CAARC Participation in 2020 ARRL Field Day

Bonuses available to Class B one or two-person portable stations

You may participate in any of the following, or none:

100% Emergency Power: 100 points per transmitter classification (as stated in your Field Day Exchange) if all contacts are made only using power source completely independent from commercial mains for all transceivers and any computers creating signals to be transmitted.

Media Publicity: 100 bonus points may be earned for attempting to obtain publicity from the local media. Documentation is required.

Public Location: 100 bonus points for physically locating the Field Day operation in a public place (i.e. shopping center, park, school campus, etc). The intent is for amateur radio to be on display to the public.

Public Information Table: 100 bonus points for a Public Information Table at the Field Day site. The purpose is to make appropriate handouts and information Available to Class the visiting public at the site. A copy of a visitor’s log, copies of club handouts or photos is sufficient evidence for claiming this bonus. Anthony K8ZT suggests laminated pamphlets at a table somewhat removed from the operation.

Message Origination to Section Manager: 100 bonus points for origination of a formal message to the ARRL RAC Section Manager or Section Emergency Coordinator by your group from its site.

Message Handling: 10 points for each formal message originated, relayed or received and delivered during the Field Day period, up to a maximum of 100 points (up to ten messages).

Satellite QSO: 100 bonus points for successfully completing at least one QSO via an amateur radio satellite during the Field Day period.

Alternate Power: 100 bonus points for Field Day groups making a minimum of five QSOs without using power from commercial mains or petroleum driven generator. More about this later because it applies to more than one class.

W1AW Bulletin: 100 bonus points for copying the special Field Day bulletin transmitted by W1AW (or K6KPH) during its operating schedule during the Field Day weekend.

Site Visitation by an elected governmental official: One (1) 100-point bonus may be claimed if your Field Day site is visited by an elected government official as the result of an invitation issued by your group.

Site Visitation by a representative of an agency: One (1) 100-point bonus may be claimed if your Field Day site is visited by a representative of an agency served by ARES in your local community as the result of an invitation issued by your group.

Web submission: A 50-point bonus may be claimed by a group submitting their Field Day entry via the web site.

Field Day Youth Participation: For a 1-person Class B station, a 20-point bonus is earned if the operator is age 18 or younger. For a 2-person Class B station, a 20-point bonus is earned for each operator age 18 or younger (maximum of 40 points.) Keep in mind that Class B is only a 1 or 2-person operation. This bonus does not allow the total number of participants in Class B to exceed 1 or 2.

Coming soon (after a few more Bonuses posts) Reporting

Background, official rules, and many hints can be found at .

ARRL’s official Field Day site is .

Comments or questions to Paul VA6MPM (find his email on, or John VA6SJA, .

John VA6SJA and Paul VA6MPM