Field Day Update #2

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    Fred Kemmerer
    Fred Kemmerer

    Field Day is just a little over 1 month away and our planning is well underway. We have secured permission to use the upper baseball fields at the Hollis-Brookline High School for our Field Day operations. This is going to be a great site.

    This site will be perfect for our plans for two towers with tri-band yagis. We are also planning a two element Delta Loop array for the 40m band. This will be a great project for us to learn about high-performance wire antennas and how to build them on Friday before operations begin.

    Several of our Station Masters will be setting up the new Icom IC-7300 transceiver for our Field Day stations. All of our stations will be open to all club members and guests to sign up to operate. We will also have a GOTA station on 20m as well with a Buddi-pole antenna system.

    We are going to try operating a combination of SSB Phone and Digital from the “SSB Stations” this year. This will provide some more ways to make contacts and a chance operate using the digital modes.

    We are also going to have a full 100W setup for our 6m station this year and there is a rumor that we may have an expert VHF operator to help us to do some 6m Meteor Scatter contacts as well as to help us to catch some Es activity on the Magic Band during Field Day.

    We have decided to include a 70cm live Fast Scan Digital TV link as part of our Field Day setup this year. We will be transmitting and receiving live TV between our Field Day site and Nashoba Valley’s Field Day operation.

    Our Club meeting in June will be all about Field Day – our plans, how to sign up to operate and help setup antennas and stations, as well as our plans for visits from public officials. And we’ll also hear about the gourmet meals that are being planned! Our Tech Night in June will provide training on logging, operating, Falling Derek Towers and beams, operating digital during Field Day and much more.

    We will have our next Field Day planning meeting on May 23rd at 7 pm at the Nashua Public Library. Don’t miss it!


    - Fred (AB1OC)
    President, Nashua Area Radio Society
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