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Field Day 2018: Entry Category Questions

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by KK6WPX, Jun 6, 2018.

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  1. KK6WPX

    KK6WPX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I read the ARRL Rules but it is not clear to me. This will be my station:

    • FT-891 Running at 100w
    • Battery Power
    • Solar Panel
    • Public Park
    I am thinking I will be a "1B", but it says........."4.4. (Class B - Battery) One or two person portable: A Field Day station set up and operated by no more than two persons. All contacts must be made using an output power of 5 Watts or less and the power source must be something other than commercial mains or motor-driven generator. Other provisions are the same for Class A except it is not eligible for a GOTA or free VHF station. One and two person Class B - Battery entries will be listed separately."
     
  2. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    You don't fit the definition for battery if your are running 100 watts. You would be "1B", but not battery.

    If you were a club station, you would be 1A.
     
  3. KK6WPX

    KK6WPX Ham Member QRZ Page

    1A is three or more people. It will just be myself
     
  4. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    On clarification, the A or B indicates if you are a club, or only a 1 or 2 person group. There is an additional term "battery" if your contacts are at 5 watts or less, and using battery power not charged by a motor driven generator.

    You would be 1B, since you are not a club.
     
  5. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    You will also qualify for the 100 point bonus for "100% emergency power", and a 100 point bonus for "public location", and a 100 point bonus for "alternate power", if you make more than 5 contacts.
     
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