Ham Radio Backyard Setup Field Day. Post #1495.
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The ARRL Field Day is coming to the last full weekend of June (23-24 June 2018). Radio amateurs from around the world participate in this emergency communications exercise to sharpen their technical and antenna skills. Field Day is also one of the biggest contests of the year, with contacts ranging from amateur satellites to the most exotic digital modes. And, yes, the act of getting out in the outdoors and operating with solar power, homemade antennas, and low-powered rigs is a lot of fun.
As this video from "motoforlyfe" explains, you don't have to join a club to participate in this annual summer event. You can operate from your home using your backyard as your playing field. I've operated from my home several times when work requirements precluded travel to my club's field day site. This video does an excellent job of showing what you can do with the equipment you have in your "shack". Add a few wire antennas, some solar panels, a deep-cycle battery, and a spare rig, and you're "in business." Oh, yes, please have some fun that weekend.
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