Setting Up A Home-Based Field Day Station


If you can't attend the ARRL Field Day with your Amateur Radio Club, why not set up your operation in the backyard?  You could run emergency power, string up a few long wires, and bunk for the night with that tent you have stored in the garage.

In this video, Tracy ("Outdoors On The Air") does just that and managed to get many contacts without fighting traffic to get to an official ARRL Field Day site.

Tracy offers many ideas for making your home station your Field Day Ham Station.

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Here are some comments from Tracy:
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.


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