Hanover Area Hamming Association

Hanover, Pennsylvania

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Field Day

June 23-24, 2018

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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
Sat 9:30 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
General Field Day Chairman
HF station 1 (80 & 20 meters) Captain Mike, WM3J
HF station 1 Transceiver with accessories (IC-718) Club
HF station 1 Antenna (Carolina Windom) Charlie, W3CQB
HF station 1 Portable mast 1 Al, W3TRW
HF station 1 Coax (150 ft RG-8) Charlie, W3CQB
HF station 1 Antenna Tuner (LDG IT-100) Club
HF station 1 Computer with N3FJP s/w Mike WM3J
HF station 1 CAT
HF station 1 Bandpass filters Charlie, W3CQB
HF station 1 AC power strip Mike WM3J
HF station 2 (40 meters) Captain Charlie, W3CQB
HF station 2 Transceiver with accessories (FT-991A) John, N3BHW
HF station 2 Antenna (Inverted Vee) Mike, WM3J
HF station 2 Portable mast 2 Club
HF station 2 Coax Charlie, W3CQB
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 Mike, WM3J
VHF station (6 meters) Captain John, N3BHW
VHF station Transceiver with accessories (FT-897) John, N3BHW
VHF station Antenna (6 meters yagi) John, N3BHW
VHF station Portable mast John, N3BHW
VHF station Coax John, N3BHW
VHF station Computer with N3FJP s/w John, N3BHW
VHF station CAT
VHF station AC power strip John, N3BHW
Power Generator John, N3BHW
Power Fuel for generator (No ethanol)
Power Fire extinguisher
Power HD extension cord (3 x 100 ft) (2) 100ft Brian, N3VN
(1) 50FT John, N3BHW
Other Talk-in station (146.895) ??? Brian, N3VN
Other Networking Brian, N3VN
Other Public computer Mike, WM3J
Bonus points 100% emergency power John, N3BHW
Bonus points Media publicity WM3J, Mike
Bonus points Public location WM3J, Mike
Bonus points Public info table W3TRW, Al & Charlotte
Bonus points Message to Section Manager WM3J, Mike
Bonus points Message handling WM3J, Mike
Bonus points Satellite QSO none
Bonus points Alternate power QSOs Al, W3TRW
Bonus points W1AW bulletin N3VN, Brian
Bonus points Educational activity Charlie, W3CQB
Bonus points Visit by government official W3TRW, Al
Bonus points Visit by agency representative Mike, WM3J
Bonus points GOTA none
Bonus points Web submission W3CQB, Charlie
Bonus points Youth participation Mike, WM3J
Bonus points Social Media KB3LLS, Michele
Bonus points Safety Officer
Food Water John, N3BHW
Food Coffee Charlie, W3CQB
Food Saturday lunch (Sub platter) Mike, WM3J
Food Saturday dinner Pot luck at 6:00 pm
Food Midnight snack On your own
Food Sunday breakfast Donuts - John, N3BHW
Bagels - Mike WM3J
Food Sunday lunch (Pizza carry out) Mike, WM3J

Real Time Status

During Field Day you can get  real time  reports here.

Field Day is sponsored by the ARRL

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