Alexandria Radio ClubChairman: Jack Hranicky – K5OTZ Annual Ham Radio Field Day June 23-24, 2012
Field Day Location • Armistead Booth Park has already been reserved with the City • Last year, Ben Brenman Park was ok, but… • Park has restroom facilities • Park has covered pavilion w/power • Park has close in parking • Park has docking for club trailer.
General Operations* * To be finalized. • We can go 5A as in the past. • Station 1 – 10-15 Phone • Station 2 – 20 Phone • Station 3 – 40-75 Phone • Station 4 – 10-15-20 CW • Station 5 – 40-80 CW • Station 6 – 6 - Phone • Station 7 – On-the-air
Club Teams Need a Station or Band captain to manage planning for each operating station. One person should not have to do it all, recommend that club members JOIN a station team. Anyone is free to operate any station at any time it’s available, but some scheduling might keep the station up and making points more efficiently. If you want to work on antennas, or other items, and you’re not a station captain, volunteer, you can still help.
Field Day Food A major part of Field Day. Club has, in the past, purchased the main course and expected the members to bring the other STUFF. Food chair is S. Adamy Proposals are for something quick and easy – Burgers, Hot dogs, Chicken, BBQ… We will make up a food/drink sign-up list for contributions.
Field Day Logistics • Generators – 3 needed • Radios – 5-7 needed • Antennas – min 5 needed • Food and Water • First Aid
Radio Power* * To be finalized. Need to check the rules, What classification would allow us to use generators to charge batteries? Maximum power is 100 Watts?
Field Day Goals Fun is primary, it is a ARC social event Getting high level of club participation Scores are somewhere around 3 or 4 on the scale Hams gain experience in radio operations Promote ham radio with the general public.
ARC Band Captains* * Any ham can work calls on any station. • Band Station Captains • 6 Phone _____KI4D_______ • 10-15 Phone ___KV3W_____ • 20 Phone ____K5OTZ_________ • 40-75 Phone ____KA4GFY______ • 40-80 CW______N8IK_________ • On Air _____________________
All Stations Need * Park AC power will only used for computers, lights, and non-radio equipment. Radio (with filters, etc. but tested elsewhere Power (battery or generator)* Antennas (dipoles, beams, etc. but tested elsewhere Logging computer Lights Miscellaneous (table, chairs, coax, SWR meter, etc.)
Station Operations • Logging Software • Laptop Computer • Radio • Power Supply • Tuner, etc.
Logging Software • The Field Day Logging software is: Win-EQF (version2) http://www.win-eqf.com/
Site Layout and Configuration of Antennas Rest Rooms Parking Parking Club Trailer
Field Day Take Down • Save Logging Data w/backup • Disconnect all power sources • Take down antennas • Take down radios, etc. • Clean up area