Field Day 2016

 

Field Day 2016

 

Friday June 24th ~ Setup begins @ noon. 

  • Saturday June 25th - Sunday June 26th ~ Field Day Operations
    • Saturday Evening Dinner
  • Sunday ~ Teardown 

RARC Field Day Call Sign K7Z

K - 

dah-di-dah

7 -  dah-dah-di-di-dit
Z -  dah-dah-di-dit

Field Day Locator 2016

Field Day Layout


  • Scout Liasion 

    Robert Watson | Camping Program & Exploring Specialist
       
      BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
      Gamehaven Council
      1124 11 1/2 Street SE
      Rochester, MN 55904
     

    P 507.287.1410

    C 724.766.9658

      Robert.Watson@scouting.org
  • Safety Officer

    N0KZO, Daniel Musall

    Coordination with camp ranger and scouting activities

     

    Check-Ins 147.255+ 100.0Hz 147.855
    Camp rules and protocols Attendance log will be maintained 
    First-Aid kits  
    Lighting  
    Fire Extinguishers  
    Banner  
    Portable Facilities  
  • Equipment manager ~ Transfers & Logistics (Lead)

    W0STV, Steve Wiebke
    Beam antennas from Pat Cahill’s property  
    Military antenna masts from Pat Cahill’s property W0STV
    Black RARC trailer W0STV
    ARES trailer Stored at Firehouse KC0F, Rob Richter
    • Food and Beverages

       
      General snacks and beverages N0KZO, Daniel Musall
      Saturday lunch KE0EMJ, Kelly Boles
      Saturday evening dinner KE0EMJ, Kelly Boles
      Sunday breakfast KE0EMJ, Kelly Boles
  • Special Endeavors / Bonus Points

    KA0MYG, John Dalin  

    K0VH, Dave Naatz

    Satellite  
    Solar  
    Amy Ransom  
    Public Official  
    Educational activities for the Scouts  
    Press Release  

Field Day 2016 Photos

KC0NPF Providing an N1MM+ tutorial a week prior to Field Day.
KC0NPF Providing an N1MM+ tutorial a week prior to Field Day at a KA0MYG facilitated event.
 
GameHaven Scout Reservation
GameHaven Scout Reservation
 

Digital & CW Stations

 
CW & Digital Station Camper provided by N0ZN
CW & Digital Station Camper provided by N0ZN
 
AB0BW erects the first military mast
AB0BW erects the first military mast. "Plum rocks" were used to ensure trueness/ 
 
N0ZS performs human tricks for W0ASG
N0ZS keeps everyone entertained!
 
Tri-Beams are assembled NZ0S, W0STV, W0ASG. Flatbed trailer provided by KD0ORR
Tri-Beams are assembled NZ0S, W0STV, W0ASG. Flatbed trailer provided by KD0ORR. 
 
AB0BW & N0KZ0 preparing digital loop 40m loop antenna
AB0BW & N0KZ0 preparing digital loop 40m loop antenna 
 
Raising the beams to final height the morning of FD
Raising the beams to final height the morning of FD. W0CAY registers the site as a Pokemon treasure. 
 
K0RGR doing his "CW" thing.
K0RGR intently doing his "CW" thing.
 
Guest WB0U & K0RGR keep the CW transmitters humming
Guest WB0U & K0RGR keep the CW transmitters humming 
 

GOTA Station

GOTA station operated by N0KZ0 & W0CAY
GOTA station operated by N0KZ0 & W0CAY. GOTA operations were improvedvia a beam antenna.
 
GOTA station operated by N0KZ0 & W0CAY. Many contacts were made across the states.
GOTA station operated by N0KZ0 & W0CAY. Many contacts were made across the states. 
 

SSB Station

W0STV & KD0ORR assemble 2nd beam antenna
W0STV & KD0ORR assemble SSB beam antenna. 
 
W0STV & KD0ORR connect SSB beam antenna to the mast.
W0STV & KD0ORR connect SSB beam antenna to the mast.
 
K0VH pulling call signs out of the QRM mud!
K0VH pulling call signs out of the QRM mud!
 
W0STV & (CALL SIGN)
W0STV & (CALL SIGN)
 
KC0NPF finishes out the overnight SSB shift while his better half performs the logging.
KC0NPF finishes out the overnight SSB shift while his better half performs the logging.
 
KC0WIJ used his ingenuity and deployed an interior 5/8 wave antenna in order to maintain operations during an overnight thunderstorm.
KC0WIJ used his ingenuity and deployed an interior 5/8 wavelength antenna in order to maintain SSB operations during an overnight thunderstorm. 
 
W0STV & N0ZN drive SSB late morning on Sunday
W0STV & N0ZN drive SSB late morning on Sunday.
 

ROVERS

Deputy KCOP ROVING
Deputy KCOP ROVING
Deputy KCOP ROVING
 
N0SPN ROVING
N0SPN ROVING
 
KA0MYG ROVING
KA0MYG ROVING
 

Chow Time / Saturday Dinner

Chow Time / Saturday Dinner
Chow Time / Saturday Dinner
Pulled pork sandwiches from Dooley's Pub. No one left hungry!
 
2016 RARC Field Day Coordinator

2016 RARC Field Day Coordinator KE0EMJ

N1MM+ Logging computers provided by K0RDA

 
FD 2016 -The End

Field Day 2016 has concluded.  Field Day 2016 was a fun event where the craft of amateur radio was be practiced and enjoyed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Field Day 2015 Photos

 

 

            

Field Day 2015 Military Masts Being Erected
Field Day 2015 Military Masts Being Erected

 

Field Day 2015
Field Day 2015  AB0BW & AC0TA

 

AC0TA & W0BM
AC0TA & W0BM

 

 

73’s

 

KE0MJ