[EMS Discuss] Ham Radio Field Day

Tue Jun 19 10:15:15 PDT 2012

There are a couple groups in town that setup tents and have several radios going. They setup in public places and encourage the public to drop by and check it out. If you have never done it before then you should drop by. They usually will let the public get on the radios and get some contacts.  All of the stations run on alternative power and some qrp.  I don't know their locations for this year. I should hear before this weekend and will forward on. 

On Jun 19, 2012, at 9:35 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> Field Day is this Saturday and Sunday.  Is anyone planning on doing anything for field day?  I've never participated but it always sounded like it would be fun.  I'm mostly a HAM noob so I'm not sure how much I could contribute but it would be fun to learn a few things from the more experienced.  Here is the objective from the website:
> To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions.
> I believe it's meant as a fun disaster preparedness exercise where you are trying to make as many contacts as possible using backup power supplies such as batteries, solar, etc.  I think low power is generally considered a good thing since you want to conserve energy.  Feel free to correct me if you know more about it.
> So is anyone doing anything for field day?
> Rick
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