Wednesday, June 19, 2019

#285: Amateur Radio Field Day 2018 - my 5 watt setup with on-air contact...

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If you can't join your amateur radio club for the ARRL Field Day, why not go solo at the nearest public park or even in your own back yard?  You can enter as either class 1-D (commercial power) or class 1-E (emergency power).

In this well-made video from New Jersey radio amateur W2AEW, we see a simple QRP station at work during the 2018 ARRL Field Day held at one of the original Marconi transmitting sites.

The set up is simple, portable, and efficient:  an ICOM-703+ QRP transceiver and a triband end-fed wire.

If you're really ambitious, why not make a tape measure yagi and work some Amateur Radio satellites on 2 m and 70 cm?  Field Day is for any licensed radio amateur, club member or not.  Have fun!

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM)

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