Field Day! We’re back at Izaac Walton after a disappointing no-event in 2022!!! Nice, recently remodeled, AIR CONDITIONED building with very few bugs, big trees, easy to find. The management folks are delighted we are coming back!
We will need help with the setup on Friday, June 23, starting around 10 a.m. (subject to change) and the following morning. As always the “operating event” starts at 2 pm local time and continues for 24 hours. We will be operating 3A. We do plan on a VHF station, and, hopefully, a GOTA.
We did minimal antenna work last time, but expect to do a lot more since we’re back full force. Both CW and Phone operators are needed, as well as Elmers to watch over the GOTA station. FD is fun, educational, and with the accommodations, cool. With no bugs. A far cry from the old days out at American Legion Lake. So sign up to help or operate or both, come on out and have some fun.
And PLEASE — recruit our newer hams who have never experienced FD. We need operators and workers!
We do plan to have a Saturday evening potluck meal for whomever is on site, predicting fried chicken and other fixings. Anyone who would like to contribute a side dish or a dessert would probably be put on a pedestal and worshipped…
FD Chairs for 2023 are Geep Howell and Dave Mears, please make comments, suggestions, complaints and anything else to them — firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. And a HUGE thanks to Knight Smiley NJ4Q for all of his work in lining up CW ops. Most of those spots are already covered!!
Please sign up for whatever time you can give, come out and have fun. FD is a wonderful opportunity to learn contesting as well as antenna theory and setup, and the N1MM logging program.
Field Day will be the LARC Program at the upcoming club meeting on June 9, 2023, and will include station setup and N1MM training.
Geep and Dave