ARRL to Extend Field Day Rule Waivers from 2020,
Add Class D and E Power Limit
The COVID19 pandemic modified ARRL Field Day rules from
2020 will continue this June with the addition of a power limit
imposed on Class D (Home Stations) and Class E (Home
StationsEmergency Power) participants. The news from the
ARRL Board’s Programs and Services Committee comes as many
clubs and groups are starting preparations for Field Day in
earnest. Field Day 2021 will take place June 26 – 27.
“This early decision should alleviate any hesitancy that radio clubs
and individual Field Day participants may have with their planning
for the event,” said ARRL Contest Program Manager Paul
For Field Day 2021:
• Class D stations may work all other Field Day stations,
including other Class D stations, for points. This year, however,
Class D and Class E stations will be limited to 150 W PEP output.
• An aggregate club score will be published — just as it was
done last year. The aggregate score will be a sum of all individual
entries that attributed their score to that of a specific club.
ARRL Field Day is one of the biggest events on the amateur radio
calendar. Last summer, a record 10,213 entries were received.
“With the greater flexibility afforded by the rules waivers,
individuals and groups will still be able to participate in Field Day,
while still staying within any public health recommendations and/or
requirements,” Bourque said.
The preferred method of submitting entries after Field Day is via
the web applet. The ARRL Field Day rules include instructions on
how to submit entries, which must be submitted or postmarked by
Tuesday, July 27, 2021.
The ARRL Field Day web page contains for complete rules and
entry forms, as well as any updated information as it becomes
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ARRL Field Day 2020 took place Sat & Sun
June 27, 28. It will likely be remembered as "The Covid Field Day" because of all the adaptations that had to be made by just about everyone with relatively short notice.
And thanks to
Here are the results:
Field Day 2020
DuPage ARC Score 13,359 Participants-20
Field Day 2019
W9DUP Score 6,856 Class-7A QSOs-1,605
Breakdown of Club member submitted logs
Call Score Class QSOs
W9ZV 2,490 1D 610
WB9UGX 1,854 1D 426
AC9NQ 1,850 1D 450
KA9BHD 1,828 1D 448
W9XS 1,798 1C 387
K9EW 754 1D 101
WB9WOZ 494 2D 114
KC9JBU 490 1D 110
KG9R 304 1D 127
N9DMS 264 1D 107
N9IZU 254 1D 52
KD9MQV 158 2D 54
N9QGV 142 1D 46
N9SXF 140 1D 45
N9NWA 84 1D 17
K9LEZ 72 1D 11
W9TAM 72 2D 11
KE9MC 154 1D 52
K9ROM 91 1D 41
K9FEH 66 1D 16
Total 13,359 3116
Just for reference of other local clubs
Bolingbrook ARS Score 3,518 Participants-8
York RC Score-13,206 Participants-14
If you took any PHOTOS or shot any VIDEO
of your set up, please send them along and we will post them like we do every year! Send to
If you have a huge video file, email me at N9DMS@ARRL.NET and we'll work out a way to get your video files to me for posting!
ARRL Field Day is the largest on-the-air operating event in Amateur Radio. It draws tens of thousands to the airwaves each year, bringing new and experienced hams together for a weekend of fun! Each year over 35,000 amateurs gather with their clubs, friends or simply by themselves to operate.
ARRL Field Day is not a fully adjudicated contest, which explains much of its popularity. It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, most groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to local elected community leaders, key individuals with the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar.
OBJECTIVE: To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.
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