LCARA 2023 ARRL Field Day

To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions.
Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.

Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC (2:00pm ET) Saturday and running through 2059 UTC (1:59pm ET) Sunday. Field Day 2023 is June 24-25.

160, 80, 40, 20,15 and 10 Meter HF bands, as well as all bands 50 MHz and above.
Any mode supporting the Field Day exchange is allowed.

Log Submission Deadline:
Entries must be postmarked, emailed or submitted by Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Late entries cannot be accepted. To view logs received see FIELD DAY SUBMISSIONS at the bottom of page at

Terms of Entry:
– Entrants agree to be bound by the provisions and intent of ARRL contest rules.
– Entrants agree to be bound by the regulations of their national licensing authority.
– Entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the ARRL Awards Committee.
– All entries become the property of the ARRL.

Contact Information:
For general Field Day information contact ARRL: or (860) 594-0232.
For specific LCARA Field Day information contact LCARA Field Day Chairs: N8XP or W8YRC
For LCARA press release – contact LCARA Field Day Chairs: N8XP or W8YRC

Field Day is not a contest; no certificates are awarded.

LCARA Field Day 2023 will be held at:
Lapeer County Amateur Radio Association
@ Cypress Integration Solutions
1778 Imlay City Road
Lapeer, Michigan

Schedule of Events:
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Site Setup at LCARA — 8:00 a.m.
Contest Operating Begins — 2:00 p.m.
Dinner — 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 25, 2023
Breakfast — 8:00 a.m.
Lunch — 12:30 p.m.
Contest Operating Ends — 2:00 p.m.
Food area cleanup and packing begins — 2:05 p.m.
Tear-down, load equipment tables–chairs–canopies — 2:10 p.m.

Field Day Talk in Frequency:
146.620 MHz (100Hz PL)

Field Day On Site / Talk Around Frequency:
146.580 MHz simplex

Rules, Entry Forms and Information Packets:
2023 Field Day Packet
2023 Field Day FAQ
2023 Aggregate Club Scoring FAQ
2023 Field Day Rules Page  (Printable PDF)
2023 GOTA Scoring FAQ
2023 Control Operator Information
2023 Safety Officer Info/Checklist
2023 Educational Faq
2023 How to Succeed – By Really Trying
2023 Field Day Summary Sheet
2023 W1AW Bulletin Schedule
2023 Field Day Information Flier
Field Day Log Sheet (keep for your records – don’t send to ARRL)
Field Day 2-Page Dupe Sheet – best if printed on 11″x17″ paper stock (send Dupe Sheet (or Cabrillo Summary sheet) to ARRL with your bonus documents {do not send Log Sheet])

ARRL and RAC Section List (updated for 2023)

ARRL World All States Map (great for kids and guests!)
   gray scale map (PDF)
   color map (PDF)

Get On The Air (GOTA):
There will be no official Get On The Air station for LCARA Field Day 2023.
Visitors can visit any of the operating stations anytime as desired.

Public Information Canopy:
There will be no official Public Information canopy for LCARA Field Day 2023.
Visitors can visit any of the operating stations anytime, as desired.

VE Testing:
There will be no VE Testing for LCARA Field Day 2023.
Please check the LCARA VE Exam Schedule

ARRL Field Day Supplies:
The following link will take you directly to the ARRL website to order ARRL Field Day Supplies.
ARRL Field Day Supplies