Winter Field Day 2023
January 28-29 @  Harry Browne Airport

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The Winter Field Day will be held at Harry Browne Airport beginning at 2 PM on Saturday January 28, 2023.  This will be a combined ARES and SVARA event and is open to all operators.  Like the summer field day, we will have multiple stations operating from the airport conference room of the terminal building.  We are planning to man the stations for as long as possible depending on the weather.  Those interested in operation a station, please contact Ron Huss, KC8YVF at

NOTE: antanna setup area will be next to the west side of the airport terminal building.  Will can utilize the fence post for attaching our antenna lines. Operators please keep this in mind when determining your best solution for your antenna setup.

Setup will begin at 10 AM

The 2023 Winter Field Day will be held from 1900 UCT 2:00 EST) Saturday January 28, 2023 through 1900 UCT (2:00 EST) Sunday January 29, 2023.

The object of the event is familiar to most Amateur Radio operators: set up emergency-style communications and make as many contacts as possible during the 24 hour period. The rules encourage as many contacts on as many bands and modes as possible, because during a real emergency, the most important factor is the ability to communicate, regardless of band, mode, distance or weather.

The official rules can be found at Winter Field Day web site and the event is open to all amateurs.

Contest Results:

CW:  22
Phone: 37
Digital: 45
Multipliers: 12
Total Points: 3,552

SOAPBOX: 500 points for not using commercial power.
SOAPBOX: 500 points for setting up away from home.
SOAPBOX: 500 points for setting antennas just for Winter Field Day

Log Submitted: WFD Log File


CW - Dave W8DW
Digital - Tom N8EUI
Digital - Fred KE8QCO
Digial - Rick KC8VOA

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