2012 Field Day Volunteer Operator and Equipment List

We will plan our SummerFest activities and Amateur Radio Field Day Event here. This the weekend we contest for points on the HF air waves, camp, and wheel.
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2012 Field Day Volunteer Operator and Equipment List

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Post by DaveK » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:42 pm

For an effective Field Day event, we will need to secure several radio operators and a number of equipment items. This first post will be updated as volunteers step up, both for radio purposes and equipment as well. We will operate this year on the following bands: 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 and will need band captains for each. Equipment needs will include generators, tables, co-ax, chairs, pop-ups, extension cords, band pass filters and more.

Here is a start:

Band Captains:
80 - Steven
40 - Larry
20 - Hector
15 - Jon
10

Generators
Larry - Honda EU2000I
Hector - Honda EU1000i
lehn20 - Honda 1000
Nick - Honda 2000


Band pass filters
Larry - 15, 20, 40
Dave - 10 and 80

Extension cords
Larry - 2x50'
Dave - 2x50'
Cris - 4x100'

Power strips
Larry - 2
Dave - 1

Pop-up canopies
Larry (if someone can bring it to the event)
Jon - 1
Hector - 1

Chairs
Dave - 2
Larry - 1

Tables
Larry - 1
Cris - 2
Hector - 2 2x4

Co-ax cables and connectors
Jon - 75' RG8x with barrel connectors
Steven
Larry

Wire antennas
Hector

Lights - for night time use (either lanterns or AC)
Larry - 1
Dave - 1
Jon - 1

Portable heaters - for night time use
Larry - 2
Dave - 1
Jon - 1
Cris -1

Radios and power supply
Larry - Kenwood TS-690 HF Radio w/power supply and Yaesu FT-450AT w/power supply
Steven - ?? for 80M
Hector

2M radio for monitoring Keller
Cris

Computers for logging contacts
Larry - 1
Dave - 1
Hector - 1

Antenna masts
Larry - 1
Dave - 2
Jon - 1
Hector - 1

General equipment
Jon - MFJ Antenna analyzer and 2m/70cm J-pole antenna
Dave - MFJ analyzer and Elk antenna
Hector - RigExpert AL-230
Hector - Cheat sheets for making contacts
Ollie - Signs / banners for OAUSA to direct people to the site for FD and testing
Let us know how you would like to participate.
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Re: 2012 Field Day Volunteer Operator and Equipment List

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Post by cruiserlarry » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:10 pm

I volunteer to captain 40 meters, (or whatever is needed...)

I'm planning on bringing the following equipment:

Kenwood TS-690 HF Radio w/power supply
Yaesu FT-450AT w/power supply
TW (20m /17m / 15m / 10m antenna)
15m, 20m, and 40m band pass filters
Honda EU2000I Generator
29' Tripod Antenna mount
4 - 50-75' runs of RG-8X coax w/various UHF connectors/adapters (90 degree PL239-SO239, male-male SO239), 3-4 jumper RX-8X coax cables, etc.
Power strips (2), HD 50' extension cords (2)
Folding table
Toughbook Laptop
Propane heaters (2)
Portable 12V LED light (1)
Folding Chair (1)

I have a pop-up, but I won't have room to take it...

I'll have the Yaesu FT 847 and ATAS 120A in the FJ for backup...
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Re: 2012 Field Day Volunteer Operator and Equipment List

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Post by SP Jon M3 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:57 am

I can work 15m again this year..

I'll be bringing the following equipment:

29' Tall tripod antenna mast
TW Antenna (covers 40m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m)
2m/70cm J-pole antenna
MFJ Antenna analyzer
1 run of 75' RG8x with UHF connectors
REI Shelter 10'x10'
1 Propane heater
1 12v dc light


I also have the Yaesu 857d and ATAS combo.

If I think of anything else, or get anything else I will edit this post.
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Re: 2012 Field Day Volunteer Operator and Equipment List

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Post by DaveK » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:01 pm

Larry and Jon:

Thanks for stepping up.

Larry

1. what is a TM 20m /17m / 15m / 10m antenna

2. can you be specific on how many runs of RG-8X coax, including length, and what kind of connectors you will bring.
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Re: 2012 Field Day Volunteer Operator and Equipment List

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Post by Crismateski » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:38 pm

I dont have much to offer, but do have a couple of small tables, a buddy heater, and access to as many extension cords in lengths from 5-100' If I see any requests for anything I can supply I will add to my list
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Post by DaveK » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:00 pm

Crismateski wrote:I dont have much to offer, but do have a couple of small tables, a buddy heater, and access to as many extension cords in lengths from 5-100' If I see any requests for anything I can supply I will add to my list

Thanks, Cris.

The 100' cords are great. What gauge wire? We could use 4-5.

We'll definitely be able to use the heater.

What size are the tables?
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Post by Crismateski » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:37 am

Cords would be 12g 3 conductor

Tables would be the 2 I had at the meet and greet I think they are 2 x 4 and 3 x 6
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Post by DaveK » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:40 am

Crismateski wrote:Cords would be 12g 3 conductor

Tables would be the 2 I had at the meet and greet I think they are 2 x 4 and 3 x 6

Thanks Cris. We'll take 'em.
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Re: 2012 Field Day Volunteer Operator and Equipment List

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Post by hmfigueroa » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:51 pm

i edited OP for my contributions to the effort I will fill in as i have time.

I am still heavy into Baker to Vegas mode for this weekend but still two radio operators short. :o :o

The Barans Mast will get the Acid test this weekend. Wish me luck

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Post by DaveK » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:25 pm

hmfigueroa wrote:i edited OP for my contributions to the effort I will fill in as i have time.

I am still heavy into Baker to Vegas mode for this weekend but still two radio operators short. :o :o

The Barans Mast will get the Acid test this weekend. Wish me luck

I figured you wouldn't come up for air until the race was over. No problems. Good luck finding the two other operators.

And, make some easy to follow directions for the mast.
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