Monday, June 20, 2011

Field Day 2011 - June 25 & 26th

Field Day - This coming weekend June 25 & 26th. This event is a 24 hour emergency powered communications practice/contest.

This will take place at 3385 Finger Road. From I-43 take Mason Street East to Huron Road. Go North (Left) on Huron to Finger Road (first road) Turn East (Right). Sports Complex on left(first Drive) We will be setting up on the West end of the parking lot.

Things you may need: Manual for your radio, Lighting (flashlight or battery lamp) Dress for the weather (day and night) Radio, coax, power source, antenna, Ear phones- a must have!- writing tools, (if you have a laptop, you may want to bring it for logging). You may want to bring your favorite TP.

I will be at the site around 8AM.. The donuts will arrive around 9. So far, the plan is to then design the layout of the antenna farm and begin to set it up. IF we get set up right away, we can go for lunch before time to start.... This is a good time to try out those antennas you made or bought and some different radio modes. The comm trailer will start out hooked up to operate on PSK 31. There will be a laptop there for when not on PSK, for logging.

Let's make this a fun activity... I am sure that once we are up and going, there will be a lot to talk about...

Food... bring an energy snack for between major meat times, and any medications that you may need. There are near by restaurants or we may want to chip in for a bunch of pizzas ... I will have an insulated five gallon container with water..(a few cups)

This event is open to the public and we will have "dignitaries" there between noon and 5 PM.

I hope that you can find some time to come and operate or at least stop by to give encouragement... Questions or concerns or good advice is always welcome.

Dave N8KQS

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