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2017 Rules

Call Used
The call sign used by your club/group/entry.
GOTA Station Call
The call sign used by your "get on the air" (GOTA) station. Leave the text box blank if you did not have a GOTA station. Applicable to Classes A and F.
Club or Group Name
The name of your club or group. Applicable to Classes A, B and F.
Number of Participants
Enter the number of persons who participated in your Field Day operation, including operators, loggers, set-up crew and visitors.
Number of Transmitters
Enter the maximum number of transmitters that were active during any 15-minute period of the Field Day event. Do not count the GOTA station operating under rule 4.1.1 and/or the extra VHF station operating under rule 4.1.2 in the transmitters total.

Entry Classes

Class A. Club or non-club group portable
4.1-4.2 Club or a non-club group of three or more persons set up specifically for Field Day. Such stations must be located in places that are not regular station locations and must not use facilities installed for permanent station use, or use any structure installed permanently for Field Day use. All equipment (including antennas) must lie within a circle whose diameter does not exceed 300 meters (1000 feet). To be listed as Class A, all contacts must be made with transmitter(s) and receiver(s) operating independent of commercial power mains. Entrants whom for any reason operate a transmitter or receiver from a commercial main for one or more contacts will be listed separately as Class A-Commercial.

Clubs or non-club groups of three or more persons set up specifically for Field Day and who make all contacts using an output power of 5 watts or less and a power source that is not commercial or motor-driven generator (e.g. batteries, solar cells, water-driven generator) will be classified as Class A-Battery.

Class B. 1 or 2 person non-club group portable
4.3-4.4 Club or non-club station set up and operated for Field Day purposes by no more than two persons. Other provisions are the same as for Class A. Class B stations using an output power of 5 watts or less and a power source other than commercial mains or motor-driven generator will be classified as Class B-Battery. Enter the call sign(s) of the operator(s) in the text box, separated by a space or comma.
Class C. Mobile
4.5 Stations in vehicles capable of operating while in motion and normally operated in this manner. This includes maritime and aeronautical mobile. If the Class C station is being powered from a car battery or alternator, it qualifies for emergency power but does not qualify for the multiplier of 5, as the alternator/battery system constitutes a motor-driven generating system.
Class D. Home station commercial power
4.6 Stations operating from permanent or licensed station locations using commercial power.
Class E. Home station emergency power
4.7 Same as Class D, but using emergency power for transmitters and receivers.
Class F. EOC Station
4.8 An amateur radio station at an established EOC activated by a club or non-club group. Stations may utilize equipment and antennas temporarily or permanently installed at the EOC for the event. For Field Day purposes, an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is defined as a facility established by a Federal, State, County, City or other civil government, agency or administrative entity, or a chapter of a national or international served agency (such as Red Cross or Salvation Army) with which your group has an established operating arrangement.

