Field Day Clarifications, FAQs & Club Score Processor Fun!

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Hi All,

With just 17 days to go until we kick off Field Day 2020, one of the highlights of the Amateur Radio season is about to start!

I'm receiving lots of requests for clarification about how club members will operate from their individual homes and still have their QSO's count towards the club total, under the Field Day aggregate score 2020 waiver rule. Here is the FAQ I'm receiving most and my answer:


How does our club submit our Field Day entry under the new 2020 rules?

If you are submitting in the Delta category, you must upgrade to Field Day Log 6.3.

If your club is physically together, with all stations within a 1,000 foot circle, operating under a single call sign (except for GOTA), you will submit your results normally as detailed here.

If your club is not operating within a 1,000 foot circle, you will each operate under your own call. You will NOT combine your logs. Aside from agreeing on a club name, there is no need to coordinate your submission with the rest of your club. Just submit your entry as detailed here.

When you go to http://field-day.arrl.org/fdentry.php to submit your log, you will see a Club or Group Name field. Enter your club's name exactly as your club has specified. ARRL will combine everyone's score within your club and report your grand total when they publish the 2020 Field Day results.

You can still see your club's combined total grow in real time on Field Day weekend, enjoy each other's company and have a great time virtually while operating individually for Field Day 2020. You'll find more on how we have a blast doing that with our club in many of the great contests each year, in the Field Day and Clubs section!


ARRL Field Day FAQs.

In response to the questions ARRL is receiving, they just released their own Field Day FAQs, which covers lots of additional detail as well. You will find the ARRL Field Day FAQ page here.


Please Find Your Field Day Password Now!

If you haven't already entered your registration information, please don't wait until the last minute to realize that you can't find your password (or register the Field Day software). If you can't find your password, Kimberly is happy to help, but the week leading up to Field Day gets crazy, so if you can't find yours, please e-mail us now. As always, upgrades are free to registered users!


Club Score Processor Setup

Running the free Club Score processor is entirely optional, but adds so much more fun to every contest, including Field Day, that I am thrilled to see many new clubs and groups giving it a try for the first time. Watching your club's score grow in real time, as well as seeing how each of you are doing individually, along with the banter in our virtual clubhouse on the Discord app, adds a quantum leap of fun to contesting!

Here is an example of our Northeast Maryland Amateur Radio Contest Society's totals web page at the end of 2015 November Sweepstakes SSB:


The club score processor is easy to set up, as long as one individual in your club has a basic understanding of putting a web page on the Internet. If one person in your club has ever put a web page up using an FTP program or basic web publishing software, you will be fine. Just don't wait until the last minute. This is definitely something you want to set up well in advance (now).

You'll find the six easy steps for the one person in your group coordinating the Club Score Processor here!

Enjoy Field Day! I'm looking forward to working you!!!


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And in response to the questions we always receive when we neglect to include the following in our e-mail announcements...


Package Upgrade Information...

If you have registered one or more individual programs and would like to upgrade to N3FJP's Software Package or N3FJP's Software Package and CD for full use of all our Amateur Radio software, we would be glad to apply the amount that you have registered so far as a credit towards that purchase. Please send us an e-mail directly and we'll let you know your balance.

N3FJP's Software Package includes more than one hundred programs for contesting, net management, general logging and other Amateur Radio related applications. In addition to full use of all these programs, registered package customers are also entitled to receive free passwords for any new software that is added to the package and free upgrades to existing programs. You'll find all the details on the Register Now page at www.n3fjp.com.


Donations are Gratefully Accepted!

And in response to the often asked question for which Kimberly and I are very grateful...

"I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and effort coding these enhancements and new programs take and that your pricing policy doesn't fully reflect that. Can I send you something to show my appreciation for your continued efforts?"

Yes, thanks so much, your continued support in any amount is very welcome and deeply appreciated! You can use this page:

http://www.n3fjp.com/donations.html

or send your contribution by mail, payable to Affirmatech Inc., to:

G. Scott Davis
118 Glenwood Road
Bel Air, MD 21014-5533

Thank you so much for your continued support!


Thanks!

As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly and I really appreciate it!

73, Scott
N3FJP
http://www.n3fjp.com

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