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Author Topic: New to Field Day -- Question  (Read 1906 times)
K9BAY
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« on: June 26, 2010, 01:01:22 PM »

New to Field Day here..

I read through the ARRL rules for Field Day.  I am basically a D (Delta) working from the home station with no power restrictions.  

My question is, I hear reports of 4A for the field day QSO.  The call was a K4 station (region 4). Is that the reason he used the 4 in the 4A, the A (Class A - Battery) Club / non-club portable... was identifying his region?

I also heard a N2, who gave a report of 2E, again is the 2 for the region, and E represents (Class E) Home stations - Emergency power...  

For my call, would I report 9D in my QSO? 9 for the region, D for (Class D) Home stations:  Or am I not interpreting this correctly?

Update: I just heard a W3 station report 24 A MDC?? Where can I find the translation for this?

Thanks!

Barry K9BAY



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N5XTR
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 02:27:19 PM »

The first number depends on the number of transmitters you have in operation.  If it is just you operating from home, it is 1D.  4A is four transmitters at a club.  2E is two home station transmitters on emergency power.

The class is the letter
A - Club
B - battery power
c - mobile
d - home station on commercial power
e - home station on emergency power (solar, battery, generator etc.)
F - I have to look this one up so for now it stands for "I Forgot"

HIHI
73
Joel - N5XTR
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Joel ~ N5XTR
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 02:27:38 PM »


www.arrl.org/files/file/2010%20Rules.pdf

".....5. Exchange: Stations in ARRL / RAC sections will exchange their Field Day operating Class and ARRL / RAC
section. Example: a three transmitter class A station in Connecticut which also has a GOTA station and the extra
VHF station would send "3A CT" on CW or "3 Alpha Connecticut" on Phone. DX stations send operating class and
the term DX (i.e. 2A DX).
......"

If you're 1 transmitter,  at home, on commercial power,  you're 1D  and your location



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K9BAY
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2010, 06:45:32 PM »

Thanks for the information. 

I was able to make a couple of contacts....

73, Barry
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