Everyone had fun at Field Day 2017! Here are some photo memories for those of you who could not make it. Hope you can be here next year!
It’s a big weekend coming up, Field Day !!
We need you to come on out to help with operating, setup, and teardown. It’s all happening at the Wilton Emergency Squad building, off of Jone’s Road in Wilton. Here’s the schedule:
Friday (tomorrow 6/23): Please show up at the beginning of the setup: We will be starting around Noon and will work for a few hours, most likely we will quit around 4 or 5 PM (or until the spirit stops moving us)
Saturday 6/24: We will start in the morning between 8 and 9 to finish up the setup of antennae and stations. Lunch is served around noon, cooking by Dave NR2J. The actual field on-air operation starts at 2 PM. we are planning on running 3 A, so we will have main 3 stations operating, one extra GOTA (get on the air) station for new hams who want to dip their toes, and one other additional station running on VHF, (primary on 6 meters). that means we have 5 stations that you can operate on. This goes on for 24 hours until 2 PM on Sunday. We need a lot of operators over the 24 hours
Sunday 6/25: Starting at 2 PM, the on-air portion stops, and we take it all down, it usually comes down a lot faster then it goes up!!
FOOD: as I indicated above, we are having barbecue Saturday at noon, and Saturday evening. We are asking if you can bring a salad to share with the group, it would greatly be appreciated.
I hope you can come out and join us for at least a few hours over the weekend.
Jim McKnight and I have decided to activate the Wilton EMS HQ for Winter Field Day this weekend, January 28-29, 2017. Our equipment rarely gets exercised, and we need to be sure it works if/when it is needed for an emergency. We’ll set up one (maybe two) station(s) using the club’s IC-706s, TS-440, and/or TenTec Omni. Of course we’ll try out our tri-band beam at 180-ft, and we’ll have a Comet vertical for 80 and 40 meters when 20/15/10 close down at night…
We see this as an abbreviated FD event, the main purpose of which is to test equipment and give out points to real outdoor FD stations. We don’t plan to operate for 24 hrs; a few hours on Saturday and a few more on Sunday. FD runs from 2pm Saturday til 2pm Sunday.
If you’d like to come and play, please join us. It will be a relaxed, low-pressure event that anyone can enjoy. We’ll be inside where it’s warm, and we’ll probably be using battery power for a few bonus points. We plan to arrive around noon on Saturday, and who knows on Sunday.
Let’s see how this works! If it all falls apart, we’ll have learned something anyway.
Peter – W2BEW