Yep and Scott N3FJP has already made the
for his software for Field Day Sorry to take up
but here is what Scott has done
In case you haven't heard, Field Day 2020
is now a whole new ballgame!
Field Day Log 6.3 is Now Available!
Yesterday, ARRL announced a special waiver for Field Day 2020:
1) For Field Day 2020 only, Class D stations may work all
other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for
Field Day rule 4.6 defines Class D stations as “Home stations,”
including stations operating from permanent or licensed station
locations using commercial power. Class D stations ordinarily may
only count contacts made with Class A, B, C, E, and F Field Day
stations, but the temporary rule waiver for 2020 allows Class D
stations to count contacts with other Class D stations for QSO
2) In addition, for 2020 only, an aggregate club score will
be published, which will be the sum of all individual entries
indicating a specific club (similar to the aggregate score totals
used in ARRL affiliated club competitions).
Ordinarily, club names are only published in the results for Class
A and Class F entries, but the temporary rule waiver for 2020
allows participants from any Class to optionally include a single
club name with their submitted results following Field Day.
The full text of ARRL's announcement, with additional details is
I have updated the Field Day software to accommodate point scoring
for Delta station to Delta station QSOs. If you plan to operate
in a category other than Delta, version 6.2 is fine, but if you
will be operating in the Delta class, please upgrade to version
6.3. You will find version 6.3 here:
And the upgrade steps here:
As always, upgrades are free to registered users!
Field Day and Clubs!
I am very excited about ARRL's 2020 modification! While, Lord
willing, we will be able to share Field Day together at the same
location in 2021, the opportunity for clubs to experience a
contest weekend together virtually this time will be a new, fun
and exciting experience for many!
Lots of clubs, who are passionate about Field Day, haven't yet
experienced the joys of participating as a club in the many other
great contests we have to enjoy annually. The same techniques
that clubs will use this Field Day, in the social distancing
environment to stay together while apart, can be applied to ARRL
November Sweepstakes, ARRL International DX, CW World Wide DX and
many other contests.
Sharing contest weekends together virtually, as we each operate
from home with lots of fun, support and camaraderie, has taken
Amateur Radio joy and excitement to a whole new level for our
club! Regularly operating together virtually to turn in combined
club scores has thoroughly invigorated our group! I'm very glad
that many of you will be able to experience it for Field Day 2020!
Last time I wrote in more detail how our club shares contest
weekends together using tools like:
- The Virtual Clubhouse text chat room we set up on the free
Discord App: http://www.nemarc.org/clubhouse.html
- My free Club Score Processor, so you can see how your club is
doing individually and in total in real time:
- And I should have mentioned Zoom, which is new to us in the
last few months, but is an awesome tool for both impromptu and
scheduled virtual gatherings: https://www.zoom.us/
For lots more details, please see the How can our group enjoy
Field Day together virtually, while staying apart? section here:
And if you aren't currently participating with a club, find one or
Enjoy Field Day gang, and see how your club fairs in total
compared to our Northeast Maryland Amateur Radio Contest Society!
We are planning to bring it Field Day weekend! :)
I'm looking forward to working you!