Hanover Area Hamming Association

Hanover, Pennsylvania

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Field Day

June 24-25, 2017

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What is Field Day

This is Ham Radio's most popular operating event.

We set up in the carnival grounds at the PHVFC. Start with a 100 watt transceiver. Add a multiband antenna in the trees and a portable generator. Finally add a computer for logging and CAT control. We have a complete amateur station where absolutely nothing existed before. Neat. We operate this station for 24 hours and see how many other field day stations we can contact. If we are ambitious, we will add a second station.

Ham's ability and willingness to do this is legend. Maybe this is practice - maybe it is just fun.

Field Day Schedule

Day Time Activity
Fri 2:00 pm Setup
Sat 10:00 am Setup
Sat 2:00 pm Contest starts
Sun 2:00 pm Contest ends
Sun 2:00 pm Tear-down

Who is bringing what

What Description Who
HF station 1 (80, 20 & 10 meters) Transceiver with accessories (FT-991) Michele, KB3LLS
HF station 1 Antenna (G5RV) Al, W3TRW
HF station 1 Portable mast Al, W3TRW
HF station 1 Coax Mike WM3J
HF station 1 Antenna Tuner (FT-991 internal) Michele, KB3LLS
HF station 1 Computer with N3FJP s/w Mike, WM3J
HF station 1 CAT Mike, WM3J
HF station 1 Bandpass filters Charlie, W3CQB
HF station 1 AC power strip Brian, N3VN
HF station 2 (40 & 15 meters) Transceiver with accessories (IC-735) Al, W3TRW
HF station 2 Antenna (40 meter dipole) Mike, WM3J
HF station 2 Coax (RG-8 150 ft) Charlie, W3CQB
HF station 2 Antenna Tuner
HF station 2 Computer with N3FJP s/w Charlie, W3CQB
HF station 2 CAT Charlie, W3CQB
HF station 2 Bandpass filters Charlie, W3CQB
HF station 2 AC power strip Brian, N3VN
Power Generator John, N3BHW
Power Fuel for generator (No ethanol) Charlie, W3CQB
Power Fire extinguisher Michele, KB3LLS
Power HD extension cord (2 x 100 ft) Michele, KB3LLS
Other Talk-in station (146.895) Brian, N3VN
Other Networking Brian, N3VN
Other Public computer Brian, N3VN
Bonus points 100% emergency power John, N3BHW
Bonus points Media publicity Michele, KB3LLS
Bonus points Public location Al, W3TRW
Bonus points Public info table Charlotte
Bonus points Message to Section Manager Mike, WM3J
Bonus points Message handling Mike, WM3J
Bonus points Satellite QSO Mike, WM3J
Bonus points Alternate power QSOs (FT-817) Andy, KB3RFH
Bonus points W1AW bulletin Brian, N3VN
Bonus points Educational activity (Satellite tracker) Mike, WM3J
Bonus points Visit by government official John, N3BHW
Bonus points Visit by agency representative
Bonus points GOTA
Bonus points Web submission Charlie, W3CQB
Bonus points Youth participation Mike, WM3J
Bonus points Social Media Charlotte
Bonus points Safety Officer Ralph, N3XWN
Food Water and soda BARC
Food Saturday lunch Michele, KB3LLS
Food Saturday dinner Michele, KB3LLS
Food Midnight snack Michele, KB3LLS
Food Sunday breakfast Mike, WM3J
Food Sunday lunch Michele, KB3LLS

Real Time Status

During Field Day you can get  real time  reports here.

Field Day is sponsored by the ARRL

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