O.C.A.R.C.'s 2017 A.R.R.L. Field Day
June 23rd, 2017 (Fri) Starting at 9:00 AM: Setup
June 24th - 25th, 2017: Operations (Sat, Sun)

(Always the fourth full weekend in June)


This section is reserved for announcing the results of the 2017 OCARC W6ZE Field Day:

Notice: The 2017 ARRL Field Day is over. The results are being tabulated and will be posted here. We will be turning in a reasonable score that our members can be proud of!


The Orange County Amateur Radio Club, OCARC, will host their Field Day at the Walter Knott Education Center at 7300La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, CA. This year's Field Day site is at the same location we've used since 2009. The school is located immediately west of Knotts Berry Farm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Amateur radio operators are encouraged to bring their families. If you're a ham just visiting the area on business or vacation, you're welcome to join us.

The School District does not permit alcohol or tobacco to be used on the school premises. If you bring a dog assure it is on a leash; you are responsible to dispose of any waste by the dog.

Bring a copy of your ham license to FD to allow you your full license privileges.

Here are maps and a layout of the Field Day site:

Driving Instructions:

Directions to the Walter Knott Education Center in Buena Park:

The location of the OCARC FD on the school grounds can be reached by entering from La Palma into the school's East driveway. See the annotated FD map. The school grounds are behind the school buildings to the south.

Cell Phone Contact for Directions:

Tim Goeppinger N6GP will have his cell with him 714-875-2344


Construction of antennas and towers is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM (local time) on Friday June 23rd (while it is still cool).


Teardown will begin at the end of the 24 hour contest at 11 AM (local time) on Sunday June 25th.


The OCARC will be operating in Class “A”. The number of simultaneous transmitters we plan to be running is five, but is subject to change if necessary.

Technician class operators, this is your opportunity to work some HF bands with a relatively powerful station. If you are looking for inspiration to upgrade, this is your chance. Anyone can work the HF bands at a Field Day site with a properly licensed control operator present!

Field Day Call:

We will be using the Club call, W6ZE, for our general operations.
The GOTA station will be using the memorial club call sign of W6NGO.


2017 Band Captains and Teams:

Meals and Food:

Boy Scout Troop 440 will be providing meals at a fixed cost. This is a convenience to the club and a fund raiser for the Boy Scouts. Here is the meal plan:

Meal details will be released in the upcoming RF. At that time this page will also be updated.

Contest Rules:

2017 ARRL Field Day information, including: the FD Information Packet, Full Rules, Summary sheet, W1AW Bulletin Schedule, Logging Sheets, the FD Logo and much more is available on the Field Day page of the ARRL website in the months prior to Field Day.

Club Field Day History:

Here are links to past Club ARRL Field Day scores and sites:

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

This page last updated on 6 June 2017
OCARC S-Mail: P.O. Box 3454, Tustin, CA 92781-3454

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