We can safely say 2020 has NOT gone as anyone expected… and this year’s LARC Field Day is no exception. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be slacking off, the LARC board feels it still would not be prudent to hold a large scale event with many people in close quarters, sharing food and microphones etc.
So, instead of our usual group operation at the Kathleen Historical Society, we are encouraging people to operate at home. The ARRL has tweaked the rules for this year, to allow all stations to work each other. Normally, Class D home stations are not allowed to work other home stations – however, this year you can.
They have also added a feature to the log submission system to allow for “aggregate scoring.” This is similar to many other contests, where members from the same club can count their scores together for a club competition. This way, even though we will be operating from home, we can still be scored as a club.
- Operate from home, or in small groups with people you’re comfortable with
- Submit your log and mark your club as “Lakeland ARC”
- Send in photos of your own mini-field day operation! You can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the full list of 2020 rules variations at http://www.arrl.org/temporary-rule-waivers-for-arrl-field-day-2020
Have fun, and stay safe.