Field Day 2017
By John Lindholm, W1XX
Field Day Site: 47 Peeptoad Rd., North Scituate, RI, the Seagrave Memorial Observatory
Field Day Dates: June 24 -25
- Call: KE1S
- Category: 2A Two transmitter 100 watt club category plus 6-meter free transmitter and a “Get On The Air” station.
- Antennas: (a) Special K1JX designed FD 2-el 40-meter + 20-meter 4-el wire inverted-V Yagi w/single feed-line using a tree supported rope boom. (b) 80-meter dipole w/ladder line to tuner. (c) 6-meter Par Stressed Moxon on a fiberglass pole. (d) Hy-gain TH3 tribander on approx. 40 feet of military masts. (e) Simple GOTA antennae including 20- meter vertical dipole.
- Generator: Honda 2 KW (KB1RFJ provided)
- Radios: K3, FT-100MP, TS-2000, + TBD
We are renewing our unique partnership with “Skyscrapers” for our third Field Day from the Seagrave Observatory – thus a comfortable indoor operating venue. What has made the first two operations FUN from all accounts has been the fantastic operating site, the camaraderie of everyone pitching in to help, no heavy duty tower installations, and not to forget – great culinary delights.
Volunteer captain assignments oversee various aspects of the operation, namely:
Commissary: KB1RFJ + KE1J
GOTA Coach: KS1J
Safety Officer: W1WBB
Social Media: KE1J
Log Submission: K1DM
One of the highlights of our Field Day is the installation of the “killer” 40/20 wire beam that requires a host (plethora, bevy, or a lot) of hands to attach the many nylon strings dropping to ground level. Everyone participates with the overall installation as well as operating.
This is an open invitation to any and all to join us for Field Day – members, prospective members, interested folks. This means YOU. Further details in upcoming updates. What do you need to do now? Mark your calendar to keep Field Day weekend free – June 24 – 25. Let us know of your interest either at the next CTRI meeting (June 10 at 10 am at the North Kingstown Free Library, Wickford), or e-mail me at W1XX [at] cox [dot] net.
TNX & 73! – John, W1XX, Field Day Chairman