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2023 Winter Field Day

THIS PAGE CONTAINS TWO SECTIONS
SECTION 1 – 2023 WFD STATION RESERVATION
SECTION 2 – 2023 WFD DETAILS (SCROLL WAY DOWN TO SEE THIS)

SECTION-1 STATION RESERVATION

PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR RESERVATION

1. When you see '*' it REQUIRES your data entry.

2. COVID Protocols Optional: Masks are Optional and Socially distance encouraged

Check your MODE(s) of operation.
What station do you want to work?
YOUR TIME OF DAY HOURS January 28th - 2.00pm to 11.59pm EXAMPLE 3pm to 5pm
Can you assist setting up, breaking down, event planning, event tasks,

Please check your email for confirmation.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Check your MODE(s) of operation.
What station do you want to work?
YOUR TIME OF DAY HOURS January 29th - 12.00am to 2.00pm EXAMPLE 3am to 5am
Please add any comments here such as can you assist with the event, special accommodations, and what personal equipment you will use (headphones, keys, etc).

SECTION-2 2023 WFD DETAILS

Save the date 28 and 29 January 2023

2023 Winter Field Day

Please watch for updates as we get closer to 2023 WFD.

For 2023 Winter Field Day, we are fully open for this event.

CLICK for WFD website

CLICK for WFD Rules


VHF AND UHF SIMPLEX FREQUENCIES

2023 WFD QSO’s for scoring may be conducted for the following

VHF ANALOG   146.550 Mhz
UHF DMR          441.000 Mhz TS-1 TG-99 

When: Saturday and Sunday – top of each hour

Modes: Phone and digital (FLDigi, DMR, CW, etc)

QUICK REFERENCE OVERVIEW

The following is partial summarized list of the WFD rules, please read the rules from above link.

COVID 19 Pandemic 
Please use COVID common sense when in the Shack. Following the COVID protocols are voluntary. Yet, we encourage folks to social distance, use surgical masks, and disinfect your hands and station.

HOW TO SUBMIT AGGREGATE CLUB SCORE
From 2023 WFD website read the rules and submit as directed

Q: How does my club submit an aggregate club score?  Does the club need to add up each participating member’s scores and submit a club entry with the aggregate score under the club call sign?

A: Each participant will submit his or her own independent entry under his or her call sign. 2023 WFD will calculate the aggregate score based upon the club name entered on the official Field Day entry form via the web applet (preferred method) or on the paper Field Day entry form. In order for results to be tabulated correctly, all club participants must enter the club’s official name exactly the same (see below), avoiding abbreviations or acronyms. This is important!

BRARA MEMBERS USE THE FOLLOWING OFFICIAL CLUB NAME:

Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association

When:
Saturday 1900 UTC (2pm EST) to Sunday 1900 UTC (2pm EST)

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

Modes:
CW, SSB, AM, FM, DStar, C4FM, DMR,

Packet, PSK, SSTV, RTTY, Olivia, Satellite, JS8Call

Suggested Frequencies:

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
160m-15m

28.400-28.425MHz

6m/VHF/UHF – adjacent to national simplex channels

Entry categories:
Indoor: Operation from inside a remote, insulated, heated structure
Outdoor: Operation from a location partly or fully exposed to the elements
Home: Operation from inside a home or inside another structure attached to a home

Entry Class:
Number capable of simultaneous transmission

Exchange:
Combination of your “class” and “category” and ARRL/RAC section
BRARA example from HOME is “1H SFL”

QSO Points:
1 point per Phone QSO
2 points per CW & Digital QSO

Mode and Band Multipliers:
Count 1 multiplier for each mode operated per band.

Power Output Multipliers:
>100W = 1x
100W or less = 2x
QRP = 4x

Bonus points:
1500 points if no commercial used power in powering station
1500 points if operation is “Outdoors”
1500 points if operation is not a “Home” operation
1500 points for QSO via Satellite

Claimed Score Tabulation:
QSO Points x Power Output Multiplier x Band/mode multiplier + Bonus Points

Log submission DEADLINE:
Logs must be submitted to mailto:wfda@winterfieldday.com via email before 0000 UTC March 1st to be considered.

Please be sure to read the full rules procedure

Emailed Logs contains:
Subject line “WFD 23XX Log XXXXX” with XXXXX your callsign
Logs MUST be submitted as an attached Cabrillo File, not as an email text.

Questions:
Email question about WFD and please put “WFD Questions” in the subject line

QUESTIONS: Please email John.C N1QFH wirehead52@gmail.com

THANK YOU for being part of our team and participating in 2023 WFD!