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Pat Malan N7PAT
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Field Day happens once a year. Join in on the fun.

Field Day – A staple of Amateur Radio since 1933

In the announcement for the first Field Day the stated purpose was defined by this statement. “The real object of this contest is to test ‘portables’ wherever they may be available.… If successful, we want to make it an annual affair.” And successful it was. It has been a defining event for amateur radio operators every year since then except for 1942-1945 due to WWII.

Through it’s history Field Day has evolved and continues to evolve to this day. It is fundamentally an opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of amateur radio to operate off grid during a disaster to help maintain essential communications. To this end it is a fundamental demonstration of emergency communications.

While we have come a long way from paper logs, you may be surprised to learn that computers were first used to create a contact log in 1966 when contacts were entered via a keypunch machine and processed on and IBM 1401 computer.

A review of the history of Field Day was published in the December issue of QST by Rol Anders, K3RA. A link to that article is below. I encourage you to read the article and capture many more interesting facts about Field Day and its evolution.

Knowing some of the history of Field Day makes it even more interesting and fun. Be sure to participate in this event this year and have some fun. 73

Rick Mead


Utah SEC / ASM

Here are some links that may be useful.

Utah Radio Club Field Day Locations for 2022

Field Day Power

Where is the Section Manager on Field Day?

Send us pictures of your Field Day experience that we can post on the website.

100 Bonus points for Field Day Message to SM or SEC using the National Traffic System or

100 Bonus points using Winlink at Field Day to Message the SM or SEC

You can use Winlink to send a message to you Section Manager or Section Emergency Coordinator to receive an additional 100 points. Here are the rules.

7.3.5. Message Origination to Section Manager: 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 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 handled in Rule 7.3.6. and may not be

claimed for bonus points under that rule. Available to all Classes.

Winlink has a built in Radiogram template that makes this quite easy.

1. Start a new message

2. Click “Select Template”

3. Expand “Standard Templates”


5. Double click “Ragiogram.txt”

This should open a form/template in a new window in your internet browser that you can fill out.

The message can be sent to, and/or by selecting “>>> NOW CLICK HERE and select a

Liaison Station <<<” and selecting “RRI-Region 12” it should pass it to the NTS Traffic net.

Make sure you click the ”Submit” button and this will send the text back to your Winlink program. Make

sure the email addresses are correct and click “Post to Outbox” and send your message.

If you are looking for other Field Day stations with will be on the air with Winlink use these links,

Link to post your station:

Link to Spreadsheet to look up stations participating:


Enjoy and see you on the radio!

Tyler Griffiths N7UWX

Utah Assistant Traffic Manager (Winlink Czar)


Newsletter now Available

Please share with anyone who may be interested

Please contact or any Utah Section Staff for suggestions or comments

Here is the Utah ARRL Q1 2022 Newsletter.

Please feel free to share with anyone interested


The ARRL Board of Directors Honors the Ogden Amateur Radio Club, W7SU, on the occasion of their 100th Anniversary

See for photos.


 Don Blanchard, WA7GTU (SK) 4 Sep 2021

Our condolences to the Blanchard family. Don’s significant contribution to Amateur Radio has and will continue to influence many for decades to come.


 In todays ARRL Letter...   August 05, 2021

Utah Amateur Radio Club Receives Nearly $18,000 Grant to Introduce and Engage Youth

The Bridgerland Amateur Radio Club in northern Utah has received a nearly $18,000 grant from the nonprofit Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) to fund the club's initiatives to engage and educate youth in amateur radio through hands-on space science activities.

"This grant and our Bridgerland Amateur Radio Club demonstrate the important role amateur radio can play in furthering STEM education, which is critical to continuing Utah's high-tech economy," said Utah Section Manager Pat Malan, N7PAT, who came into office on July 1. Malan said prime movers behind the grant initiative included Jason Peterson, K7EM; Club President Ted McArthur, AC7II, and Club Secretary Kevin Reeve, N7RXE. Malan just appointed Reeve as the Section Youth Coordinator.

In July 2019, ARDC announced that it would use the proceeds from its sale of some 4 million unused consecutive AMPRNet internet addresses to fund its operations and to establish a program of grants and scholarships to support communications and networking research -- with a strong emphasis on amateur radio.

Bridgerland ARC has set out an 18-month timeline of proposed activities, which would include an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact between students in a local school and a member of the ISS crew, hands-on workshops to build and launch a high-altitude balloon and amateur radio payload, and youth-oriented hands-on operating events.

"Where local schools do not have the equipment to make this a possibility, the Bridgerland Amateur Radio Club is prepared to set up and maintain a portable ground station and provide the expertise to help [schools] make ISS contacts." The initiative would also provide educational and enjoyable hands-on activities.

A component of this initiative would include training local radio amateurs to use the ground station equipment to prepare them to mentor students and apply the necessary skills to help run the activities.

ARDC has said that it intends to award "a total of several million dollars in grants of varied amounts" to qualified beneficiaries, to be used in accordance with ARDC's mission. Numerous amateur radio organizations and projects have benefited from ARDC's largesse. In 2021, these included nearly $82,000 to W8EDU at Case Western Reserve University for tower replacement, some $88,400 to the Oregon HamWAN backbone project, and $23,600 to ARESLAX, Inc. for sophisticated RF interference location equipment. In 2020, the ARRL Foundation received a $200,000 scholarship-matching grant.


(I) Read in the ARRL letter about the grant for BARC. Well done to all concerned. 73, Elwood, WB0OEW

Utah Officials

  • Pat Malan

    Section Manager

    Pat Malan N7PAT

  • Jeri Brummett

    State Government Liaison,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Jeri S. Brummett WJ3RI

  • Richard Mead

    Section Emergency Coordinator,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Richard Mead W7VQ

  • Ted Cowan

    Affiliated Club Coordinator,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Ted Cowan NA7C

  • Kevin Reeve

    Section Youth Coordinator

    Kevin L. Reeve N7RXE

  • Alan Bloom

    Technical Coordinator

    Alan R. Bloom N1AL

  • Lisa Cook

    Assistant Section Manager

    Lisa Anne Cook K7LAC

  • James Brown

    Section Traffic Manager

    James R. Brown NA7G


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