Field Day

Nashua ARC Members during Field Day

The annual ARRL Field Day Operation is perhaps our club’s most important event. Field Day is fundamentally about being prepared and trained to establish emergency communication in the event of a disaster or other public need. The Nashua Area Radio Club has a long and rich history of many successful Field Day operations. Our club provides multiple towers and beams and we will typically mount a 6 to 8 station effort operating SSB phone and CW on multiple bands.

Our 2016 Field Day Highlights Video 

Our 2016 Field Day Incident Commander was Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC. N1FD was 7A. We had a lot of fun and made quite a few contacts. The video above shows some highlights from our 2016 Field Day Operation. You can see a summary presentation about our 2016 Field Day operation here.

Our club’s performance improved this year. Here’s a summary comparing our 2016 and 2015 results –

Field Day Score Summary

Score Category20152016Change
Total Score7,2109,292+2,082
QSO Points5,5207,362+1,842
Bonus Points1,6901,930+240

A table of our 2016 Operating Results follow below.

2016 Field Day Results

Band and ModeNumber of Contacts
Total2,464
6m SSB97
15m SSB176
20m SSB192
40m SSB528
75m SSB228
15m CW37
20m CW612
40m CW524
80m CW41
GOTA Station25
Satellite Station3
70cm DATV Station1

You can view pictures from our 2016 Field Day Operations here.

In 2015, we were 8A. A summary of our 2015 Field Day Operating Results follows.

2015 Field Day Results

Band and ModeNumber of Contacts
Total1,798
6m SSB12
10m SSB52
15m SSB198
20m SSB163
40m SSB175
75m SSB236
15m CW135
20m CW524
40m CW229
80m CW57
GOTA Station17

You can view pictures from our 2015 Field Day Operations here.

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