Field Day 2012 Report

4 May

Victoria New Horizons Amateur Radio Club and the Victoria Short Wave Club joined with West coast Amateur Radio Association for Field Day this year. The location was Saanich Historical Artifacts Society, 7321 Lochside Dr. Victoria BC Canada.

Field Day Video Released by Christopher ve7alb. CLICK HERE.

It was wet, but very interesting. The T-Bird club had 66 T-Birds out, down from their estimated 100. Might have been the liquid sunshine that caused that. There was very good cooperation with them and us using the space, with their interest in Amateur radio and our interest in the beautiful cars it added to the enjoyment. Because the car club was there a count was not kept of the general public. A conservative guess would be about 150 people from the general public.  There were about 50 Hams there over the 2 days, and about 35 people out for the barbecue supper.

Now the best part:

  • CW contacts 357
  • Voice (phone) 183
  • There were also contacts on digital, 6-m and 2-m.

Heritage acres has been booked again for next year as it is a very good location for amateur radio.  Click here for the WARA Field Day Page to see reports and pictures of 2011 Field Day. 73 VE7GOF, Co-chair Field day Committee

Victoria New Horizons Amateur Radio Club and the Victoria Short Wave Club are joining with West coast Amateur Radio Association for Field Day this year. The location will be the same as the last few years, Saanich Historical Artifacts Society, 7321 Lochside Dr. Victoria BC Canada

 

Field Day 2012 Vancouver IslandField Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. Field Day 2012 will be held June 23-24, 2012. The objective is to work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-m 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.

  • Set-up time: Approximately 9 AM Saturday June 23
  • We will be operating HF voice, CW and 2 meter Simplex. (Also, Hans VE7OES and Al VE7BEU will be trying some digital)
  • Bar-B-Que dinner will be served at about 5 PM Saturday
  • Tear Down of the site will be noon Sunday June 24

Anyone interested in setting up, operating on the radios, logging, or tearing down are encouraged to come out and enjoy yourself. Families are most welcome as there is lots of area for taking walks, children to run around and looking at what the Artifacts Society displays and facilities. Field Day contact: Jim Chew ve7gof at shaw dot ca

SPECIAL NOTE ON PARKING: Between 10 AM and 2 PM on Saturday there will be a problem with parking, as the T-Bird Car Club will be out there. It is requested that all cars coming in during these hours park in the parking lot and walk in from there.

Click here for the WARA Field Day Page to see reports and pictures of 2011 Field Day.