SJRA Field Day Historical Record

 

SJRA has maintained a high level of performance in Field Day since at least 1952.  From 1955 to 1989 – an astounding 34 consecutive years – the club finished no worse than 2nd in whatever category it chose for competition.  Over the 64 years the club has finished 1st in its category 37 times, place 2nd in category 12 times, and brought up 3rd place four times.  Each year there are more than a thousand clubs/teams competing.

During this time period the club has celebrated Field Day in quite large style, using 5 or more emergency powered transmitters each year, and peaking at 19 emergency powered transmitters in that heady year 1986.  During the very early years of field day, less than a thousand contacts could earn a first place, but over most of this time the club has consistently made about 4000 contacts during the 24 hour period of the event each year.  In fact the club has averaged more than 20 contacts per hour per station in Field Day, so you can see it is a busy time.

If you are a beginner there can be no better way to learn the hobby than in the GOTA seat with SJRA.  Even if you an accomplished operator, taking a seat at 20 m or 40m SSB – or better yet, at 20 m or 40 m CW – will be a great challenge and experience.  Take a look at this page of SJRA FD records over the last 64 years.  Wouldn’t it be an accomplishment to walk among the legends who put together this record – even if just for one hour?  Try it this year!.

Year1 QSOs Points Category Category Place Overall Place Number of Sunspots

1948

  215

  2385

   3A

    33

 

    170

1949

  293

  2537

   3A

    22

 

    118

1950

  459

  4356

   3A

    11

 

      85

1951

  492

  4653

   3A

    10

 

    100

1952

  617

  5553

   3A

      1

 

      30

1953

  774

  6939

   4A

      5

 

      20

1954

  972

  9099

   4A

      3

 

        0

1955

 1112

10233

   4A

      1

 

      31

1956

 1250

11475

   6A

      1

 

    120

1957

 1539

14121

   6A

      1

 

    200

1958

 1474

13401

   6A

      1

 

    171

1959

 1822

16623

   6A

      1

 

    158

1960

 1845

16839

   6A

      1

 

    112

1961

 1985

17775

   6A

      1

 

      71

1962

 1809

16267

   7A

      1

 

      35

1963

 1712

17651

   6A

      1

 

      35

1964

 1720

14202

   6A

      1

 

      10

1965

 1670

13227

   6A

      2

 

      12

1966

 2075

15903

   6A

      2

 

      48

1967

 2341

18333

   6A

      1

 

      70

1968

 2515

17724

   7A

      1

 

    112

1969

 2326

16417

   6A

      1

 

    101

1970

 3007

20623

   7A

      1

 

    110

1971

 2841

 6482

   7A

      1

 

      51

1972

 2791

 6332

   7A

      2

 

      83

1973

 3179

 7158

   7A

      1

 

      40

1974*

 2660

 

   7A

 

 

      40

1975

 3072

 9638

   7A

      2

 

      11

1976

 3706

11570

   8A

      1

 

      10

1977

 4187

12440

   8A

      1

 

      35

1978

 4215

13046

   9A

      1

 

      92

1979

 4125

13476

 11A

      1

 

    150

1980

 4076

12458

   9A

      1

 

    157

1981

 4558

14204

   9A

      1

 

      90

1982

 4916

15188

  13A

      1

 

    105

1983

 4370

14608

  13A

      1

 

      90

1984

 4693

14118

  12A

      1

 

      47

1985

 4944

15238

  14A

      1

 

      28

1986

 4320

13178

  19A

      1

 

        2

1987

 3991

11930

    9A

      1

 

      21

1988

 4530

13082

  11A

      1

 

    100

1989

 3946

12582

  10A

      2

 

    198

1990

 2185

 7440

    5A

    11

 

    109

1991

 2506

 8304

    5A

      7

 

    160

1992

 2952

 9060

    8A

      3

 

      67

1993

 1546

 5344

    5A

    17

 

      52

1994

 3665

11326

    6A

      3

 

      30

1995

 3927

12366

    6A

      3

 

      95

1996

 3448

10786

    6A

      2

 

      13

1997

 4057

12602

    6A

      2

 

      12

1998

 3596

10768

    6A

      2

 

      70

1999

 3035

 8746

    6A

      2

 

     138

2000

 3220

10576

    6A

      2

 

     140

2001

 4252

14398

    6A

      1

    11

     133

2002

 5245

17184

    6A

      1

      7

       90

2003

 3587

12412

    6A

      1

    12

       71

2004

 3976

13852

    6A

      3

    13

       46

2005

 4106

18292

    6A

      1

      5

       41

2006

 4799

16404

    6A

      1

      8

       15

2007

 4892

16772

    6A

      1

      7

       12

2008

 5754

19434

    6A

      1

      3

         3

2009

4374

14894

6A

      1

      9

        0

2010

3635

12856

6A

     2

   22

      10

2011

4076

13120

6A

     2

  24

     25

2012 4135 13318 6A      4   23     20
2013 3815 13224 6A      2   21     118
2014 4255 13474 6A     1  15     110
2015 3248 11762 6A     4  30      70
2016 3950 15006 6A     2    9       40
2017 5156 18154 7A           20

* QST did not list SJRA as an entrant in the 1974 Field Day competition.  It was found that the logs were not sent by registered or certified mail and apparently were lost.

Note 1:  For recent years, click on the year in the table for additional details of Field Day results.