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ARRL to Extend Field Day Rule Waivers From 2020, and Add Class D and E Power Limit (as posted on 02/10/2021) - (Posted: 02/11/2021)

The COVID-19 pandemic-modified ARRL Field Day rules from 2020 will continue this June with the addition of a power limit imposed on Class D (Home Stations) and Class E (Home Stations-Emergency Power) participants. The news from the ARRL Board’s Programs and Services Committee comes as many clubs and groups are starting preparations for Field Day in earnest. Field Day 2021 will take place June 26 – 27.

“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 other Field 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 aggregate club 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.

ARRL Field Day is one of the biggest events on the amateur radio calendar. Last summer, a record 10,213 entries were received.

“With the greater flexibility afforded by the rules waivers, individuals and groups will still be able to participate in Field Day, while still staying within any public health recommendations and/or requirements,” Bourque said.

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.

The ARRL Field Day web page contains for complete rules and entry forms, as well as any updated information as it becomes available. Join the ARRL Field Day Facebook page.

Camden County Welcomes New Emergency Coordinator - (Posted: 02/04/2021)

Tom Devine, WB2ALJ the Southern NJ Section Emergency Coordinator announced yesterday, 2/3/21, that Tim Carvis, WB9ULP has been appointed and accepted the position of Emergency Coordinator for the Camden County ARES/RACES teams. Tim will be replacing Tom Gorman, KE2ES who is leaving to flll a newly appointed FEMA position.

Please congratulate both men on their new positions. We wish them continued success in their new roles.

Ocean County Skywarn Appoints New Coordinator - by Rick Kennard N2RPQ - (Posted: 12/20/2020)

On Wednesday, December 2nd, I announced to the Ocean County Skywarn Team that I had asked Mike White, K2MDW to take over the coordinator spot for the team. I had been serving as coordinator for approx. 1 1/2 yrs with Mike as my assistant coordinator. Mike happily accepted the position. 

In a email to the group I stated  "I have asked Mike White, our assistant coordinator, to take on the role of group coordinator and I am pleased to announce he has accepted. I will still be part of the group and will offer my assistance to all of you should you need it. Mike has shown continued commitment to our group since I asked him to be my assistant. His knowledge of weather and weather reporting is constantly increasing. As you all know he has been very important to me in getting announcements and warning out to all of you. I know that Mike will continue in the tradition of making this team on of the best!"

Please join me in congratulating Mike in his new role.

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