CAARC Participation in 2020 ARRL Field Day

Available to Class E Stations Home or Club Permanent Stations using a Power Source other than Commercial Power

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.

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

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

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 (ten messages). Copies of each message must be included with the Field Day report.

7.3.8. 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. This means an “alternate” energy source of power, such as solar, wind, methane or water. This includes batteries charged by natural means (not dry cells). The natural power transmitter counts as an additional transmitter. If you do not wish to increase your operating category, you should take one of your other transmitters off the air while the natural power transmitter is in operation. A separate list of natural power QSOs should be submitted with your entry.

7.3.9. 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 (listed in this rules announcement).

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

Field Day Youth Participation:  A 20-point bonus (maximum of 100) for each participant age 18 or younger at your Field Day operation that completes at least one QSO. 

Coming next Submitting Your Entry

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