Field Day 2019 is June 24-25 beginning at 1100 local time Saturday and
running through 1100 local time Sunday. The primary objective of Field
Day is to work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands
(excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate
in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. All radio
amateurs are invited to participate with W7RAG on Field day.
Rich N7TCO is coordinating Field Day for W7RAG this year. He can be
contacted by email with questions, suggestion or to commit to operate on
field day. Contact Rich at
Field Day will be run differently this year rather than a station
under one call operators are encouraged to come out; set up your station
in the field and operate with your call. There will also be plenty of
opportunity to come out and operator one of the stations that will be
set up; relieve an operator so continuous operation can happen.
Stations that will be set up are a SSB phone station, a digital
modes, and a CW station. There will be plenty of room for all to come in
The annual W7RAG pot luck dinner is held at the end of the first day
of setup. We will be in he field this year so burgers and dogs will be
supplied. Rich has asked that those attending bring a side dish like
salad, beans or a desert. Bring drinks and WATER too.
LOCATION: Mt Adams Horse Camp 4.4 miles northeast of Troutlake, WA.
There are field restroom facilities but no other accommodations so bring
water to last for at least a day. There are camp sites but the Field Day
setup will be on the knoll to the north of that area. If you look
at the horse camp from Google Earth we will set up close to the middle
of the area.
Directions to Mount Adams Horse Camp
take highway 141 to Troutlake
continue on highway 141 .7 miles
at the Y bear right onto Mt. Adams Rd.
go 1.3 miles and bear right at the Y staying on Mt Adams Rd.
(if your on Randdle Rd. You didn't bear right)
continue .6 miles then turn left on Morrison Rd/NF-80
Stay on NF-80 for aproximately 2 miles then turn left onto
NF-031 (there will be a sign)
go about .5 miles to the hourse camp on the left
There are two entries to the camp. If you take the first we
will be to the left of the camp sites. From the second entry
we will be to the right. The area is very open and we won't
be hard to find.
Initial Time line
Friday June 23 --- set up
begin site set up at Mount Adams Horse Camp
11:00am - 6:00pm
test all power and grounding configurations
set 1 to 3 high antennas (wire) with the
assistance of the Hood River Fire Dept. Tower truck
set and raise the trailer tower and 3 element
6:00pm-8:pm will be the annual W7RAG pot luck
dinner on the field day site
8:pm till when ever rag chewin' and on the
air play time.
Saturday June 24 --- set
up and start your engines
ABOVE ALL HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE
Sunday June 25 --- site
tear down and clean up
Looking forward to seeing you
all at this years Field Day