May 2021.


From the VP’s Burrow,

Nice weather is upon us and the lockdown seems to be lifting and with that in mind it’s time to start getting back together for meetings.

The Bush Community Room is still closed, but the Concrete Tent is open and available.
This past weekend we did a Spring Cleaning of the Tent and want to thank the members who came out to assist:  Larry N8OWN, Simpson N8UFZ, Dave N8UUC, Frank WD8AEK, Chuck K8CVM.

The May meeting will start at 7:30pm, but Rich has a bunch of wood that needs to be burned so we will have a Pre-Meeting cookout at the tent starting at @5:30pm.
If you’re going to attend the cookout and/or meeting please RSVP to this email with the form at the bottom. And as usual please bring a chair with you.

Field Day is on June 26th-27th this year and the Woodchucks will be operating from the Concrete Tent as usual. ARRL is extending the Field Day Ruel Waiver from 2020:

“This early decision should alleviate any hesitancy that radio clubs and individual Field Day participants may have with their planning for the event,” said ARRL Contest Program Manager Paul Bourque, N1SFE.

For Field Day 2021:

  • Class D stations may work all otherField Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points.
    This year, however, Class D and Class E stations will be limited to 150 W PEP output.
  • An aggregateclub score will be published — just as it was done last year.
    The aggregate score will be a sum of all individual entries that attributed their score to that of a specific club.
  • The preferred method of submitting entries after Field Day is via the web applet.
    The ARRL Field Day rules include instructions on how to submit entries, which must be submitted or postmarked by Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

Those of you working from your Home QTH can support the Club by entering Woodchuck ARC in the Club field on the report from.

More info on Field Day 2021 as the day draws closer.

As always, we are looking for additional Net Control Operators for the 2 Meter and 10 Meter nets. If your interested contact Larry N8OWS or Chuck K8CVM and we will help you learn the process.

Thank you!

Chuck K8CVM

Please reply to this email by copying and pasting the lines below and  mark your choice.

May 28 Club Meeting at the Concrete Tent:

  • I will NOT be attending the Meeting. 
  • I will be attending the Meeting Only.
  • I will be attending the Cookout and the Meeting.