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Author Topic: ? Winter Field Day ?  (Read 469 times)
KD8BUN
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« on: November 17, 2008, 06:21:16 PM »

I am interested in advice from more experienced hams on setting up for winter field day. I would like to suggest that our club set up somewhere in town (visible to public) to promote the club and ARES. I however am very new with little to no experience. That is why I am turning to you? What can you share with me?
Thanks,
73
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AC2Q
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 10:10:42 AM »

There is one group I know of that already does this:

http://www.spar-hams.org/contests/winterfd/index.php

Thier 2007 results are listed below, not HUGE, but at least you would have someone to talk to with a similar purpose?

Society for the Preservation of Amateur Radio

Logs Received as of Feb 16, 2007 0000 UTC

Call   Claimed Score
AB8VV   200
AE4FA   1004
AG4YO   2189
K0AJW   4456
K9CWD   3008
KA2IBE   2
KB3BHL   5156
KB3LIX   45
KD7HGS   3001
KG7HF   620
KT4Q   3008
KY4LAW   4729
N0RZT   8
N5PVL   16
NE4GA   3168
VE3KQN   1001
W1SOX   3120
W3GS   5686
W4ABP   1056
W4ANK   3540
W4RWL   3100
W9EMA   Check Log
W9MAR   2099
WB1Z   3072
WI6ZRD   2513
WX7BOI   1081
WV0T   2
YV1/W5ALT   4
     
28 Logs  1599 QSO's

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KI4CRA
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 06:08:14 AM »

Steven,
   We here in Fl while its not a regular Field Day per se, in Jan we are having a small get together with both club and ARES members.  We are going to a pre planned site, will have generators, etc..  We will be on total emergency power, again, its not going to be anything fancy, just a bunch of getting together, setting up and operating with different types of antennas.  Look for us on 17 Jan 09, we will be operating as W4OT on hopefully ALL bands from 40-10 meters.  It is not like  WE have to make as many contacts as possible, no pressure, just to go out and have a good time.



73 de Mark
AI4HO
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W5ESE
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008, 08:59:51 AM »

There is also a QRP-only winter Field Day; "Freeze
Your Butt Off", sponsored by the Arizone ScQRPions:

http://www.azscqrpions.org/ScQRPion_OPERATING_EVENTS.htm

A word of warning; QRP contests are mostly CW, so if
you don't have some active morse operators in your
group, the pickings will be slim.

But QRP outdoor events are easy and cheap to deploy;
you can use gel cell SLA or 'AA' batteries, so it's
not necessary to arrange for a gasoline powered
generator.

73
Scott
W5ESE
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