ARRL FD22 LogoRadio Club of Tacoma will be back in the field this summer at our usual site:  the southeastern portion of the Western State Hospital campus, directly across from Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood.

The open field will be used to set up three 50-foot AB-577 towers supporting 3-element 20M monobanders for phone and CW and a 5-element 15M monobander.  A 5-element 10M monobander will be supported by an extension ladder.  A sprinkling of 100-foot fir towers, which nature clearly intended to support wire antennas, will hold up our eastward-firing 3-element wire yagi (and separately-fed catenary N/S dipole) for 40M at about 60 feet along with an 80M inverted vee at 75-90 feet (depending on how the line shooting goes).  All stations will be housed in a 20x30-foot shelter beside the central fir tree.  Our kitchen, eating and gathering shelter will be set up in a convenient grove of smaller trees near the road.



Station Manager
80 Mike W7MKE
40 Warren NG7G
20 phone Mike W7XTZ
20 CW Dan KD7SV
10 Gary WG7X
vhf/uhf t/b/d

Hopes are high for good conditions this year as solar cycle 25 exceeds expectations. 

Our usual camp chefs W7PFU and K7HTU, along with WB7EC and other helpers, will keep us well fed during the weekend.  AD7AB will set up 2M and 440 FM stations supporting repeater demo, talk-in and site-tactical communications.

Field Day Resources

The ARRL Field Day website

The ARRL Field Day 2023 packet (rules, schedules, safety, hints, etc.)

List of ARRL sections (some differences in Canadian sections this year)

Standard ITU phonetics


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