Planning a Simple Field Day 2012 19 - June - 2012Posted by k9zw in Amateur Radio, K9ZW, K9ZW Just Rambled.
Tags: ARRL Field Day, K9ZW, Mancorad, W9DK
Planning for a minimalistic Field Day 2012 with Mancorad W9DK Club.
Sharply focused to what matters, we will operate from Lincoln Park using an HF station, some satellite gear and bringing another QRP rig.
“Bring Your Own Lunch” BYOL makes logistics much easier.
Standard Publicity through mainly electronic means matches the time available.
Operating hours have been set for Noon local to 4 PM, with “run-on” if members want. The park doesn’t allow overnights without special arrangements and we know the mosquitos will be very bad towards dusk, so common sense prevailed.
Using a mix of member and club gear, much to whittle down the amount of gear moved and to limit set-up/tear-down time. We’ve giving ourselves 45 minutes each side, but know we’ve done this setup in 15 minutes when pushed.
No rain plans, so if the weather sucks we’ll be doing something else. Some members talked about operating from the Club Station provided it isn’t lightning in any bad weather.
Catch you on the air Saturday!