Archive for June, 2018

FIELD DAY WEATHER UPDATE

The forecast indicates a high probability of showers and possible thunderstorms all through Field Day. The good news is that rainfall amounts are forecast to be light, 0.25″ to 0.5″ during each 12 hour period; except if we get caught under a thunderstorm. The other good news is that winds are looking to be in the 5 to 10 mph range, less than what they said yesterday. Be alert for thunder and take cover if lightning is in the area. Vehicles are the safest place but use your best judgement and pay attention to our Safety Officer!!

Bring rain gear and a change of clothes. The grass will be wet so waterproof boots are essential. You do not want to walk around in wet shoes all day. BRING YOUR RAIN GEAR!!!! And don’t forget bug spray!!!

We will continue operating unless we detect lightning in the vicinity.

Tony WA8AR

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Field Day After Action Meeting

There will be a Field Day After Action Meeting on Tuesday, June 26 at 7:00 PM, held at the Club Site.  Field Day Staff, especially station captains are encouraged to attend.  Any interested Club members may also attend.  We will make this meeting a brief as practical.

Chuck, W8PT, will also be holding the DX/Contest SIG immediately after the FD Meeting.  Thanks to for volunteering part of his SIG time for our FD Meeting.

Tony  WA8AR 
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Antenna Crew Ready To Go !!!

Thanks to all those who volunteered for the Field Day Antenna Crew! I will see you all there on Saturday morning at 10:00. I will be sending an email with mostly safety info before FD. Thank You all again.

Tony WA8AR

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Antenna Crew Ready To Go !!!

Thanks to all those who volunteered for the Field Day Antenna Crew!  I will see you all there on Saturday morning at 10:00.  I will be sending an email with mostly safety info before FD.  Thank You all again.
Tony  WA8AR

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Field Day – Saturday Dinner and Sunday Breakfast Information

First of all PLEASE remember to bring your meal tickets.  We do have a list of everyone who got a ticket but things will go faster if you have your tickets!!  Jennifer (Andrews) Williams KB3GXB will be our Food service coordinator, and Head Breakfast cook!  ALL times stated herein are approximate.

Dinner:  Service will begin at about 17:30 with meals being delivered to the operators first.  After the get their food the crew will begin serving meals to Members and Guests.  Everyone just have a good time!!

Breakfast:  Service will begin about 06:00 (translation: 6 AM), again with food going out to operators first, and then all others will get fed.  Breakfast service will continue until about08:30.  Last one to eat washed dishes (just kidding!!).

Tony  WA8AR

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PCARS on Hamnation

On Hamnation (Wed. June 20th), one of the segments was showing the DX Engineering Field Day video that was done by Parky, KB8UUZ. This video talked about PCARS and Field Day.

You can see the entire Hamnation program on YouTube at 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-xy6gcjLMU

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Still Need a Few Volunteers for Field Day

We are still in need of a few (4) more volunteers for the FD Antenna Crew. Volunteers must be at the Field Day site by 10 am Saturday June 23rd (the morning of Field Day) to help set up the antennas for all of the Field Day Stations. No special expertise or experience is necessary, each station Captain will provide tools, equipment and supervise antenna construction for their station. We are looking for a minimum of 15 volunteers this year. It should be fun, as well as a good learning experience. To volunteer please simply send me (Tony WA8AR) an email: tromito99@gmail.com Subject: Antenna Crew Include Your name and call sign. Last Year we had all of the antennas up and operating just after noon.

Thanks,
Tony

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Pop and Snacks for Field Day

We are requesting that members donate Soda Pop, Chips, Cookies or and similar snacks. Just bring them to the Field Day site when you come out. The Club will furnish bottled water and Coolers with ice. Snacks and pop will be very much appreciated by all.

Tony WA8AR

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DX Engineering Field Day Videos with info on PCARS

Check it out – DX Engineering just posted 8 videos about why we like Field Day.  LOTS of pics and references to PCARS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Parky
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Flex Station

 

Hey Field Day members!My apologies as the roster yesterday had a mistake in it. The Saturday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM slot that was shown vacant was in fact taken by Terry KB8AMZ, which leaves the 10:00 PM to Midnight slot open.A couple of you approached me at the meeting last night about the 6:00 PM slot, if you’re still willing and want to take the 10:00 PM slot instead please let me know right away. I still have Sunday slots open as well so anyone who wants to participate at Flex, let me know! The current roster is attached.73, Rick K8CAV
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