Setting up a home-based Field Day Station.

If you can't get to your club's Field Day site during the ARRL Field Day event, why not take Tracy's (VE3TWM) suggestion and work the world from your own backyard?

I've used a backyard station installation for years because of work requirements and family obligations.  I still had a lot of fun  doing "Field Day Stuff" with an end-fed halfwave HF antenna and a small Honda generator.  I kept my energy level up with a small propane cooking stove and a cooler full of iced tea and water.

Tracy's Field Day installation is truly superb and highly efficient.

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Here are some comments from Tracy (VE3TWM):

Can't get out into the "real field" for ham radio Field Day? Maybe you should mount an expedition into your backyard. I'll show how I used to do it. I hope this is an encouragement to those who cannot get out to the field for themselves, but still want a taste of the experience. I ended up with a total of 135 contacts across 40, 20 and 15 meters. Footage was shot in 2014. As always, feel free to leave your comments below.

Outdoors On The Air

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).



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