West Central Florida Section Field Day Caravan 2022
22nd ANNUAL FIELD DAY CARAVAN INFORMATION
WCF SECTION FIELD DAY CARAVAN 2022 Information:
Date: Saturday 6/25/22
Mike Douglas W4MDD, Section Manager, and Jimmy Russ AB4KA, Assistant Section Manager.
Latest Caravan Position:
You can track the progress of the caravan, once it is underway via APRS at W4MDD-5. Being this is being directed iGated to the internet everyone can follow the caravan via the APRS FI website: https://aprs.fi/#!call=a%2FW4MDD-5
Caravan Tentative Itinerary:
The caravan will follow an approximate south to north path this year: At the present time, this is the planned travel itinerary. However, the order of the stops could change due to unforeseen circumstances (traffic difficulties, road conditions, weather, etc.).
The caravan will start in the morning hours on Saturday June 25, 2022 in Desoto County and end up late in the evening on Saturday June 25, 2022 in Polk County.
ARRL FIELD DAY RULES
RADIOGRAMS TO THE SECTION MANAGER – INFORMATION
METHODS TO BRING YOUR RADIOGRAM FOR THE SECTION MANAGER OR OTHER FIELD DAY TRAFFIC.
Note: Darrell Davis KT4WX, Assistant Section Manager, will act as liaison for NTS radiograms for our Section Manager for these nets and via Winlink.
- Florida Phone Traffic Net (FPTN) – 0700 EDT – 3940 KHz.
- Tropical FAST Net (TFN) – 1800 EDT – 3940 KHz.
- Eagle Net – Field Day Special Session – 2000 EDT – NI4CE Repeater System – http://www.ni4ce.org.
- Winlink – You may send them via Winlink 2000 to Darrell Davis KT4WX at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be delivered shortly after receiving them.
SAMPLE SECTION MANAGER NTS RADIOGRAM.
GUIDELINES FOR SENDING THE SECTION MANAGER YOUR FIELD DAY MESSAGE
Here are some guidelines to remember when sending our Section Manager your Field Day message for 100 bonus points on Field Day:
- Must originate on amateur radio RF: You can use any frequency, as long as it is on the amateur radio frequencies. For example you can use an amateur radio repeater or simplex, analog voice, Fusion, DMR, D-Star, etc., to send your message. However you cannot use an digital voice hotspot such as NanoSpot, OpenSpot, etc., as these do not use RF to get the message off of the Field Day site.
- The message must originate during the Field Day period: The key here is ORIGINATED. As long as the message is ORIGINATED during the period, it is allowed. It does not have to be delivered during the period, only originated. Section Managers sometimes get messages that were originated during the Field Day period immediately following the conclusion of the Field Day period.
- Submit a electronic or hard copy of the ARRL Radiogram: Do not forget to submit an electronic copy or hard copy (depending upon how you submit your logs) of the ARRL Radiogram that you sent to our Section Manager with your Field Day logs when submitting them to the ARRL to receive the 100 bonus points for the Radiogram.