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Calgary Amateur Radio Field Day 2018

  • 26 Jun 2018 9:19 AM
    Reply # 6343147 on 6149452
    Robert (Administrator)

     FD Score Summary Sheet

           Start Date : 2018-06-23

        CallSign Used : VE6NQ
          Operator(s) : VE6NR VE6KC VE6CCL VE6KZ VE6DXM VE6SCD VE6PDS

    Operator Category : MULTI-OP
                 Band : ALL
                Power : LOW
                 Mode : MIXED
     Default Exchange : 1A AB
           Gridsquare : DO31MM

                 Name : nil
              Address : CARA
                       PO BOX 30423
       City/State/Zip : CALGARY  AB  T2H 2W1
              Country : CANADA

         ARRL Section : AB
             Software : N1MM Logger V13.5.0

            Band  Mode  QSOs    Pts
               7  CW      33      66
               7  LSB      2      2
              14  CW      87     174
              14  USB     61      61
           Total  Both   183     303

                Score : 606
                  Rig :

             Antennas :

              Soapbox :

      I have observed all competition rules as well as all regulations
      established for amateur radio in my country. My report is
      correct and true to the best of my knowledge. I agree to be
      bound by the decisions of the Contest Committee.

      Date : 2018-06-24        Signature :

    see field day GALLERY

    Last modified: 26 Jun 2018 9:21 AM | Robert (Administrator)
  • 25 Jun 2018 10:17 PM
    Reply # 6342114 on 6149452

    Had to stay home Field Day weekend but had some fun operating as a 1D & was able to make 170+ Q's (and get some sleep too!).  Just sent in the log to ARRL:






    73 - Jim - VE6JF

  • 21 Jun 2018 7:25 PM
    Reply # 6331729 on 6149452
    Robert (Administrator)

    copy the . W1AW Bulletin and send an accurate copy of the message to and earn : 100 bonus points for VE6NQ. our field day station

    Listen for the 2018 W1AW FIELD DAY BULLETIN
    on these times and  frequencies during the weekend.


    CW 6:00 PM Mountain  14.0475, 18.0975 
    Digital 7:00 PM  Mountain  14.095, 18.1025
    Phone  7:45 PM  Mountain 7.290, 14.290

    CW 9:00 Mountain PM 1.8025, 3.5815, 7.0475


    CW 8:00 AM Mountain 1.8025, 3.5815, 7.0475

    Phone  9:00 Mountain  3.990, 7.290, 14.290

    CW 6:00 PM Mountain  7.0475, 14.0475, 18.0975

    Digital  7:00 PM Mountain

    Phone  7:45 Mountain 1.855, 3.990,

    CW 8:00 AM Mountain 1.8025, 3.5815, 7.0475

    Phone  9:00 AM Mountain 1.855, 3.990, 7.290

    Digital  10:00 AM  Mountain 14.095, 18.1025
    full schedule and details at

    Note: The Field Day bulletin must be copied via amateur radio.
  • 18 Jun 2018 9:08 PM
    Reply # 6320059 on 6293710
    Robert (Administrator)

    2018 Calgary Field Day is this weekend

    If you want to participate or help

    REGISTRAR for Calgary Field Day 2018 event

    The plan

    1. Comm Trailer will be delivered just after noon
    2. Preliminary set up till 3 PM
    3. Setup continues early Saturday morning
    4. Musium hours 9:00 till 5:00
    5. On air at noon SSB or CW for next 24hours 
    6. GOTA style 2 till 3
    7. CW run from 3 PM into the evening hours
    8. Night time operators still needed
    9. Sunday AM ,  SSB or CW  operator choice
    10. Tear down beginning at noon
    11. Hope to be all packed up by Two or so.

    All welcome  

    Last modified: 18 Jun 2018 9:10 PM | Robert (Administrator)
  • 07 Jun 2018 11:20 AM
    Reply # 6293710 on 6149452
    Robert (Administrator)
    Peter Barry wrote:

    Multi Club field day at Military Museum field.

    This will happen if YOU participate!  If interested, come to meeting at Saturday morning coffee klatch, Sunridge Mall food court 10:00 am, Sat, May 12

    It is now June 7th

    2018 ARRL Field Day is June 23-24


    NO LEADER per say but there are enough doers to make it happen.

    If you have want to participate or help

    REGISTRAR for Calgary Field Day 2018 event

    or  add your self to the group email list.

    Anyone with a gmail account can add themselves to the group by simply sending an email to

    They will receive a reply that they then must accept, the same as my inviting them as above.


    Last modified: 07 Jun 2018 11:24 AM | Robert (Administrator)
  • 30 May 2018 10:17 AM
    Reply # 6273263 on 6149452
    Peter LaGrandeur (Administrator)

    Want a jump start on Field Day which is later in June?  Here's chance to look at the CARA communication trailer ahead of time -

    On Friday morning, after 09:00, I will be monitoring VE6RYC as I prepare to take the communications trailer out to the proposed new HF site by DeWinton. 

    For those who want to see where the trailer is stored, and how it is hooked up to a vehicle, if properly equipped, I can do a demonstration.  Included in the demo will be how to use the MANDATORY electric trailer brakes on the trailer.

    If anyone cannot make it out to the HF site over the weekend, I can do a quick orientation on the trailer at the storage place before towing it away.

    Those interested can meet me at the Calgary West Campground office at 09:00 this Friday morning. Address:  221 101 St SW, Calgary

    If you are a bit late, call me on VE6RYC, and I can let you in at the locked storage gate which is 200 metres south of the campground office on 101 Street SW.

    Don't forget to review the trailer user manual "Technical Reference Manual" which is posted on-line on the CARA web site. 

    Are you an amateur radio operator but not a member of the Calgary Amateur Radio Club (CARA) yet?  It not necessary to be a member of CARA to come see the trailer or be a participant at the HF site over the weekend.

    Any other questions or comments, post them here, or contact me at .

  • 26 May 2018 2:58 PM
    Reply # 6265474 on 6149452
    Robert (Administrator)

    On 2018-05-26 12:16 PM, wrote: ​

    The following information is courtesy of the American Radio Relay League

    ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 40,000 Radio Amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.

    Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practise for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN! 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, other groups use the opportunity to practise their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to 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.

    The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions. We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fundraisers such as walk-a-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums – these are all large, preplanned, non-emergency activities.

    But despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems – or maybe because they ARE so complex – Amateur Radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Radio Amateurs are well known for our communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations.

    Contact your municipality for support, your news crews to drop by for important coverage to help raise the Amateur Radio profile within the community, and invite your government leaders to drop by your site.

    Don't forget to share your Field Day stories with us! We would love to hear about your Field Day activities and would be happy to consider them for publication in The Canadian Amateur magazine. Please send them to us by using our online "Members Stories" form or by sending it directly to

    Don't forget to follow Field Day on via Twitter using #ARRLFD and #RACFD and share your stories with RAC on Facebook at

    For more information visit:
    Alan Griffin
    RAC MarCom Director

    720 Belfast Road, #217
    Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z5

    613-244-4367, 1- 877-273-8304

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    Last modified: 26 May 2018 3:39 PM | Robert (Administrator)
  • 11 May 2018 1:06 PM
    Message # 6149452
    Peter Barry (Administrator)

    Multi Club field day at Military Museum field.

    This will happen if YOU participate!  If interested, come to meeting at Saturday morning coffee klatch, Sunridge Mall food court 10:00 am, Sat, May 12

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