YCARS will be participating in Field Day this year, but we need to take some precautions to ensure we do not endanger anyone with the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting our area.
This year, you will have the ability to operate Field Day from home and have your contacts benefit the club. You will still get individual credit for your contacts. You will operate as a solo operator with the appriopriate designator (such as 1H). You will use your own personal callsign from home. But, when you submit your log, you will have the ability to associate your contacts towards a club. The club identifier you must specify is “York County SC Amateur Radio Society”. Please use that EXACT designator. There are at least two other YCARS clubs in the county, so we will be identified with SC in the name for the purposes of log submittal.
Please visit http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2020/2020%20Field%20Day%20Packet%20Rev%20a.pdf if you are unsure of how to operate Field Day, log, and submit your log after the event.
We will be operating from Westminster Park in Rock Hill again this year as a club. However, it is imperative that we follow state guidelines during the pandemic. We will be operating 2A. We will use W3SPC’s travel trailer as one operating station and Fort Mill EMS’ trailer for a second station. Radios and antennas will be provided. Please do not bring your own equipment if you operate from the park.
There will be a maximum of two people at an operating station at a time. If more than one person is in a trailer, we ask that masks be worn. All equipment that is physically touched will be disinfected between operators.
If you come to the park to socialize, please bring your own chair and maintain social distancing between club members.
We have online signups for the stations. Please signup and register for the timeslot(s) you want to operate and the appropriate station. One station will be on SSB and the other will be used for CW and digital contacts.
Please visit the following link to signup for operation at Westminster Park.
Yes, Field Day will be quite a bit different this year due to the ongoing pandemic. We certainly appreciate everyone cooperation during this time.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Steve, W3SPC, at W3SPC@ycars.org.