SVARA Field Day 2015
June 27-28 @ Kochville Township Park


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The Amateur Radio Field Day is a time where Radio operators from all over North America (and some other countries too) set up portable radio stations and run them on emergency power.  Then they try to talk to as many other radio stations as possible.
 
For more information, contact Dave, W8DW at W8DW@qsl.net .
 

Letter from Dave, D8DW

SVARA Field Day 

Donít forget this weekend June 27 and 28 is ARRL Field Day. SVARA will be participating in field dad again this year. We will be at Elmer Lang Park in Kochville Township, this is off Mackinaw road behind the fire station about a half mile north of Tittabawassee Road. 

All are encouraged to come and participate. Station captains will be looking for loggers as well as operators. This is a fun event and a good time to get your feet wet operating HF. We will have a GET ON THE AIR station setup so if you are new to amateur radio or havenít operated much this give you the opportunity to try HF radio. If you know someone that isnít licensed and would like to give it a try please bring them out, no age limit. If you are a technician class licensee you can give HF a try. You can come out and see SSB, CW and Digital stations in action.  

We will be starting setup about 9:30 AM Saturday morning and any help is welcome. Setup can give you a chance to learn about setting up a HF station and maybe give you some ideas about antennas that you can use on you own station. 

Field Day operations officially start at 2:00PM Saturday and run till Noon on Sunday. Bring your tent and stay if you would like. This is a great time to get those radio question answered or just have a nice eyeball QSO.  

Sunday around Noon we will be taking down antennas and packing up gear and would appreciate any help with that if you can come out on Sunday. 

I hope to see you all this weekend.  

Station captains we will meet at the site on Saturday morning at 9:30 AM and pick station placement. If there is anything you need call me and Iíll see if I can help you out. Donít forget to download the newest N3FJP field day software. The FD call will again be the club call K8DAC and the GOTA station will be KD8KDP. The pass for the software is username: K8DAC and the Pass: 33431, this is the regular program and not the network.

I hope to see everyone and hope that we all have a great Field Day. 

Dave, W8DW
989-332-6968

Field Day 2015 Results:

Datestamp: 2015-07-16 06:45:53 PDT
Confirmation: a45f69f9ab1a37fc

Call Used:K8DAC     GOTA Station Call:KD8KDP     ARRL/RAC Section:MI     Class:5A

Participants:30     Club/Group Name: Saginaw Valley ARA

Power Source(s): Generator, Battery, Solar

Power Multiplier: 2X


Bonus Points:

Description

Points

100% Emergency power

500

Media Publicity

100

Set-up in Public Place

100

Information Booth

100

W1AW Field Day Message

100

Natural power QSOs completed

100

Site Visit by invited elected official

100

GOTA Bonus

0

Submitted via the Web

50

Total Bonus Points

1,150

Score Summary:

 

CW

Digital

Phone

Total

Total QSOs

203

73

184

 

Total Points

406

146

184

736

  Claimed Score = 1,472

Submitted by:
David Paquette, W8DW
6578 McCarty Rd
Saginaw, MI 48603
E-mail: sail4fun06@yahoo.com

Comments:
All digital contacts were solar/battery power


Band/Mode QSO Breakdown:

 

CW

Digital

Phone

 

QSOs

Pwr(W)

QSOs

Pwr(W)

QSOs

Pwr(W)

160m

 

 

 

 

 

 

80m

 

 

 

 

33

100

40m

81

100

 

 

98

100

20m

122

100

73

100

34

100

15m

 

 

 

 

 

 

10m

 

 

 

 

 

 

6m

 

 

 

 

 

 

2m

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satellite

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOTA

 

 

 

 

19

100

Total

203

 

73

 

184

 

GOTA Bonus: GOTA Coach - Double Bonus Points

Name/Call

QSOs

Bonus Points

Michael Elias, KE8AVJ

17

0

Anne Elias, (NONE)

2

0

Photos to follow

 

 
 
Field Day Video by Tom N8EUI (you will need a video player like QuickTime to view this video)
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Directions to Location:
Field Day is held at the Kochville Township Park.  The park is located off Mackinaw Rd between Tittabawassee and Kochville Roads.  The park is behind the Kochville Township offices and Fire Department on the west side of the road.