• [VA3QV] Field Day 2022

    From VA3QV via rec.radio.amateur.moderat@21:1/5 to All on Tue Jun 14 18:49:22 2022
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    My Amateur Radio Life

    Field Day 2022

    Posted: 14 Jun 2022 10:09 AM PDT https://va3qv.wordpress.com/2022/06/14/field-day-2022/

    Traditionally held on The Last Rainy Weekend in June but for the sticklers
    for the rules its actual date is the 4th weekend in June

    This year it would be on June 25th and ending on June 26th

    So what will VA3QV be doing???? Its safe to say that my Field Day Station
    will look a bit like this:

    or like this from back in 2017.

    FD 2017/ RAC Canada Day Contest 2017

    Wont look like this. This was an early Winter Field Day attempt

    So I plan to be operating as a 1B Battery Station from the RAC Ontario East Section (ONE)

    The actual location has not been determined yet but there is a good chance the location could be one of the Parks on the Air location in the City of Kingston.

    Thats the plan for good weather and so far the long range forecast is
    calling for nice (dry). If the weather is not dry then the plan is to
    operate as a home station in the 1D catagory just to give out points to the participants

    If you are new at this then the rules can be found here:

    Years ago Field Day was considered a test of our emergency operating skills specifically to set up and operate a station for 24 hours and somehow it
    has morphed into more of contest with groups of operators putting up
    equipment that would not be used in a real emergency at power levels that
    could not be maintained unless you had a generator and an endless supply of gasoline.

    Im a little more primitive by setting up my QRP (5w of power) radio with a
    wire antenna and using a solar panel to top up the battery as needed.

    basic shelter

    I will have the option of being under cover (see above pic) as protection
    from the sun and/or rain most likely be needed at some time . Not sure how long I will be operating but it wont be for the full 24 hours.

    Overnight all I would be doing is listening to static and feeding the mosquitoes

    No egos to stroke. Just operate and make some contacts with the emphasis of having fun and not taking myself too seriously.

    Hope to hear you and be heard by you during the event


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