2011 SummerFest Field Day Planning/Discussion

We'll plan the 2011 SummerFest event here. Threads will be started as we get closer to the event. This event will include an Amateur Radio testing session.
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Re: 2011 SummerFest Field Day Planning/Discussion

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Post by xtatik » Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:30 pm

Ollie,
Wondering if you have Anderson's on the back of that 897? I think it would be fun to put it on the air for awhile on the 15 station. Let me know.

Dave,
I've made a couple of tie-off points (cleats) for antenna halyards on the two new masts going up this year. Remind me on Friday to put it on the K6OAU mast. I think we'll put 40m on this mast as it will be the tallest (I cut mine down a bit). My newer mast is cut down less than my older one and should have 20m on it. 15m will go on my older mast.

It's been pretty quiet and the event is a week away. I feel reasonably confident we've got the stations put together. But, It wouldn't hurt to "huddle up" sometime this coming week (Monday, Tuesday...whatever works) on Skype to finalise any issues. This'll give us time to hit HRO for last minute items. I'm contemplating renting another 3k Honda gennie like last year as nothing has turned up in the way of a back up.
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Re: 2011 SummerFest Field Day Planning/Discussion

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Post by OLLIE » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:44 pm

The 897 has the power supply on it. If we want to run it I figured we would run it off of the 120V from a generator. We could unplug it from the power supply and run it off 12VDC if we want I guess. I'm still working on another generator too. It will be a Honda 3000. ;) I'm also working on bringing some 50' sections of heavy duty extension cord.
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Re: 2011 SummerFest Field Day Planning/Discussion

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Post by xtatik » Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:15 pm

Duly noted on the 897. Will the gennie be an inverter model?
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Re: 2011 SummerFest Field Day Planning/Discussion

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Post by OLLIE » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:37 am

xtatik wrote:Duly noted on the 897. Will the gennie be an inverter model?
Yes it would be. It has two 120V outlets.
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Re: 2011 SummerFest Field Day Planning/Discussion

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Post by xtatik » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:48 am

Ollie
The model in the picture is the 3000c. It's not an inverter model and it will be harsh on power supplies, radios, computers or other sensitive electronics.
Are you sure it's not this one?
http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/prod ... EU3000ISAN
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Re: 2011 SummerFest Field Day Planning/Discussion

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Post by DaveK » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:13 pm

xtatik wrote:Ollie,
Wondering if you have Anderson's on the back of that 897? I think it would be fun to put it on the air for awhile on the 15 station. Let me know.

Dave,
I've made a couple of tie-off points (cleats) for antenna halyards on the two new masts going up this year. Remind me on Friday to put it on the K6OAU mast. I think we'll put 40m on this mast as it will be the tallest (I cut mine down a bit). My newer mast is cut down less than my older one and should have 20m on it. 15m will go on my older mast.

It's been pretty quiet and the event is a week away. I feel reasonably confident we've got the stations put together. But, It wouldn't hurt to "huddle up" sometime this coming week (Monday, Tuesday...whatever works) on Skype to finalise any issues. This'll give us time to hit HRO for last minute items. I'm contemplating renting another 3k Honda gennie like last year as nothing has turned up in the way of a back up.

Randy:

I will set up a Skype conference call this week.
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Re: 2011 SummerFest Field Day Planning/Discussion

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Post by OLLIE » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:43 pm

xtatik wrote:Ollie
The model in the picture is the 3000c. It's not an inverter model and it will be harsh on power supplies, radios, computers or other sensitive electronics.
Are you sure it's not this one?
http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/prod ... EU3000ISAN
It's the 3000c. I was going to rent it from Home Depot. I can see what else I can find.
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Re: 2011 SummerFest Field Day Planning/Discussion

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Post by xtatik » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:07 pm

OLLIE wrote:
xtatik wrote:Ollie
The model in the picture is the 3000c. It's not an inverter model and it will be harsh on power supplies, radios, computers or other sensitive electronics.
Are you sure it's not this one?
http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/prod ... EU3000ISAN
It's the 3000c. I was going to rent it from Home Depot. I can see what else I can find.
Let me know soon Ollie. There is a rental place here in Costa Mesa that exclusively rents inverter models. I haven't checked with them yet, so I am assuming they'll have the same models.
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Re: 2011 SummerFest Field Day Planning/Discussion

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Post by OLLIE » Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:06 am

xtatik wrote:
OLLIE wrote:
xtatik wrote:Ollie
The model in the picture is the 3000c. It's not an inverter model and it will be harsh on power supplies, radios, computers or other sensitive electronics.
Are you sure it's not this one?
http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/prod ... EU3000ISAN
It's the 3000c. I was going to rent it from Home Depot. I can see what else I can find.
Let me know soon Ollie. There is a rental place here in Costa Mesa that exclusively rents inverter models. I haven't checked with them yet, so I am assuming they'll have the same models.
Please call me when you get a chance. I'll PM you my cell phone number.
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Re: 2011 SummerFest Field Day Planning/Discussion

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Post by BigDave » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:38 pm

I have a generator that I will be bringing. It is a 3500 watt non-inverter type that i use for my pop-up tent trailer.

Is there a device like a surge protector that I could plug into it that would help with electronics?
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