Field Day 2019 Planning Thread
This will be our planning thread for our Field Day activities for this year. So if you have questions, suggestions, equipment or gear you can provide post it here. Thanks!
I was looking at the ARRL PDF for the rules and am noticing all the bonus point possibilities.
Do we have a plan for a GOTA station? Is someone planning to contact local fire or COVOAD agencies to set up a quick visit?
Bonus points < multipliers, but we shouldn't step over the 20's to pick up the 5's.
We will most certainly have a GOTA station. It's worked well over the last couple of years. That will likely get ironed out at the next meeting. We will also have a info table, and an educational activity. We usually start off with 500+ bonus points before we even hit the air.
I have some 24 gauge stranded wire for for 40 meters and 20 meters from an old dual band antenna I had made. Somewhere around here I have the balun from that antenna. I can provide 2 50ft sections of RG-8X, and a 50ft section of RG-58.
Just thinking out loud here for May's meeting: Besides the club's 7300, what other HF radios would we have available? Would like to nail down who is bringing generators and batteries. Any thought of verticals or inverted-v antennas or do we have the tree canopy to go with just wire in the air?
Here are the Field Day handouts from the meeting Tuesday night.
Here is the "cheat sheet" packet for operators at Field Day. Included in the packet is: 1) Our exchange, 2) Frequencies, 3) N1MM+ summary, and 4) the ARRL/RAC sections (alphabetically).
If anyone can think of anything else to add let me know.
Got some awesome Field Day photos to share for the photo gallery? Send them to me!
(Link is a simple script that allows anonymous uploads to my personal Google Drive space)