Field Day 2021 is over. The Batesville Area Radio Club setup atop Brock Mountain. Joe, WA5NFC, provided an excellent spot on his property. A big thanks to Greg, K5GNT, & Nate, W6NJB, who provided and setup all the radio equipment this year. We appriciate all those that helped out on Field Day. Espeically Nate, W6NJB, who braved the late night shift by himself. Pictures are worth more than words sometimes, below is a photo gallery of the many actiivties going on during our Field Day. Nate said the unofficial contact count was 619, but after other members of the club turn their contacts in it could be around a million or less. If you did not make it out, make sure to mark your calendar for next year! Happy Hamming!

FD 2021


space station fdThe Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) cross-band repeater will be available for ARRL Field Day, June 26 - 27. Contacts will count toward Field Day bonus points as satellite contacts and Field Day contacts. Field Day rules limit stations to one contact on any single-channel FM satellite. Note that contacts made during Field Day by ISS crew would only count for contact credit, but not for satellite bonus points. ISS cross-band repeater contacts are also valid AMSAT Field Day satellite contacts.

The ARISS cross-band repeater uplink is 145.990 MHz (67 Hz tone), with a downlink of 437.800 MHz. ARISS suggests that those unfamiliar with the ISS repeater may want to practice with it prior to Field Day.

ARISS had planned to switch modes to the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) during the second week of June, but this won't happen until after the first ARISS school contact following ARRL Field Day. The ARISS ham station will be off-air during spacewalks on June 16 and June 20.

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