Special Bulletin – ARRL Field Day and W1AW Bulletins

Hope everybody in the NW Division has their Field Day plans ready to
launch! Below is a repeat of the W1AW Field Day Bulletin Schedule in
case you missed it. As we are on the West Coast I want to especially
highlight a part of the release that pertains to us:

” ‚Ķbecause of the National Park Service national park
shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, K6KPH, the Maritime Radio
Historical Society amateur station in California, will not transmit
any Field Day bulleting transmissions for west coast listeners over
the June 27 and 28 weekend. MHRS Transmitter Supervisor Steve
Hawes, WB6UZX, said personnel will not be allowed to enter park
facilities at least until July 1.”

That means you’ll need good propagation between here and Newington in
order to be able to copy the bulletin and get those 100 bonus points!
The way the solar numbers are looking that may be a bit problematic. To
help out a bit this afternoon I ran a quick VOACAP on-line propagation
analysis to find the most probable times and frequencies for best
propagation between ARRL HQ and us. (For those not familiar, VOACAP
stands for “Voice of America Coverage Analysis Program”, and is a free
website your tax dollars paid for that does point-to-point propagation
analysis to and from anywhere on earth, and over a full 24 hours. If you
want more information on VOACAP their website is www.voacap.com.)

Below is what appears are the best times to hear the ARRL bulletin from
Washington/Oregon/Idaho only. (Calculated using low dipole receive
antennas for 40 meters and 80 meters, and a low height tri-bander Yagi
receive antenna for 10 meters through 20 meters):

10 meters – Not probable (0% chance)
15 meters – 1900Z to 0100Z (with only a 20-30% chance of favorable
propagation)
20 meters – 0000Z to 0300Z (with about a 60-70% chance of favorable
propagation)
40 meters – 2300Z to 1000Z (with about a 70-80% chance of favorable
propagation)
80 meters – 0600Z to 0800Z (with about a 50-60% chance of favorable
propagation)

(Disclaimer: Your results may, (and probably will), vary!)

The actual ARRL bulletin follows:

SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX009
ARLX009 2020 W1AW Field Day Bulletin Schedule

ZCZC AX09
QST de W1AW
Special Bulletin 9 ARLX009
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT June 22, 2020
To all radio amateurs

SB SPCL ARL ARLX009
ARLX009 2020 W1AW Field Day Bulletin Schedule

Day Mode Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
UTC

FRIDAY CW 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
0000 (Sat)
Digital 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM
0100
Phone 6:45 PM 7:45 PM 8:45 PM 9:45 PM
0145
CW 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM
0300

SATURDAY CW 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
1400
Phone 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
1500
CW 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
0000 (Sun)
Digital 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM
0100
Phone 6:45 PM 7:45 PM 8:45 PM 9:45 PM
0145

SUNDAY CW 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
1400
Phone 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
1500
Digital 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
1600

W1AW will operate on its regularly published frequencies.

CW frequencies are 1.8025, 3.5815, 7.0475, 14.0475, 18.0975,
21.0675, 28.0675, 50.350, and 147.555 MHz.

Digital frequencies are 3.5975, 7.095, 14.095, 18.1025, 21.095,
28.095, 50.350, and 147.555 MHz.

Phone frequencies are 1.855, 3.990, 7.290, 14.290, 18.160, 21.390,
28.590, 50.350, and 147.555 MHz.

During Field Day weekend, W1AW will transmit the Field Day bulletin
using 45.45-baud Baudot, PSK31 in BPSK mode and MFSK16 in this
order.

Please note the Field Day bulletin will not be sent out via
EchoLink.

Also note that because of the National Park Service national park
shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, K6KPH, the Maritime Radio
Historical Society amateur station in California, will not transmit
any Field Day bulleting transmissions for west coast listeners over
the June 27 and 28 weekend. MHRS Transmitter Supervisor Steve
Hawes, WB6UZX, said personnel will not be allowed to enter park
facilities at least until July 1.

In addition, on Friday local, June 26, 2020, the digital version of
the Field Day bulletin sent at 9 PM EDT (0100 UTC) will be
transmitted using BPSK31, Baudot, and MFSK16 in this order.

The regular digital mode lineup of Baudot, BPSK31, and MFSK16 will
be used during Field Day weekend.

Any additional transmissions or changes in the schedule will be
posted on the web at, http://www.arrl.org/Field-Day .
NNNN

/ex

Stay safe, and hope to work you on the air next weekend!

73;

Mike
W7VO


ARRL Northwestern Division
Director: Michael T Ritz, W7VO
w7vo@arrl.org

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