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My 2022 Field Day Setup


Kurt_R
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I wasn’t able to attend Field Day with the club so I wanted to post my setup here since I was running my class as 1E at 5 Watts.

I used my Chameleon MPAS 2 vertical dipole with a CAP Hat in between the sections. I also used my Lab599 TX-500 set at 50% power (5 watts). 

My power source was the Powerwerx Powerbox 15 with a trio of Bioenno batteries (2- 3Ah, 1- 9Ah). I used a Powerwerx 110 Watt Solar Panel to top-off the Bioenno batteries throughout Saturday, but didn’t end up needing them as the 15Ah powerbox was more than sufficient for the entire operation.

I didn’t make many contacts, but I had fun participating in my first field day where I actually operated my own setup. 

The 5 Watts (QRP power) was fun, challenging, frustrating, and required lots of my patience. 

Overall it was a great experience.

73,

K9OAK


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Field Day was frustrating at 100 watts with 40' high dipoles too! That solar storm that rolled through really made a mess of things. Props for doing QRP!


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Kurt_R
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@webmaster Well that makes me feel a bit better knowing there was a solar storm rolling through and EVERYONE was having a rough go of it. After the field day time expired I put up my 73 ft wire on a 34 ft fiberglass mast and switched to 100W and still things were not ideal. I thought it was just some RF interference on my part.

 

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K9OAK


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