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2018 ARRL Field Day June 23

posted Jun 1, 2018, 10:54 PM by Peter Belbin
Hello there!

Planning for the 2018 ARRL Field Day is underway.

Meeting time: tbd (it will probably start around 10am or so)

Duration: tbd  ( it will go probably until around 6pm or so)

The main activity is that of bringing along your gear, set something up, and see if you can operate (make contacts with other stations).  eg: if you needed to go to a location on a temporary basis and provide assistance.  Beyond that, we're in it to have some fun, and hopefully garner some curiosity from non radio operators.

As a 'group effort', John and others are working on resourcing an end-fed vertical antenna for HF, with the support being provided by a weather balloon (or similar).  Stay tuned.  If we do this, it will need some people on hand to help, both with putting it up, and, with recovering, and possibly, afterwards, releasing the balloon with a gps tracker, to see where it goes.

Our involvement typically is only on Saturday.  However, for those that are keen to take a look at how other clubs 'do it', you are welcome to visit the NARS effort at Burroughs Park (eg: on Sunday morning).  They will be active the entire 24 hour period, from what I understand.