SVARA Field Day 2024
June 22-23 @ Elmer Lange Park in Kochville Township

Field Day 2024

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The Amateur Radio Field Day is a time where Radio operators from all over North America (and some other countries too) set up portable radio stations and run them on emergency power.  Then they try to talk to as many other radio stations as possible.
Our Co-Chairs for this years event are Dave W8DW, Ron KC8YVF, Mike KD8MMH and Tom N8EUI. For more information, contact Ron at

SVARA Field Day 2024

The weekend June 22 and 23 is ARRL Field Day. SVARA will be participating in field day again this year. We will be at Elmer Lange Park in Kochville Township, this is off Mackinaw road behind the fire station about a half mile north of Tittabawassee Road. 

All are encouraged to come and participate. Station captains will be looking for loggers as well as operators. This is a fun event and a good time to get your feet wet operating HF. If you know someone that isnít licensed and would like to give it a try please bring them out, no age limit. If you are a technician class licensee you can give HF a try. You can come out and see SSB, CW and Digital stations in action.  

We will be starting setup about 9:00 AM Saturday morning and any help is welcome. Setup can give you a chance to learn about setting up a HF station and maybe give you some ideas about antennas that you can use on you own station. 

Field Day operations officially start at 2:00 PM Saturday and run till 2:00 PM on Sunday. Bring your tent and stay if you would like. This is a great time to get those radio question answered or just have a nice eyeball QSO.  

Sunday around Noon we will be taking down antennas and packing up gear and would appreciate any help with that if you can come out on Sunday. 

I hope to see you all this weekend.  

Station captains we will meet at the site on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM and pick station placement. If there is anything you need call me and Iíll see if I can help you out.
Donít forget to download the newest N3FJP field day software. The FD call will again be the club call K8DAC.

I hope to see everyone and hope that we all have a great Field Day. 
Ron KC8YVF and Dave W8DW


2024 Station Captains (as of 6/21/24)

Dave W8DW - CW all bands
John KB8PGW - CW all bands
Dave N4DBR - SSB
Tom N8EUI - Digital PSK31
Fred KE8QCO - Digital FT8





Field Day 2024 Log File

K8DAC's Contest Summary Report for ARRL-FD

Total Contacts = 783
Total Points = 1,402

Operating Period: 2024/06/22 18:07 - 2024/06/23 16:13

Total op time (breaks > 30 min deducted): 14:37:59
Total op time (breaks > 60 min deducted): 14:37:59

Avg Qs/Hr (breaks > 30 min deducted): 53.5

Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

Band    CW    Phone    Dig      Total      %
80        18       0           20        38          5
40        168     82         153      403       51
20        87       74         70         231       30
15        64       8           16         88         11
10        2         0           21         23         3
Total    339    164      280      783        100

Total Contacts by Country:

Country                     Total     %
USA                           728      93
Canada                       42        5
Puerto Rico                4         1
Argentina                   2         0
Dominican Republic  2         0
England                      1         0
European Russia        1         0
France                        1         0
Hawaii                       1         0

Total = 9

Total Contacts by Operator:

Operator                 Total   %
KB8PGW               245    31
KE8QCO                238    30
W8DW/K8DO        98      13
N4DBR                   96      12
KC8YVF/K8CQF  64      8
N8EUI                     42      5

States Contacted to follow

Field Day 2024 Map

Photos to follow


Field Day Video 2023 by Ron KC8YVF (you will need a video player like Media Player to view this video)
640 x 480 Video Size (458 MB)

Directions to Location:
Field Day is held at the Kochville Township Park.  The park is located off Kochville Roads between Mackinaw Rd and Center Roads.  The park is behind the Kochville Township offices and Fire Department on the west side of the road.

Elmer Lange Park