Field Day 23, 24 & 25 June.

Field Day 2017 “The Big List”

Dates & Schedule

NORAC Club Meeting & Final Field Day Planning Meeting, Thursday June 15th. The People Place, downstairs, starting at 7:30pm.

Setup Friday June 23rd. Starting after 5:00pm (10:00 UTC)

Field Day Event - Saturday June 24th - Sunday June 29th

Pot Luck Supper - Starting at 4pm on Saturday June 24th 

Teardown Sunday June 25th after noon.


Contact Information

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I monitor VE7RIP 147.040 most of the time, try calling me there.

My home number is (250) 549-4318 (with voicemail)

My personal cell is (250) 309-4763 (phone, text, voicemail)


Tasks (Volunteers Required!) (Items in yellow still need action)

Cranky - Insurance - Grace VE7IGB completed

Cranky - Transport – Rick VA7EM & Bob

Cranky - Setup and Teardown – 

Generator Fuel - Bob VE7EZI

Station #1 - Club Yaesu FT990 – Bob VE7EZI (has possession of transceiver)

Logging - Aaren VA7AEJ (see Aaren’s recent emails re: logging programs/computers)

Contest Points Submission -  Any takers?

Shelter - The People Place large tent - Aaren VA7AEJ (10x10 from The People Place) - Bug Screen Tent - Bob VE7EZI 

Station Supplies - Tables, chairs?

Plywood for solid flooring. (Bob EZI no longer has the plywood – need at least two sheets – 4 preferable – D grade ok)

Headphones, clipboards, club straight key, and pen's, etc. - Bob VE7EZI

Extra Points, media coverage, GOTA, Novice station, etc. -

Official Photographer – 

Backup Generator -

Addiitonal Radio Gear (Backup) – (Aaren VA7AEJ) Bob EZI can provide FT857 if needed



Our host is Ralph VA7NU

Location #3780 Murray Drive, Armstrong BC.

RV's and camping is welcome, please contact ________ for info on the site.



24 Hour ARRL Field Day Contest

BBQ & Beer - Friday evening for setup crew.

Club BYOE (Bring your own everything) Dinner & Social - Saturday evening for the entire club, family and guests. BBQ provided. (Club can provide, buns, butter, condiments Bob & Grace)

Camp fire, music, anyone play any suitable instruments, anyone wanna provide recorded music via boombox or otherwise?

Radio Projects? Anyone have any ideas?


Saturday Social & Supper

It is hoped that this event will be seen as an opportunity for a pleasant summer get-together for Hams (the winter get-together being the Christmas gathering)

Volunteer Organizer - Bob VE7EZI

Scheduled start time is approx 4:00pm on the Saturday

Bring your own food.

Bring your own drinks/beverages

Bring your own seating

Ralph has a BBQ on his deck, as well those with RV's in attendance might also have additional grills.



Contest Schedule

Pick a couple timeslots and contact (Aaren to sign-up). 

Operators normally work in pairs for some company and help with the logging.

Contest rules state no equipment setup should begin before 0:00 UTC  (Friday 5pm PST)

Let Bob or Aaren know which slots you might be able to fill – multiple hours okay, but suggest not more than 2 hrs per set of operators – it gets hard sitting there. Amount of operating will depend on number of ops.


11am - 12noon (1800 UTC)

12noon - 1pm -

1pm - 2pm

2pm - 3pm

3pm - 4pm

4pm - 5pm

5pm - 6pm

6pm - 7pm

7pm - 8pm

8pm - 9pm

9pm - 10pm

10pm - 11pm

11pm - 12midnight (0600)

12midnight - 1am (0600 UTC)

1am - 2am

2am - 3am

3am - 4am

4am - 5am

5am - 6am

6am - 7am

7am - 8am

8am - 9am-

9am - 10am-

10am - 11am (1800 UTC Event Ends for pre-setup stations)

11am - 12noon

12noon - 1pm

1pm - 2pm (2100 UTC End)