Bonus Points

100% Emergency power
7.3.1 100 points per transmitter classification if all contacts are made only using an emergency power source (maximum 2,000 points). All transmitting equipment at the site must operate from a power source completely independent of the commercial power mains. Available to Class A, B, C, E and F.
Media Publicity
7.3.2 100 bonus points may be earned for attempting to obtain publicity from the local media. A copy of the press release, or a copy of the actual media publicity received (newspaper article, etc.) must be submitted to claim the points. Available to all classes.
Public Location
7.3.3 100 bonus points for physically locating the Field Day operation in a public place (shopping center, park, school campus, etc.). The intent is for amateur radio to be on display to the public. Available to classes A, B and F.
Public Information Table
7.3.4 100 bonus points for a Public Information Table at the Field Day site. The purpose is to make appropriate handouts and information available to the visiting public at the site. A copy of a visitor's log, copies of club handouts or photos is sufficient evidence for claiming this bonus. Available to Classes A, B and F.
Formal message to ARRL SM/SEC
7.3.5 100 bonus points for origination of a formal message to the ARRL Section Manager or Section Emergency Coordinator by your group from its site. You should include the club name, number of participants, Field Day location and number of ARES operators involved with your station. The message must be transmitted during the Field Day period and a fully serviced copy of it must be included in your submission, in standard ARRL radiogram, or no credit will be given. The message must leave or enter the Field Day operation via amateur radio RF. The Section Manager message is separate from the messages addressed in Rule 7.3.6 and may not be claimed for bonus points under that rule. Available to all classes.
W1AW Field Day Message
7.3.9 100 bonus points for copying the special Field Day bulletin transmitted by W1AW (or K6KPH) during its operating schedule during the Field Day weekend (listed in rules announcement). An accurate copy of the message is required to be included in your Field Day submission. (Note: The Field Day bulletin must be copied via amateur radio. It will not be included in Internet bulletins sent out from Headquarters and will not be posted to Internet BBS sites.) Available to all classes.
Formal messages handled
7.3.6 10 points for each formal message originated, relayed or received and delivered during the Field Day period, up to a maximum of 100 points (ten messages). Properly serviced copies of each message must be included with the Field Day report. The message to the ARRL SM or SEC under rule 7.3.5 may not be counted in the total of 10 for this bonus. Enter the total number of messages handled in the text box. All messages claimed for bonus points must leave or enter the Field Day operation via amateur radio RF. Available to all classes.
Natural power QSOs completed
7.3.8 100 bonus points for Field Day groups making a minimum of five QSOs without using power from commercial mains or a petroleum driven generator. This means an "alternate" energy source of power, such as solar, wind, methane or water. This includes batteries charged by natural means (not dry cells). The natural power transmitter counts as an additional transmitter. If you do not wish to increase your operating category, you should take one of your other transmitters off the air while the natural power transmitter is in operation. A separate list of natural power QSOs should be submitted with your entry. Available to Classes A, B, E and F.
Site Visit by invited elected official
7.3.11 A 100-point bonus may be claimed if your Field Day site is visited by an elected government official as the result of an invitation issued by your group. Available to all classes.
Site Visit by invited served agency official
7.3.12 A 100-point bonus may be claimed if your Field Day site is visited by a representative of an agency served by ARES in your local community (Red Cross, Salvation Army, local Emergency Management, law enforcement, etc.) as the result of an invitation issued by your group. Available to all classes.
Youth Participation
7.3.15 A 20-point bonus (maximum of 100) may be earned for each participant age 18 or younger at your Field Day operation that completes at least one QSO. Enter the number of youth participants who complete at least one QSO in the text box. For a 1-person Class B station, a 20-point bonus is earned if the operator is age 18 or younger. For a 2-person Class B station, a 20-point bonus is earned for each operator age 18 or younger (maximum of 40 points). This bonus does not allow the total number of participants in Class B to exceed 2. Enter the total number of participants (operators, loggers, set-up crew and visitors) 18 years or younger at your Field Day site in the text box. Available to all classes.
Educational Activity
7.3.10 One 100-point bonus may be claimed if your Field Day operation includes a specific educational-related activity. The activity can be diverse and must be related to amateur radio. It must be some type of formal activity. It can be repeated frequently during the Field Day period but only one bonus is earned. Available to Classes A & F entries and available clubs or groups operating from a club station in class D and E with 3 or more participants.
Social Media
7.3.16 One 100-point bonus for promoting your Field Day activation to the general public via an active, recognized and utilized social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
Safety Officer
7.3.17 One 100-point bonus may be earned by having a person serving as a Safety Officer for those groups setting up Class A stations. This person must verify that all safety concerns on the Safety Check List (found in the ARRL Field Day Packet) have been adequately met.
Band/Mode QSO Breakdown
Enter the total number of QSOs completed for each band and mode combination. Combinations for which no QSOs were completed can be left blank. The maximum power (W) must be entered for any band/mode combination for which you claim QSOs. KW and 1K are recognized abbreviations for 1000 watts. Satellite total QSOs must be listed separately from the other QSOs and are broken down only by mode, not band. Do not enter GOTA station QSOs in this section.
Operators of the GOTA Station
In order to receive GOTA station bonus points, list the names, calls and QSOs for each GOTA station operator. 20 GOTA bonus points are awarded for each 20 QSOs completed by a GOTA operator, for a maximum of 100 GOTA bonus points per operator. No more than 500 GOTA bonus points may be earned. There is a 500-QSO limit for the GOTA station. If you need to enter more than 10 operators, click on the Add a row button to add rows to the GOTA operators table.
GOTA Station Coach
Click on the check box if you had a GOTA Coach. GOTA station bonus points are doubled, to a maximum of 1000 points, if the GOTA station is supervised by a full-time GOTA Coach. The GOTA Coach supervises the operator of the station, doing such things as answering questions and talking them through contacts, but may not make QSOs or perform logging functions. To qualify for the doubled bonus points, the GOTA Coach must be present and supervising the GOTA station at all times it is operated.
Name/Call/Address
Enter the full name, call sign, e-mail address and mailing address of the club officer, authorized club representative or person authorized to submit this entry. A confirmation of the entry will be automatically sent to the provided e-mail address.


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