Field day messages can add to your club or group’s point total. It’s easy; just follow the ARRL’s message guidance. Here’s an example format and message:

Message Number (your choice; if it’s your first message of the year, its NR 1)

Precedence (normally) R, or routine

Call Sign of originator or club call: NA7AAA

Check (word count) count the letter groups in the message, including message separators (X)

Place of Origin (eg, Elizabeth Ridge, UT)

Date of message (not Todays Date, but eg, June 25)

Address lines: name and address of recipient, eg Pat Malan N7PAT Section Manager; street address, city, state, zip; telephone number

Text. May include location, number of participants, how many stations, and any other info

Signature: Your signature, or the signature of the leader of the group

Here’s an example:

NR 1 R NA7AAA 17 ELIZABETH RIDGE UT JUN 25

PAT MALAN N7PAT

UTAH SECTION MANAGER

10102 S REDWOOD RD #95401

SOUTH JORDAN UT 84095

801 413 7438

[BREAK]

THE HIGH UINTA ARC IS

PARTICIPATING IN FIELD DAY WITH

14 HAMS AND 2 STATIONS

X 73

[BREAK]

JOHN NA7AAA

PRESIDENT HUARC

[END OF MESSAGE, NO MORE]

This message can be sent by phone (via Beehive Utah Net or any VHF/UHF net), or by CW on the Utah Code Net, or WINLINK.

Jim Brown NA7G, Utah STM

they can also send it to the SEC for 100 points. His information is as follows:

Rick Mead W7VQ

929 Lillywood LN

North Salt Lake City UT 84054

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