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Old 06-17-2016, 03:56 PM   #1
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Amateur Radio Field Day - You going?

As it turns out 2016 Field Day lands smack in the middle of a little camping trip we have planned.

I guess I'll drag the HF radio along and see if anybody can hear me on a couple of different antennas. We'll be a 1B GA.

Haven't done a field day in years... might have to make it a habit.

Anybody else on the air for Field Day?

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Old 06-17-2016, 04:02 PM   #2
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Last time I did field day a small group of us went to Vermont. Had a great time..

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Old 06-17-2016, 04:58 PM   #3
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Not missed field day in years, make some good contacts. WB4FSN. Also RV FROG net on 7.250 + - 5 on M,W,F and most Sunday nights, come join in.
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:02 PM   #4
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Not missed field day in years, make some good contacts. WB4FSN. Also RV FROG net on 7.250 + - 5 on M,W,F and most Sunday nights, come join in.
Maybe I can hear you Friday night, I have dipoles cut for 10-15-20-40m. What time?

A new tradition perhaps - camping on Field Day weekend
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Old 06-17-2016, 10:11 PM   #5
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I will be operating as NA3DX on FD. Two years ago 1st last yr 2nd. Will be QRP/Solar /Battery
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:07 PM   #6
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I'll be operating as N7RV. Working QRP while trying to recover my former CW skills. For this event the transceiver is Yaesu FT-817nd, ant is Butternut vertical, and most likely the key will be a Kent hand key. Will be picking up our new-to-us Sunseeker 2700DS this coming Monday. Will be combining the shake-down cruise with next weekend's Field Day event.
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:08 PM   #7
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I'll be back from a 4 day camping trip in time for field day. I've kind of backed off on the activity, old age kicking in. I belong to 2 local clubs so I will visit each one and give some operators a little break but I don't expect to do an all nighter like have done in the past. One club will be 4A operating on battery power only and the other will be plugged into the wall. It seems like there always a little rain shower to slow things down a bit. Both clubs will operate out in open areas with tents and gazebos for protection. We had one club member work CW and had over 500 contacts last year. One club will be W4TIY 4A GA in Paulding County GA and the other will be W4FWD 4? GA in Carroll County GA. Good luck since propagation sucks although I understand the 6M contest last week was pretty good (in some areas).
9pm EDT for the Frog Net Wade.
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I've kind of backed off on the activity, old age kicking in.

9pm EDT for the Frog Net Wade.


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OK thanks for the time. I'm not going to kill myself doing this, I'm just going to play with it off and on all day. Which has been my usual FD effort for the last 20 years...
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Old 06-18-2016, 01:44 PM   #9
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I support my local club, but I rarely get to go to Field Day because I work weekends a lot. It's a lot of fun, and I enjoy making contacts in the evenings.
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Old 06-18-2016, 01:44 PM   #10
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I'll be operating as N7RV. Working QRP while trying to recover my former CW skills. For this event the transceiver is Yaesu FT-817nd, ant is Butternut vertical, and most likely the key will be a Kent hand key. Will be picking up our new-to-us Sunseeker 2700DS this coming Monday. Will be combining the shake-down cruise with next weekend's Field Day event.
Wow.. you must be an old timer at Ham radio.. with a call of N7RV.. I thought I was an old timer with W7ITK.. started in 1957 at the age of 14.
Got new Rockwood 2506S on order. Should come in coming week. Happy Camping..!
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