Field Day 2018

Schaeffer Academy location

The Rochester Amateur Radio Club hosted a Field Day event at Schaeffer Academy June 23-24th, open to the public from Noon to 9PM on Saturday, and from 9AM to Noon Sunday.

Field Day is ham radio's open house! Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Members of the public are welcome to come and learn about Ham Radio with voice, digital, morse/cw, and mobile stations being operated, and even try it out as guest radio operators under expert guidance at our "Get On The Air" station during this free event!

Field Day 2018 Flyer: Download PDF

2018 Scores: Claimed Score = 4,214

Call Used: K0Z     GOTA Station Call: W0CAY     ARRL/RAC Section: MN     Class: 3A

Participants: 62     Club/Group Name: Rochester Amateur Radio Club

Power Source(s): Generator, Battery, Solar

Power Multiplier: 2X

Bonus Points:

Description Points
100% Emergency power 300
Media Publicity 100
Public Location 100
Public Information Table 100
NTS message to ARRL SM/SEC 100
W1AW Field Day Message 100
Formal NTS messages handled - No.=9 90
Natural power QSOs completed 100
Site Visit by invited elected official 100
Youth participation
  Youth operators=8
  Youth participants=8
GOTA Bonus 80
Submitted via the Web 50
Educational activity 100
Social media 100
Safety officer 100
Total Bonus Points 1,620

Score Summary:

  CW Digital Phone Total
Total QSOs 622 73 717  
Total Points 1244 146 717 2107   Claimed Score = 4,214


Setup for Field Day will begin on Friday Afternoon, with operations starting at Noon on Saturday, through Noon on Sunday.

The location this year will be at the Schaeffer Academy (near Fire Station #2, east of Century High School), at 2700 Schaeffer Ln NE, Rochester, MN 55906

Operator Sign Up and Hourly Schedule:

Equiptment Inventory:


Talk-in: Rochester 146.625- (PL:100)K0Z

Friday June 22: Setup begins around Noon (Trailers to arrive ~2PM)

Saturday June 23 1pm CDT - Sunday June 254h 1pm CDT, Operation

Open to the public: 12PM-9PM Saturday, 9AM-12PM Sunday


RARC 1x1 Field Day Call Sign K0Z, class: 3A, Section: MN



GOTA Station Lead: W0STV
SSB Station Lead: KE0EMJ
CW Station Lead: KC2D
DIGI Station Lead: AB0BW
Rovers: KC0P
Bonus Points: K0VH
Safety Officer: AB0BW
Tech Team: KC0CJP/KC0NPF



Contact Collin AA0CN with any questions!

FD Draft Layout


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