Sunday, July 9, 2023

Radio Happenings July 5th, 2023


July 12th – Siren Test Net
July 13th- M&K Club Meeting 
July 18th – CQ Tuesday 

              LIGHTHOUSE S.E.   
           -  JOTA 3RD FULL WEEKEND
                  -ANNUAL MEETING
                 -  ELECT BOARD

  A great start to Field Day. It was sunny, warm with a slight breeze.. The camaraderie began right away with breakfast. First the long table was filled, then the round table along side, then followed by filling two of the nearby booths.. The mood and sprit was super charged. 
Leaving there, the normal route was blocked with a bridge repair but detours were easy to follow.
  Everyone pitched in to assemble the site.. antennas were lifted up or rigged and connected with coax. There was one somewhat remote site with an RV and they were up in short time. A small camper was set up with solar & batteries using some vertical antenni. 
 It was decided to operate with a possible five stations plus a GOTA station.  The CW station was set up inside the shelter.
  Everything was set and appeared ready at the 1PM start time. A couple of glitches at the EComm Trailer with high SWR because of a failed coax then the wire connection disconnected on the antenna.. Looking back, it gave a good lesson in trouble shooting but lost some transmitting time. (the antenna was checked before FD, but the problem must have exasperated when being set up.)
    About 34 signed in including some curious from the neighborhood.
  We are still adding up the points but need some pictures to validate the bonus points. (a separate email) 
  Total QSO Points – 906 with pwr factor.

 The little rain shower did not bother any of the activity. The Potluck dinner was very good with a lot folks coming to partake and enjoy the evening together. The next morning the radios were still making contacts with a shift in the propagation.    

The group closed down and began the put things away plus get the area cleaned up. Some of the members went to D2, right down the road for lunch before heading home.
   The park amenities were top notch. I  think everyone would like to come there again in the future. 
  Thanks to a lot of folks.. those that came out to help set up, those that operated, those that logged, those that brought food for the dinner, those that helped close up, those that came to participate in any way.. A good Field Day overall. Will send out a final result when it comes together..  
GreenBay Mike & Key Club Meetings:
July 13th  –The Tower Room, 4th floor of the G-M Science Bldg. (elevator) 7PM. (sometimes a Tech Talk at 6:30)
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Meeting ID: 985 2084 1730
Passcode: 240648
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Note; The FCC is still working out some of the computer problems causing delays in renewals and new call signs.

Special Event Stations of Interest;

Jul 8, 1600Z-2300Z, NI6IW, San Diego, CA. USS Midway Museum Ship

Bladensburg World War 1 Memorial Event "Peace Cross"
Jul 12, 1800Z-2100Z, N3TAL, Glenarden, MD. American Legion Post 275 Radio team 
Red River Bridge War Special Event
Jul 15-Jul 23, 0000Z-2359Z, W5R, Sherman, TX. Grayson County Amateur Radio Club
South Carolina Peach Festival
Jul 15-Jul 16, 0001Z-2359Z, W4W,
Apollo 11- 54 Years ago
Jul 20, 1330Z-1900Z, K2CAM, Garden City, NY. Cradle of Aviation Amateur Radio Club.
Bicentennial of the Naval Battle of Lake Maracaibo and 90th Anniversary of the Colombian Radio Amateurs League
Jul 22-Jul 24, 1200Z-2359Z, 5K200/5K90, Bogota, COLOMBIA. Liga Radio Bogota. All bands, all modes. Certificate & QSL
 Launch of Nuclear Ship Savannah (1959)
Jul 22, 1300Z-2100Z, K3S, Baltimore, MD. Nuclear Ship Savannah ARC.
EAA Airventure 2023 - W9ZL Special Event Station 
Jul 24-Jul 30, 1300Z-1700Z, W9ZL, Appleton, WI. Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club

 More Special Event information for the above at: and pick between July 3 and 30..

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