Field day is for the purpose of field emergency situations, not who can rack up the most points. When we had the Hurricane here, there was a run on gas even from out of state. Why would you want to waste gas powering such as amplifiers under such conditions? I ran on genset for 5 days and through 20gallon of gas. That was my field week. The idea of field day has gotten out of hand just like ARIES is getting out of hand.