2018 Field Day Equipment & Participation Sign-Up

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2018 Field Day Equipment & Participation Sign-Up

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Post by DaveK » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:04 pm

FIELD DAY EQUIPMENT AND PARTICIPATION SIGN-UP

Field Day requires a great deal of equipment and people willing to work the various bands that are part of the competition. Let us know what you will be able to bring and what stations you would like to work. The items we will need include antenna masts, antennas, radios, power supplies, generators, computers, coax, tables, pop-ups, chairs, headphones, logging supplies, etc. Volunteers are needed to work the local repeaters for call-ins and band captains. Let us know where you would like to contribute.

Here is the list of equipment and supplies we will need. Please let us know what you can bring:


RADIOS
Icom 7100 Larry
Icom 7000 Dave

POWER SUPPLIES
2 Larry

COAX
Larry

MASTS
1 Dave
1 Larry

ANTENNAS
Larry15/20/40
Dave - 80m in the Hummer

COMPUTERS
Dave
Larry

LIGHTS / LANTERNS
Larry
Dave

CHAIRS
Dave
Larry

TABLES
Larry
Dave

POP-UPS
Dave

LOGGING MATERIALS
Dave

HEADPHONES
Dave
Larry

BAND PASS FILTERS
15/20/40 Larry
80 Dave

GENERATORS
Larry

AC EXTENSION CORDS
Larry
Dave
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Re: 2018 Field Day Equipment & Participation Sign-Up

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Post by Hmfigueroa » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:16 pm

We know some of you have some nice HF Radio setups and we encourage you to come and Run your stations. We will provide you any information and advice to help you be an effective Field Day Communicator.

Each year we have people come out with a desire to learn, and this year we would like to help you learn to use your own gear. Don't worry if you aren't comfortable running your gear as I have enough gear to set up several stations. and logging

Post up what you want to bring and we can make sure you have everything necessary for a good time on the air.

We have been using N3FJP's Field Day Logger with great success over the last few years. The software provides realtime status as to what is going on. It is a great benefit in knowing who you are working , who you have worked, and using the group to make sure your logging is correct. Here is a great video that demonstrates how easy it is to log with a computer running field day logger. It makes a great way to submit our log to ARRL at the end of the event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... JEIXuoKWqc

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Post by DaveK » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:59 pm

Hector

In addition to the stuff I posted above, I will be bringing a long (er) range router so we can connect to the guys who operate outside the main Ham Shack.

We also need to make sure that all those who will be bring computers (for logging) have the most current software already loaded.
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Re: 2018 Field Day Equipment & Participation Sign-Up

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Post by KAP » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:22 pm

Dave,
I will have my Yaesu 991 HF GatorShack
Multiple antenna options 80 meter and below
Coax cables
Laptop(s)
Digital capability- hopefully
Battery back ups
30 watt solar panel
AC extension cord
120-12v power supply
Pop up tent for Shack
Table for Shack
Shade cloth for sunny/rainy side of Shack
Antenna masts and guy lines
Plenty of stakes for the pop ups and antenna masts
4- 4’ ground rods
Headphone, microphone and splitters
Chairs
Lights

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Post by RogerD » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:28 pm

Dave,

Here is what I plan to bring -

RADIOS
Icom 271H (2m All Mode for Side Band Operation)
Yaesu FT-450D (HF although I'm more interested in trying out digital modes than contesting)

POWER SUPPLIES
160 Watts of solar + 2 GC2 6V batteries in series for radios+ 45AH gel cell for the fridge

COAX
100' of RG-58
2 50' of LMR-400 with N connectors

MASTS
BuddiPole Mast
Several 8' lengths of aluminum tube

ANTENNAS
Buddipole with lots of add ons
Elk 2m/440

COMPUTERS
PC Laptop

LIGHTS / LANTERNS
Miscellaneous electric lanterns

CHAIRS
At least 2

TABLES
2

POP-UPS
I can bring one if needed
Also have extra tarps and camo netting for shade

LOGGING MATERIALS
Have latest N3FJP on laptop

HEADPHONES
Yes

BAND PASS FILTERS
None

GENERATORS
No

AC EXTENSION CORDS
Can bring a 100' if needed

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Post by KAP » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:09 pm

FYI- weather for this weekend
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Post by lrsrngr » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:04 pm

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I will bring my FT-817 and a 10m dipole. We'll see what kind of trouble I can get in with minimalist equipment along with enough wire to build other antenna configurations. Hoping to do some experimenting that I have not really done a lot of over the several years I have owned the radio. Looking forward to FD 2018.

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