|Winter Field Day 2013
January 26-27 @ Harry Browne Airport
The Winter Field Day was a big success. We began set up at 9 am on Saturday morning and were operational by noon. All together we had 6 stations operating from the county communications trailer including a 10 meter SSB, 20 meter SSB, 40 meter SSB, 80 meter SSB, CW, and PSK31. Although there weren't a lot of contacts made, we did prove that we could operate multiple stations at the same time out of the trailer and not interfere with one another. Power was provided by the county Honda 6500 and 3000 watt generators and heat was provide by propane and electric means. We managed to stay pretty comfortable considering the mid 20 temperatures and strong winds on both days.
Thanks to W8EAB, KD8MMH, W8DW, KD8PEZ, KC8YVF and KA8YXV for participating in this years event and to all that stopped by to chat. We look forward to next year.
The Winter Field Day will be held at Harry Browne Airport beginning at noon (12 PM) on Saturday January 26, 2013. This will be a combined ARES and SVARA event and is open to all operators. Like the summer field day, we will have multiple stations operating from the county communications trailer, SVARA trailer and N8ERL's hanger at the airport. We are planning to man the stations for as long as possible depending on the weather. Those interested in operation a station, please contact Dave Paquette, W8DW at email@example.com.
Winter Field Day will be held from 1700 UCT (12:00 noon EST) Saturday
January 26, 2011 through 1700 UCT (12:00 noon EST) Sunday January 27,
The official rules can be found at the SPAR web site and the event is open to all amateurs.