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.
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
11pm to 12am
-- , VE3VGC
-- VE3BAK, VA3STG
-- VE3PAV, VE3VGC
-- VE3PAV, VE3VGC
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
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.