Field Day

Our Field Day site is on the grounds immediately next to the Dry Creek Ranch House.  Talk in on 145.25 MHz Repeater
Directions as below.  Follow the driveway and turn right behind the barn.  Do NOT drive on the field. 
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N6NA Field Day 2016
2016 ARRL Field Day  June 25-26, 2016
Dry Creek Ranch House, 6852 Dry Creek Rd,
Rio Linda, CA 95673
Open to the Public - Drop In Visitors are Welcome

Field Day is our annual exercise and public exhibition of emergency communications response capabilities.  
Amateur radio organizations throughout North America participate in this exercise each June.
We encourage general public & licensed amateurs to come & get on the air.  Technician class licensees can also operate HF as General & Extra Class control operators will be on site.

River City ARCS Field Day Site, 6852 Dry Creek Rd, Rio Linda, CA 95673


Primer on Field Day Participation    Field Day Handbook (WVARA)

Our Field Day site is on the grounds immediately next to the Dry Creek Ranch House. Directions: Go 0.6 miles north of the intersection of Elkhorn Blvd and Dry Creek Road. Enter the 2016 Field Day Site through the main entrance on the east side of Dry Creek Road. Proceed on the driveway past the Ranch House and turn right behind the barn to the parking area. To avoid damage to the irrigation system, DO NOT DRIVE DIRECTLY ACROSS THE FIELD TO THE FIELD DAY SITE. Talk-in on our N6NA 145.25 MHz repeater.

SET UP: We will set up at 7:00 am sharp on Saturday June 25th.  Club members should wear their ID badge.  Check in with Field Day Captain Andy W6AWS for task assignments.  If you are bringing a canopy see Andy W6AWS or Jason KF6QXX before you set up.  We have a set up plan based on layout of antennas.  Bring the items you have committed.  Label personal equipment with your call sign.

If you wish to assist as an operator, logger, with radio operating positions and equipment, antennas, food preparation, set up and/or tear down, please let us know ASAP via E-mail contact(at)

Potluck: The club will provide Hot dogs and Hamburgers as well as various soft drinks and water. I want to remind everyone this is a park and they do not allow alcohol onsite. As before, we ask the following from members to bring for the potluck: Call sign suffixes starting in A-L - Bring a cold salad, potato salad, baked beans or similar. M-Z - Bring a dessert, cookies, brownies, pie, etc.  BRING A COOLER for your cold items.  We will have a BBQ pit there. If anyone would like to assist in the grilling duties let me know. We will be eating around 5:30 pm.

Take down: Field Day concludes on Sunday morning at 11:00 am.  Those assisting with clean up and taking down the set up should be on site by 10:00 am.

Past ARRL Field Days - 2015 Archive  2014 Archive  2013 Archive

2015 Field Day - 80 of 83 ARRL Sections Worked

2015 Field Day Map

2015 Field Day - 802 Total Contacts

 Band  CW  Phone  Digital  Total  %
 80   14  75  0  89  11
 40  77  42  43  162  20
 20  96  254  0  350  44
 15  76  122  0  198  25
 10  0  3  0  3  0
 Total  263  496  43  802  100

2014 Field Day - 69 of 83 ARRL Sections Worked

69 ARRL Sections worked during 2014 Field Day!

2014 Field Day - 671 Total Contacts

 Band  CW  Phone  Digital  Total  %
 80  0  63  0  63  9
 40  68  154  7  229  34
 20  0  316  0  316  47
 15  9  29  11  49  7
 10  0  4  0  4  1
 2  0  10  0  10  1
 Total  77  576  18  671  100

River City ARCS,
Dec 11, 2014, 2:12 PM