheet/Calls list by band/mode); and
8.3.2.2. Proof of all bonus points claimed (copies of visitor logs, press releases, NTS messages handled, photographs, etc).

8.3.2.3 The web app will display a confirmation number and email a confirmation of your Field Day entry to the email address entered via the app. Please be sure to record this confirmation number and/or save the confirmation email.

8.4 While the preferred method of submitting entries is via the Web Applet, entries and/or supporting documentation may alternately be submitted via email to fieldday@arrl.org. A complete non-web-app email submission consists of:

8.4.1. An electronic copy of an ARRL summary sheet completely and accurately filled out; 8.4.2. An attached list of stations worked by band/mode during the Field Day period (dupe sheet or an alpha/numeric list sorted by band and mode); and
8.4.3. Proofs of bonus points claimed (copies of visitor logs, press releases, NTS messages handled, photographs, etc).

8.5. A complete land/postal-mail or delivery non-electronic submission consists of:
8.5.1. A complete and accurate ARRL summary sheet;
8.5.2. An accompanying list of stations worked by band/mode during the Field Day period (dupe sheet or an alpha/numeric list sorted by band and mode); and
8.5.3. Proofs of bonus points claimed (copies of visitor logs, press releases, NTS messages handled, photographs, etc).

8.6. Complete station logs are NOT required for submission, and ARRL does not use the logs. The club should maintain log files for one year in case they are requested by ARRL HQ. However, a list of stations worked sorted by band and mode (dupe sheet) is required.

8.7. Cabrillo format log files are NOT required for Field Day entries, but they will be accepted in lieu of the dupe sheets (but do not constitute an entry unless the web app (or a corresponding summary sheet with complete mailed entry) is also submitted.

8.8. Digital images of proof of bonus points are acceptable.
8.9. Electronic submissions are considered signed when submitted.

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