Sunday, 03 July 2016 17:28

Field Day 2016 Re-Cap

SLSRC's Field Day for 2016 has come and gone.

It started off with the customary breakfast at Denny's for those involved with the setup.  Following breakfast, the crew headed to Stacy Park in Olivette to erect the tower, and the other antennas.  Field Day officially began Saturday at 13:00 hours (18:00 UTC).  Stations, operating as WØSRC were set up to operate on SSB, CW, and Digital.

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An educational activity in the afternoon was a demonstration on how to build a 2-meter tape-measure beam antenna.  Cliff, KCØSDV, provided the instruction, and 6 attendees left Field Day with tape-measure beam antennas of their very own.

Mother Nature gifted us with sunny weather, and temperatures in the 90s on Saturday afternoon.  However, just as the Social Committee was preparing to begin dinner preparations, a storm rolled in which delayed dinner for a while, but thankfully also brought down the temperature.

Many hearty souls stayed overnight, and in the morning were served a great breakfast by Karen, KDØLGB.  Following breakfast, operations continued until 12:00, when another possible weather front was moving in, and by 13.00 hours Field Day 2016 came to a close.

As always, Field Day represents not only preparation and training for emergency communications, but also a time for hams to “have an eye ball” and “rag chew” about their activities, both on and off the radio.

Hope to see you at Field Day 2017...June 24-25.  Save the Date !!!

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