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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

Bourque, N1SFE.


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
Bruce WB9WOZ
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.

For Local DARC Field Day info contact Bruce Tobias

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Video on YouTube courtesy of DARC member Bob Kriegseis WB9VGO

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