ARRL Field Day

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Saturday & Sunday, June 22 – 23, 2024

For the 2025 (next year) Field Day we are looking for a person to take over as General Chairman. How to plan is well documented in writing and assisted by spreadsheets and batch files. Having participated in a recent Field Day would be helpful. Contact Jon if interested.

W9ATG Field Day Chairperson contact email:

What is ARRL Field Day?

Operating Bands and Rules

The Hancock Amateur Radio Club will be on the air during ARRL Field Day 2024 operating two HF transceivers and identifying as W9ATG, 2 Alpha, Indiana. We will also have a GOTA (Get On The Air) HF Station set up for any unlicensed visitor who would like to stop by and participate in this yearly event and learn more about the capabilities of Amateur Radio.

Our remote operating site this year will be behind St. Michael School located at 519 Jefferson Blvd, Greenfield, IN 46140, next to the soccer fields.
Stop by and visit us anytime between 2:00 pm Saturday and 2:00 pm Sunday. See below for detailed schedule.

Some activities that visitors can participate in or observe are…..

  • Setup of Transceivers, Antennas, Off Grid Power, and Logging Computers
  • Satellite Tracking & Communication System
  • Solar Panel / Charge Controller Setup
  • Radio Operators exchanging information with other stations throughout the USA & Canada
  • Informative Display on Amateur Radio Activities and How To Get Licensed

General Schedule June 21-23

FRIDAY – June 21st

  • Meet at the EOC at 17:00
  • load up the tent and poles
  • Travel to the FD site and set up the tent.

SATURDAY – June 22nd

  • Saturday: 07:30 Setup start at the EOC:
    • Load equipment into vehicles at the EOC.
    • Deliver equipment to FD site.
  • Saturday: 08:00 at FD Site:
    • First priorities, set up tables in tent, run power to tent, start antenna setup.
    • Second priority, setup radios, computers, network
  • Saturday: 12:00 Lunch
  • Saturday: 13:00 Tech Talk
  • Saturday: 14:00 Begin Operating
  • Saturday: 18:00 Supper

SUNDAY – June 23rd

  • Sunday: 00:00 Snack (Pizza)
  • Sunday: 07:00 Breakfast (eggs and sausage)
  • Sunday: 12:00 Lunch
  • Sunday: 14:00 End Operating begin tear down.
  • Return HARC and any Homeland Security equipment to the EOC.

Field Day Leads and helpers:

(click on item for responsibilities and checklists) Please volunteer to help as lead or helper.


  • Saturday 12:00 Sean’s wife, Sloppy Joes
  • Saturday 18:00 need volunteer or go to town
  • Sunday 00:00 snack pizza
  • Sunday 07:00 Jon , Eggs and sausages
  • Sunday 12:00 PM need volunteer or go to town

Information for Operators

Instructions: What to do when you set down at the station, what to do for each mode, and what to do when you leave the station.

Time slot signup Rules that HARC has set up for who can sign up for operating times and when they can do it.

Making Contacts: Contains instructions on how to use the function keys to transmit CW and SSB and the ESM logging mode.

Field Day Planning

  • Equipment (who is bringing what) Green indicates the person has agreed to bring the item. Yellow means awaiting confirmation that the person can bring it item, Red means we need the item but no one has volunteered to bring it yet, and blue indicates we will not need that equipment this year.

Food: Unless someone steps up to prepare food on site everyone is responsible for their own food. You can bring your own or go into town.

Pictures from previous Field Days

Previous W9ATG Results with N9TT GOTA Station

Number of Visitors Operating ClassOutput Power LevelPower SourceTotal ScoreCW QSO’SDigital QSO’sPhone QSO’sTotal QSO’sBonus Points

The club owns 3 Yaseau FTDX10 Transceivers that are used for Field Day activities