The Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club    
P.O. Box 113, Owen Sound
Ontario Canada N4K5P1
© 1973 - 2018 GBARC
August 15, 2018
To start planning our Field Day event, we need to decide on stations we want to operate, how many antennas we need to support that goal, radio equipment, emergency power, food, computers, logging software, porta potty and tents if required etc.
We also invite the general public to join us so we should also be ready with interesting things to talk about, brochures and perhaps demonstrations.


Field Day is about experimentation too. If there is a homebrew antenna you would like to try, or you have an idea about how we can do something different, this is a great opportunity to share your vision with the club and give us time to plan accordingly to make it happen. There is plenty of room and help at the site.

This event is open to all amateurs and the public. 
Club membership is NOT required to take part in Field day.

The form below is for the field day committee to get an idea of attendance, who will be bring what, what we can expect for the Saturday pot luck and what extra items we need to think about. The operating schedule is an attempt to fully utilize the high power station, or at least as much as we can. We need two for each time slot, one to operate and another to log. There will be other stations set up as well. This is a great opportunity for new hams or anyone to get their feet wet and join the fun.
Bring the family, everyone is welcome.

The Super 8 motel is within walking distance for those out of town and restaurants are close by.
Callsign
Name
Email
required field
Might attend
Won't be attending
2-3 pm
3-4 pm
4-5 pm
6-7 pm
8-9 pm
9-10 pm
10-11 pm
11-12 am
Supper break
8-9 am
9-10 am
10-11 am
11-12 pm
12-1 pm
1-2 pm
Breakfast break
Midnight to 8am free usage
If you do not have a callsign and would like to attend, just enter your name and leave the  callsign field empty
Comments  (200 Char max)
If you want to update a previous entry, type "update" in the comments field
Folding / picnic tables
BBQ
An additional HF station
A Digital only station
A GOTA station
A satellite station
Do you have equipment that could be used?
(mark everything you bring with your name/call)
Available to Operate or Log?
Check the boxes here to indicate your preferred time(s). This area is for the high power station using our club amplifier. There will be other stations set up, and they will be handled as free usage.
Attending our pot luck supper on Saturday?
We usually follow this....
If your last name starts with A-I
Bring a salad item or appetizer

If your last name starts with J-R
Bring a supper item
If your last name starts with S-Z
Bring a dessert / snack item
Indicate in the Comments section below, what you intend to bring. Mark any containers you bring with your name/callsign and expect to take home leftovers. If there is too much of one item we will ask for an alternative.
A generator / fuel
Antenna - specify in comments section
Will be there at supper time (5pm)
Will be there to help setup (12 noon)
Will be there to help takedown (2pm)
Check the boxes that apply to you
Tent
Field Day 2018
Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC (2:00pm) Saturday and running through 2059 UTC (2:00pm) Sunday.
Field Day 2018 will be held June 23-24 at Victoria Park in Owen Sound
Amplifier Station Time slots
2 needed for each slot
One to operate, one to log
2-3pm
3-4 pm
4-5pm
6-7pm
7-8pm
8-9pm
9-10pm
10-11pm
11pm to 12am

8-9am
9-10am
10-11am
11am-12pm
12-1pm
1-2pm
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VE3PAV - additional HF station

VA3GUF - additional HF station, generator/fuel, antenna

VA3TVA - additional HF station, fuel

VA3TS - portable 20' tower and beam, rotor, control and cable, coax feedline, swr analyzer, hand tools, antenna launcher, 80m double extended zepp, exam material for any that would like to write the test

VE3IZS - generator/fuel, antenna

VE3RQY -
enclosed trailer,table, a few hundred feet of 1/4 inch rope in about 5 different lengths

VA3FIN - Working midgnight shifts that week, however if you guys need the tent or generator, its available

VE3VGC - HF Station, Opek HVT-400B 8 band vertical also end fed 16.2 meter horizontal long wire qrp multiband, generator, tent, BBQ

VA3STG - will bring satellite station
Will Bring
Responses
Below are the replies received. Time slots are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Setup, Takedown, Supper, Comments
Help setup - VA3GUF,VE3PAV, VA3TVA,VE3IZS, VA3TS, VE3RQY, VE3QVC, VE3WRF, VE3VGC, VA3STG

Help takedown -
VA3GUF, VA3TVA,VE3IZS, VA3TS, VE3RQY, VE3QVC, VE3WRF, VE3VGC, VE3BQM

Attend supper -
VA3GUF,VE3PAV, VA3TVA,VE3IZS, VA3TS, VE3QVC, VE3BAK, VE3WRF, VE3VGC, VA3STG, VE3BQM

Comments -
VE3PAV I'm hoping to have a satellite station ready by then but cannot attend on Sunday.

VA3GUF - Utility Trailer with Tarp instead of Tent.  Off Center Dipole antenna for amplifier station. Amplifier for radio.  Christmas lights to string up. 

VA3TVA - will bring dessert/snacks


VE3IZS - will decide if I will set up a station at the May meeting.

VE3WRF - Available to fill in on any station at anytime

VA3STG - Food - Large German style potato salad.