Winter Field Day 2024

Winter Field Day 2024

2024 Winter Field Day is upon us! The Wayne Amateur Radio Club will be participating again this year from the com. center. The contest starts at 2pm on Saturday January 27th and is over at 2pm on Sunday January 28th. We will begin setup no later than noon on Saturday but will likely arrive to the com center closer to 11:00 am. Our event is open to any one that wants to participate, club membership or a license is not necessary. We will have control operators on site for anyone that is unlicensed or doesn’t have a general or extra class license so they are able to operate. We typically go home Saturday night some time after 10pm and return Sunday around 8am. Depending on how active the bands are Sunday, we often times start cleaning up before 2 PM. If you plan to come between those times check on our 2 meter repeater or call/text Aaron @ 330-749-9601.

Our Stations

Stations: Minimum of 3 but if the stars align as many as 5.
Modes: Phone, CW, and digital
Radios: We will likely have a mixture of radios to include Icom 7300, Icom 7100, as well as Yaesu FT710.
Logging/digital: N3FJP Winter Field Day software and Fldigi for digital

If you plan to operate and have your own headset you are welcome to bring them. We always have headsets but depending on the amount of operators and people wanting to monitor, we sometimes run short. We can always use more CW operators. If that’s you, bring your favorite key and help improve our score.

Location

Location: Com Center where meetings are held.
Address: 138 Oldman Road Wooster, OH (SW corner of oldman and burbank Rd.
GPS: 40.83561791389781, -81.93979924490473

What is Winter Field Day?

From the Winter Field Day Website
“Winter Field Day is a communications exercise. WFD is held on the last full weekend in January. WFD can be worked from the comfort of your home or in a remote location. You can participate by yourself or get your friends, family, or whole club involved. Winter Field Day is open to participants worldwide. Amateur radio operators may use frequencies on the HF, VHF, or UHF bands and are free to use any mode that can faithfully transmit the required exchange intact. Similar to the ARRL’s Field Day, bonus points are earned in several ways, including using non-commercial power sources, operating from remote locations, satellite contacts, and more.”