overhead drone picture of field day setup

Field Day 2018

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:

100% Emergency power300
Media Publicity100
Public Location100
Public Information Table100
NTS message to ARRL SM/SEC100
W1AW Field Day Message100
Formal NTS messages handled – No.=990
Natural power QSOs completed100
Site Visit by invited elected official100
Youth participation
  Youth operators=8
  Youth participants=8
GOTA Bonus80
Submitted via the Web50
Educational activity100
Social media100
Safety officer100
Total Bonus Points1,620

Score Summary:

Total QSOs62273717
Total Points12441467172107  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:

Equipment Inventory:

Talk-in: Rochester 146.625- (PL:100)

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 1×1 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!

This page is the responsibility of the Field Day Chairperson.