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We will be operating in the 2A Field Day category. The main stations will be on phone and cw. In addition, we will have a VHF Station, a GOTA (Get on the Air) Station and a Satellite Station.
All stations, except the GOTA station, will use the club callsign W1NVT. The callsign of the GOTA station will be W1PU.
The operation will run from 2pm Friday until 6pm Sunday.
We will be on the air from 2pm Saturday until 2pm Sunday.
The site is located on Redmond Road, in the town of Williston. Grid Square is FN34kl.
See all of the fun we have had in past year's while browsing the photo album.
Field Day doesn't happen by magic. Dedicated and knowledgeable people work together to make it happen. If you are an amateur radio operator in Northern Vermont, or plan to be in the area during Field Day, we'd love to have you join with us. Some of the jobs available:
If you are planning to participate, it is essential that we know who you are so that you can get all the pertinent information. While it is possible to "just show up", it is much, much better to be part of the planning process and get information about what is going on before arriving at the site where everyone is running around in chaos.
Our Field Day planning meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 23rd at 6:30pm on Zoom. If you are new to Field Day, this is the best way to get a feeling for what is about to happen on the weekend.
Sign up for Field at www.ranv.org/surfd20.html
for whatever hours you can spare to be available. If you can't decide, then come
for the whole show! Contact Mitch W1SJ or
call (802) 879-6589 afternoons.
If you cannot participate with us, or your time is very limited, please come out to the
Field Day site and visit the operation. This is important for two reasons: 1. It lets you
know what your fellow amateur operators are up to and will get you inspired to come next year;
and, 2. visitors help boost morale of the crew. Best time to visit is during the operating
times Saturday afternoon and evening and Sunday morning. Check Events
for the full schedule of happenings.
Note: Due to COVID-19 concerns, all visitors to the RANV Field Day site must wear masks and socially distance at all times.
If you cannot get out to the Field Day site, by all means, please attempt to contact us on
as many bands as you can. We work very, very few amateurs in the local area and would like
to increase this number. All QSO's with with us qualify you for the coveted W1NVT QSL card!
In Northern Vermont, our Field Day site can be contacted on the 145.15 repeater.
Our operating schedule is subject to changing band conditions. All times UTC and all frequencies very approximate. Based on current propagation conditions, here is the best guess as to where we might be found.
|Time (UTC)||Time (EDT)||SSB||CW|
|1800-0000||2PM - 8PM||14.175||7.025, 14.025|
|0000-0600||8PM - 2AM||14.175, 3.800, 7.190||7.025, 14.025, 3.525|
|0600-1200||2AM - 8AM||3.800, 7.190||7.025, 3.525|
|1200-1800||8AM - 2PM||7.190, 14.175||7.025, 14.025|
Route 2A (Exit 12 off of I-89) to Mountainview Drive. This is 2 miles
north of I-89 or 1 mile South of Essex Junction.
Take Mountanview Drive EAST for 1 mile, make left on to Redmond Road.
Take Redmond Road to top of hill (less than a mile). Look for hams, antennas, guy wires, etc.
The exact location is 442809 N x 730506 W.
Last year, out Field Day site moved 500 feet SOUTH of our past home for the last 32 years.
There are three areas of activity at the Field Day site. All areas are on
the right hand side of Redmond Road, just less than a mile up from Mountainview Drive.|
Start from the bottom (south) of the map, the first site you will come to is a large military tent tent near the road. Above the tent is a tribander, 6 meter yagi and colinear used for the GOTA and VHF stations. This is also our visitor center.
Continue down the road some 280 feet and you will see a smaller green tent with a tribander. This is the CW station.