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Author Topic: field day  (Read 3719 times)
AB9PM
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« on: June 21, 2017, 05:57:26 PM »

I have never participated in field day. If I participate as a mobile station in WI besides the class c mobile what is the proper station exchange. I am not interested in scoring or registering.
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AA4Q
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2017, 06:54:33 PM »

1C WI

or in voice: "One Charlie, Wisconsin" or "One Charlie, Whiskey India"

have fun!

(actually, you'll have a lot more fun if you find a club to camp out and work the full weekend with!)

AA4Q

more info
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2017/2017%20Field%20Day%20Packet(1)(1).pdf
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AB9PM
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 06:04:32 PM »

Thank you for your reply
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N9AOP
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 09:53:53 AM »

How did everyone enjoy the field day contest?
Art
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N2SR
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2017, 11:31:16 AM »

How did everyone enjoy the field day contest?
Art

Operated 20 cw with the local radio club. 

I think I did okay.  Starting at the first hour, had hourly QSO totals of:

81, 98, 89, 72, 95, 87, and 79. 

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K1HMS
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2017, 02:44:09 PM »

How did everyone enjoy the field day contest?
Art

N1FD - "November 1 Fox Delta,  7 Alpha, November Hotel"  will be echoing in my head for weeks. After thousands of times it becomes a "brain worm".

3 towers, 4 beams, 3 50 foot masts for a 40m wire array, several inverted Vs, and a auto-track satellite station. It takes a good club and a lot of team work to safely put that much steel in the air in a afternoon.

Equipment: 4-5 IC-7300s (CW/SSB 80m-6m), K3S (40m CW), 2 Flex 6700s (GOTA and digital), and the SAT station.

All went well until a lightning storm delayed tear-down. Something about 60' towers and lightning in a high open field that made the safety officer nervous.

The mess tent did a great job and we certainly had the appetite and calorie outflow to enjoy it.

We definitely enjoyed it, but thank goodness we have a year to rest.....

I'm interested in the stations others had.

Hamilton

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KM4SII
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2017, 06:35:40 PM »

How did everyone enjoy the field day contest?
Art

N1FD - "November 1 Fox Delta,  7 Alpha, November Hotel"  will be echoing in my head for weeks. After thousands of times it becomes a "brain worm".

Same here! "you are Nine Alpha, November Charley" over and over and over....

I remember N1FD calling me when I was operating 40m SSB at W4NC. It might have been you at the mic.

73 de KM4SII
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N9AOP
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 08:19:01 PM »

Nice to hear from you guys.  I ran a 1F station and there were 6 or us.  We tossed a homebrew OCF and a military 32 ft vertical outside.  Last year we were in the top 5 in class but this year we ran it as a fun event since one fellow was a newly licensed general and another was using his new IC7300 that he got at Dayton and I brought my K3S.  We had a great time and did mostly SSB because I am the only brass pounder.    I did miss setting up in some park and maybe next year we will do that.  In spite of the conditions, there were wall to wall qso's out there for the picking.  Only minus about our site was no 'tod for the bod' because we were on county property.  Long ago around here FD meant at least 6 stations plus the novice station and at least 40 members participating.  Lots of food, too much liquor but we sure had fun.
Art
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K1HMS
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 05:57:07 PM »

It is a lot of fun pitching a large station and the food was great but one of these years I'd like to go the 1F route with 5-6 guys.  Put a 60' tower on a mountain peak with a good tribander and a 2 element 40m and just hammer the best band and mode.

As a 7 alpha you have guys working 80m mid day and others working 6m at midnight, both mostly calling CQ.
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2017, 07:54:09 PM »

KY4KY 2F KY

Bullitt Amateur Radio Society (ky4ky.com)

CW station:
-Elecraft K3S
-TA-32 2 el. tri-bander up about 30 ft
-dipoles for 40m and 80m up about 34 ft.
-N1MM+ logger networked for the event

The SSB station:
-Yaesu FT-847
-rotatable dipole for 10m through 20m
-ladder line fed dipole for 80m/40m
                    
        Band   Mode  QSOs     Pts  Pt/Q
         3.5  CW     292     584   2.0
         3.5  LSB     42      42   1.0
           7  CW     397     794   2.0
           7  LSB     79      79   1.0
          14  CW     410     820   2.0
          14  USB     90      90   1.0
          21  CW     278     556   2.0
          21  USB     98      98   1.0
          28  CW      40      80   2.0
          28  USB     12      12   1.0
       Total  Both  1738    3155   1.8

            Score : 6,310


            
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 11:34:38 AM »

W4GGM 3A TN

Ran 2 K3 QRP on EFHW and and an IC-737 on an OCF windom or Eagle One vertical (100w)

All powered by battery and solar panels.

The CW bunch did 535 Q's on 3 bands and the phone side did 215.

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K1HMS
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 12:06:02 PM »

It is good to see KY4KY and W4GGM got most of their points from CW. Our club (N1FD) was 28% CW for Thirteen Colonies (K2K) and a bit less CW for field day.

As a new CW op I was on 80m and 40m where it was quiet.  With 386 QSOs for K2K and a lot fewer for FD. FD was a IC-7300 on a 80m inverted V at 40' with 100w.  K2K was a TS-590SG , full wave delta loop at 90' and 1kW.
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N2SR
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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2017, 04:38:51 AM »

I don't have the exact numbers, but at K2AA, we had over 1000 Q's on 40 cw, 960 Q's on 20 cw, and over a 1000 Q's on 40 ssb. 
I forget what the number of Q's on 21 ssb were, but not even close to 1000. 

Generally our CW Q's are over 50% of the totals. 

As I mentioned before, rates and hourly totals were high on 20 cw.   My first hour on 20 was 81, followed by a 98 hour.  20 was HOT. 

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K1HMS
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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2017, 06:39:25 AM »

N2AA  Those are good numbers.  What was your exchange XA NJ, radios, and antennas?
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N2SR
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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2017, 09:33:45 AM »

N2AA  Those are good numbers.  What was your exchange XA NJ, radios, and antennas?

K2AA. 

7A SNJ. 

40m cw radio is a 1000mp, with a 2 element Cushcraft Yagi at 50 feet.  20 cw radio is a 590SG, with a Mosley TA-33 at 50 feet.

40 ssb radio - unknown, but a 2 element Cushcraft Yagi at 50 feet.   

We use AB-577 masts for the 6 main stations, and a 40 feet aluminum tower for the GOTA station. 

My hourly QSO numbers on 20 cw for the first 7 hours: 81, 98, 89, 72, 95, 87, and 79.



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