Field Day 2022

Press Release

Was published June 9, 2022, in Village News.

The Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club will be participating in Field Day 2022, an emergency preparedness exercise, Saturday, June 25, 11 AM till Sunday, June 26, 11 AM. The public and ham radio operators are invited to visit our site at Frazier Elementary School’s athletic field, 1835 Gum Tree Lane, in Fallbrook.

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The premise of Field day is to prove that in an emergency amateur radio operators or “hams” are capable of setting up radio stations in the field and by using portable antennas and emergency power (generators, batteries, solar) they are able to contact as many other groups around North America doing the same thing. There are expected to be over 40,000 participants in Field Day. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

During emergencies and natural disasters normal modes of communication such as telephones, cell phones and the internet usually become overloaded and fail. Amateur Radio radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Amateur Radio is well-known for our communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations.

The club also assists in community events such as the Fallbrook Avocado Festival and parades.

During the Lilac Fire, the Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club’s repeaters (repeaters re-transmit radio signals to extend range) were used by local radio operators with vantage points from at home or mobile, observing the fire and road conditions, to provide supplementary information to North County Fire, and to provide verified information from North County Fire from a radio operator stationed at headquarters. The radio transmissions could have been heard with a radio scanner or with a smart phone app or computer, from audio streamed via the internet. Information at:

Amateur radio operators must pass exams that test their knowledge of electronics and communication procedures in order to get licensed by the FCC. Once licensed they are issued a unique call sign and have earned the privilege to use frequencies in the radio spectrum that are allocated for the amateur radio Service. Some of these frequencies are for short-range communications while others are capable of contacts over distances of thousands miles. There are over 776,000 licensed hams in the United States.

Even if you are not a licensed amateur, come on out to Field Day and see what it’s all about. There will be plenty of experienced and friendly people to show you around and perhaps guide you through an on air contact.

Village News Pictures

June 30, 2022
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Submission To ARRL

Field Day Call: N6FQ
Club or Group Name: Fallbrook Amateur Radio Club
Number of Participants: 46
Transmitter Class: 3
Entry Class: A
Power Sources Used: Generator, Solar
ARRL Section: SDG-San Diego
Total CW QSOs: 4  Points: 8
Total Digital QSOs: 0  Points: 0
Total Phone QSOs: 178  Points: 178
Total QSO Points: 186
Max Power Used: 100 Watts
Power Multiplier: x 2
Claimed QSO Score: 372
Bonus Points:
    300 100% Emergency Power (3 xmttrs)
    100 Alternate Power (solar)
    100 Set-up in a Public Place (School)
    100 Public Information Table (photo included)
    100 Social Media (Facebook)
    100 Media Publicity (Village News)
    100 Safety Officer Bonus
     50 Web Submission Bonus
     20 Field Day Youth Participation
    Total Bonus Points Claimed:   970
    Total Claimed Score:         1342

QSO Breakdown by Band and Mode
        ----CW----  --Digital-  ---Phone--
  Band  QSOs   PWR  QSOs   PWR  QSOs   PWR
   160     0     0     0     0     0     0
    80     0     0     0     0     3   100
    40     0     0     0     0    81   100
    20     0     0     0     0    61   100
    15     0     0     0     0    16   100
    10     0     0     0     0     1   100
     6     4   100     0     0    12   100
     2     0     0     0     0     4   100
   220     0     0     0     0     0     0
   440     0     0     0     0     0     0
  1200     0     0     0     0     0     0
   sat     0     0     0     0     0     0
Totals     4   100     0     0   178   100

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