Field Day 2022

last updated 5-13-2022

News

May 13 — Field Day meal plan is on! Please sign up by June 22. Packages are couples $45 and single $35. Meals include Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday breakfast and lunch (whatever food is left). Payment is by PayPal or cash or check. Give or mail the payment to the hardware store (Bob WA5ROE), Angie N5MVV, Lonny K5LON, or Scott KI5ANQ.

May 13 — Bring a 12-pack or case of water or soda for the community cooler when you come to Field Day. Also, bring your own adult beverages, maybe extras, too!

May 10 — Bill K5WSA announced license exams may be on both days of Field Day – Saturday and Sunday.

May 8 — Bob WA5ROE has secured permission from the Meriweathers to use the club house again this year’s for Field Day.

Dates

Field Day is June 25 and 26 (Saturday and Sunday).
June 24th is site preparation for the Double Diamond Club House.
Members are camping on site, so Saturday and Sunday begin early with breakfast. Official Field Day Operations begin at 1pm Saturday and end at 1pm Sunday.

Field Day Duties

Here is the latest version of the Field Day Duties by Charlie N5CET.

Field Day Station Sign Up

Get on the lists to operate the three K5FD stations – SSB, CW, 6m, and GOTA (KI5SNZ or own call sign) is what we call them. SSB, 6m, and GOTA are in the Calamity Palace. CW is in the club RV near the highway. Station managers are Mike WA5POK for CW, Chuck KA5PVB for 6m, and John KI5SNZ for GOTA. Signing up here means you want to operate the station. The manager will have this list and use email to fill out the time slots. During Field Day, the operator time slots will be on paper at the station. Here are the four volunteer opportunity sign up links.

SSB in the Calamity Palace

6m in the Calamity Palace, Chuck KA5PVB station manager

CW in the RV, Mike WA5POK station manager

GOTA in the Calamity Palace, John KI5SNZ station manager

Location

The Double Diamond Club House is on Hwy 118 south of Alpine about 6 miles. After crossing the Big Hill, LA Vista RV Park is on the left and the Double Diamond club house a little farther on the right. Take a right at the double diamond steel sign and look for the building, antennas, and vehicles set off from the highway and behind the building on the highway. Here is a map to the location.

Meals

Meals are once again a feature of Field Day. A payment plan and PayPal will soon be available. The prices have not changed in 40 years and may increase $5 this year. The following meals are part of Field Day:

Friday dinner
Saturday breakfast
Saturday lunch
Saturday dinner
Sunday breakfast
Sunday lunch (eat everything left)

Member Participation

Bring a 12-pack or case of water or soda for the community cooler.

Bring own adult beverages, maybe extras, too.