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Author Topic: Field Day home station?  (Read 3090 times)
N4NYY
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« on: June 20, 2013, 10:31:51 AM »

I want to run 1 transmitter Field Day home station. Would that be a 1D?

Also, it says in the rules, "Class D stations may only count contacts made with Class A, B, C, E and F Field Day stations."

That means I cannot contact other home stations (D), correct?
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KB3LIX
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 11:47:08 AM »

YES


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YES
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WB6BYU
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 01:17:48 PM »

Yes.

I operated Field Day from home for several years when I had to be available on short notice.
Since I typically work QRP anyway, I just unplugged the charger from the battery, which put
me in class 1E (home station on emergency power).  That way I could work any station.
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KA7RRA
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013, 12:56:48 AM »

Use a car battery, you would be 1 echo and you would able to talk/work every body regardless of class
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N7SMI
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2013, 11:54:38 AM »

That means I cannot contact other home stations (D), correct?

You can contact them, just not for FD credit.
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KS2G
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2013, 06:27:53 PM »

That means I cannot contact other home stations (D), correct?

You can contact them, just not for FD credit.

And they won't get credit for working you.
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KB3LIX
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2013, 06:57:36 PM »

Did y'all get your copy of the FD Bulletin ?

Got mine on CW, PSK-31 & RTTY.
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WH7DX
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2013, 12:03:37 PM »

That was a lot of fun. 

I was using my 48V Golf Cart Batteries hooked up to box I made that contained a 1500w pure sine inverted with a meter, DC power switches, battery charger and Solar panel connections (3 panels about 700-800W output).   Being that I was operating at night the solar didn't matter but it's all inclusive.

Conditions were horrible and I didn't bother until near sunset when it got much better.   Signals were too weak and too noisy.   Around sunset it quieted down a bit and contacts made through out the U.S. came through well.   Nice to get on 80M again.   40 & 80 was clear and strong.

It was interesting because I was operating with about 600W and Hexbeam so I was able to get through because many were much closer but using 100W or less.   That's a twist.

Next year I should take my FT-897 up the mountain with Marine Battery and operate for evening - using end fed antenna and perhaps dipole with switch.   I'm kinda the solo ham operator amongst friends.....
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KT4EP
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2013, 07:14:09 PM »

I participated just for the fun of it.    I hope I helped some other hams get their FD points.
I was  2D TN
KT4EP
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