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Due to requirements of my job I must be out of town on the day of the originally scheduled Field Day meeting, 4-22-2014. Therefore I am rescheduling this meeting for Thursday 4-24-2014. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone.
The time and location will remain the same, 1900 Hours or 7 PM EDT at the club site.
I would ask that ALL FIELD DAY CAPTIANS to plan to attend. I know everyone is busy so I will keep this meeting as short as possible.
1. Team Captains – Station staffing report & additional resources needed for Antenna/Field Day
2. Logistics Team – Food Items needed & number of volunteer’s needed for food prep
3. General Discussion Items
a. Flex Station Captain – Position is still vacant
b. Safety Issues – Lighting & Guy line markers
c. Operator Schedules – Each Station Captain needs to submit a schedule to Chuck W8PT for posting
d. Field Day Talk Around Frequencies – Need two 2 meter simplex frequencies
i. Field Day Staff use only
ii. General talk around
4. Next Field Day Meeting Date – ?????
5. Any additional Antenna/Field Day items those present would like to discuss
I am still in need of a Flex Station Captain. I have a radio (FT-857), power supply, antenna tuner, antenna and coax for this station if it is needed.
The emergency power to this station will be provided by the main generator if the power cord I have is long enough. If not I have a small generator
(3.5 KW) we can use for this purpose.
I have the pizza (Pappa John’s) and drinks secured for Antenna Day. Pizza will arrive about 1200 hours. Donuts & coffee will be available as soon as the
power team can get the generator and power distribution in place. I plan to have a cooler with ice and water available as well and there should be additional
space if you have beverages you want to keep cold.
I know that Robert N8RLG is in need of several pair of hands to help him prepare the feast. So please contact him if you are able to offer any assistance in this
area. Robert can most easily be contacted this Thursday evening when he will be running the PCARS Net at 1900 hours on the 146.895 Repeater PL 110.9 Hz or
73, DE KD8VT SK
Fellow PCARS CW OPS….. Antenna Day and Field Day are rapidly approaching (even tho we may have to shovel snow on Antenna Day)….
If you are interested in operating the CW Station during Field Day, please send an email to "firstname.lastname@example.org" . No major changes of any kind in equipment or antenna, so if you have operated the Field Day CW station in the past… you are good to go, if not… more emails will follow with equipment info.
Remember…. the CW station is for all hams, no specific skill or code speed required. That being said, you should have some level of CW proficiency (5 words a minute or better) to make your experience rewarding. The CW station will make use of a computer for logging and some automated sending/receiving ….. however, don’t despair, you can bring your straight key or paddle……
So if your in….. send me an email and brush up on your CW skills….
C U @ Antenna Day
73, Dave, WB2DFC
BC3 at Linden Pointe
3182 Innovation Way
Hermitage, PA 16148
Note the google map at the above web site is wrong BUT the written directions are good all but the last sentence. Do not take the first right , go straight ahead.