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2019 Field Day Equipment Sign-Up

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:22 pm
by DaveK
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. Check out the posts below to see where you can contribute.

Re: 2019 Field Day Equipment Sign-Up

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 1:03 am
by KAP
Kevin
KK6DGL

HF rig
All band antenna to 80 meters
Pop up tent with shade panel for Shack
Table and chair for Shack
Laptop computer
Battery power
Lighting for Shack

Re: 2019 Field Day Equipment Sign-Up

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 5:55 pm
by DaveK
Kevin

I will be bringing the following (I will update this if there is more):

1. lap top computer which will be the server for all other participating computers
2. router that will make the logging system available to all other computers
3. Heil Headphones (currently set-up for Icom radios) with foot switch
4. 80M band pass filter
5. one pop-up
6. one power strip
7. cheat sheets for all operators
8. If needed, we can use the HF radio in the Hummer for any band
9. I will be coordinating with several others to make digital contacts via Winlink (Airmail) for extra points
10. 5 gallons of gasoline for the generators
11. one military mast
12. one 40M dipole antenna w/ balun

I will be notifying the ARRL of our station, which will be published on their website.

Re: 2019 Field Day Equipment Sign-Up

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 10:10 pm
by KAP
KAP wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 1:03 am
Kevin
KK6DGL

HF rig
All band antenna to 80 meters
Pop up tent with shade panel for Shack
Table and chair for Shack
Table and bench for meals
Meal prep station
Laptop computer
Battery power
Lighting for Shack
Igloo water cooler for Shack. Bring your insulated mug
if you like. Also handy for coffee in the AM.

Re: 2019 Field Day Equipment Sign-Up

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 9:57 pm
by Hmfigueroa
Hf rig and antennas , mast coax, antenna analyzers, headphones power supplies, 1000 w generator lighting, fan logging computer, ground rod table chair

And a whole lot of elmering (teaching) :D :D :D

We want you to have fun and enjoy some really great HF operating conditions so come on out we can run what you brung, or you can try our stations. Bring a friend, bring your kids

Re: 2019 Field Day Equipment Sign-Up

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 6:48 pm
by cruiserlarry
I'll have the following equipment available, at a minimum:

Icom 7100 radio w/tuner
Toughbook laptop computer
12 volt 30 amp power supply (2)
headphones (2)
RG8X Coax cables, connectors, adapters - lots
Anderson Power Pole Crimp tool / connectors, antenna analyzer, voltmeter
Honda 200 watt generator (2nd unit is available IF someone else can pick it up AND return it to me)
HD plug strips (2)
HD Extension cords, 50' (2)
chair, 6' folding table
LED able lamps (2)
All-band end fed wire antenna
portable antenna mast
Elk 2m-440 antenna

Re: 2019 Field Day Equipment Sign-Up

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:37 pm
by NotAMog
I'm not sure what vehicle I'll be bringing. I'll have a lot more room for stuff in the Pinzgauer if I get the brake master cylinder replaced in time to bring it. Please let me know if you anticipate needing any of the following -

Ez-Up
Extra Tarps
Cammo Netting
Cammo Netting Spreaders and Poles
Small Picnic Table for 4 with benches

For radio gear -

Yaesu FT-991a
Windows 10 PC
21" Touch Screen Monitor
Buddipole antenna with 80m coil, counterpoise wire, and portable electric fence poles for the counterpoise
Elk Antenna, Portable Rotator, Mast (On the Pinzgauer shack)
Variety of PowerPole extension cords and distribution blocks
PowerPole termination kit and crimper
Variety of RF adapters

I'm not planning on contesting but I do want to set up my radio gear and try it out.

I'll bring 3 French Press coffee pots for coffee tasting, an espresso maker, and a milk steamer for morning espresso drinks.

Re: 2019 Field Day Equipment Sign-Up

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 7:22 pm
by KAP
Bruce,
Thank you for bringing everything. Did you find a trailer for the Pinz? That’s quite a haul.

If you would be so kind, I also have a Buddipole that I have never been able to get the SWR down low on. As a matter of fact. Jack has one as well. Perhaps we can set them up adjacent to each other and compare. I have a 4 position antenna switch.

If we orient them correctly, can’t we get them to couple together? 😄

Kevin
KK6DGL

Re: 2019 Field Day Equipment Sign-Up

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:31 pm
by NotAMog
Kevin,

An antenna analyzer is pretty much a necessity for tuning the Buddipole. I'll bring mine and show you how I use it. I made my first 80m QSO on it at Field Day last year. At that low of a frequency the operating range with good SWR is very narrow. Still it's a fun antenna for field use since it's very versatile and allows you to try out different antenna configurations.

I should be able to fit everything in the PInzgauer. Having a lot of space is one thing I like about it :D . I'm not known for packing light :lol: .

Bruce

Re: 2019 Field Day Equipment Sign-Up

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:57 pm
by KAP
Bruce,
I also have an analyzer. Probably not as good as yours. Jack has one too. I look forward to testing the antennas.
Thank you

Kevin
KK6DGL