Field Day 2020 June 27-28

Go to our “Events” calendar June 27th click on Field Day and Click REGISTER to RSVP for Field Day 2020

Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort, 1440 Camper View Drive, San Dimas, CA 91773 Site# B181 & B182

It’s Official, GOTAhams has reserved, and payed for a beautiful location for our Field Day 2020. It is Bonelli Bluffs RV resort and campground at Bonelli Park/Puddingstone lake. We will be in a different site than we had in 2019. We will be in “B” section spaces 181 and 182. We have a much better view to the east overlooking Bracket Field Airport and more space for our antennas. I’m hoping some of our team captains will have time during the next few months to visit and assess the site.

Setup will start Friday around 12 noon (check in time). Saturday we’ll have breakfast at 6:00 am and then finish set up to be On The Air by 11:00 am (contest start).

It is never too soon to start planning! This serves not only for our “Field Day” but in our regular monthly “Field Ops” and any of our Emcomms (emergency preparedness practices).

One of our “Lessons Learned” from the 2019 Field Day is better antenna planning and placement to mitigate intermodulation (overmodulation) between stations/bands.

Mark Arlotti KM6AHY has volunteered as the 2020 Field Day committee chairperson and we have an outline for what should be considered for teams to focus on pre-Field Day. Members should definitely consider being on more than one team and focus on things that YOU are passionate about or would like to learn more about. Consider your physical limitations and work within those limitations i.e. If you have lifting restriction don’t volunteer for antenna construction! etc.

We Are “3 Alpha LAX and GOTA”

Station 1: ICOM – 7300

Station 2: Yaesu FT – 991A

Station 3: Yaesu FT – 991A

GOTA Station: ICOM – 7100 (? your call sign ?)

Antennas: Scott Fineberg KG6ABF, Chris Argueta KM6S, George Cox WB6OEB

Power Supply: Ken Mixon KC6WOK “GOTAhome RV”

Safety Captain: Jack Sklar KM6UNQ

Publicity Captain: Vic Corrella KM6RWB and Bob Hardcastle KM6OWV

Hospitality: Vilma Arlotti

Youth Outreach: Kathi Mixon KD6CAF

Guest Planning: Kathi Mixon KD6CAF

Thanks in advance for Volunteering or any constructive comments you submit ’73 Ken KC6WOK

Field Day Food

Field Day 2020 I believe should have a completely different plan for feeding the Goats! My thoughts are having members “Host” a meal! Kathi Mixon our Secretary would do the same “Foil Wrap” offering Friday evening as she did for 2019.

Saturday 27th

Vilma Arlotti (Hospitality)- Breakfast 6:00 am

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Country Style Potatoes
  • Turkey Sausage or Turkey Bacon
  • Fresh Berries
  • Oatmeal
  • Orange Juice
  • Coffee, Tea & Hot Cocoa
  • Blue Berry Muffins & Scones

Grace Clark KM6LJL- Lunch 1:00 pm

  • N/A

volunteer- Dinner 5:30 pm

  • N/A

Sunday 28th

Continental Breakfast 6:00 am

  • Fresh berries
  • Oatmeal
  • Blue Berry Muffins & Scones
  • Orange Juice
  • Coffee, Tea & Hot Cocoa

One thought on “Field Day 2020 June 27-28

  1. I agree- since this was our first one we had and have learned a bunch. These suggestions are not only thoughtful but necessary to make the experience of Field Day more enjoyable- I have some notes that I will bring tomorrow-

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