DELARANEWS

Field Day

The Plan!

Details below are reprinted from last month. In the meantime WE NEED YOU!! We’re looking for operators who are willing to work a couple hours or longer at the Red Cross! We’ll be talking about this at our meeting! - - - The Field Day committee met recently to plot and plan our attack for 2021. First, we had to decide whether there ~would~ be an attack! Here’s the picture: The 2021 Field Day on the national level will be pretty much 2020 wash-rinse-repeat. Contacts will be allowed for all home stations to reach other home stations. A new development for ‘21 is a power limit for home stations to 150 watts. Last year the big-guns were wiping out all the low-power stations for an unfair advantage. This year there’ll be none of that! Otherwise, the categories and classes all stay the same. Our committee had a more optimistic outlook this year- we want to make an effort to operate our more traditional FD event at the Red Cross station. There are several good reasons: the COVID thing is winding down, access to the building for meetings and gatherings is being returned. We have two brand new Icom 7300 radios, the Kenwood TS- 590 and the trailer stations available. We have filters which we hope will slay the interference dragons. Everything is ready. Of course, it won’t be the traditional event- we won’t be doing a banquet on Saturday evening, so the social aspect will still suffer a bit. But at least we can be together. We plan to move the TS-590 into the conference room, where Dr. Bob will do his GOTA magic for anyone who stops by. We’re working on a compromise that can put one of the stations on digital modes (perhaps during off-voice peaks) to get two points per QSO. The biggest aspect of our planning is … YOU!! We will need lots of operators, who might be willing to stop by for a few hours and knock off some contact points! CW, voice, and digital are all open spots at this point! As you’ve heard before the most important element of a national score is B_I_S … butts in seats! You are not at all expected to be a super- speed contest operator- just come and have some fun! The possibility is still there for you to operate from your own home as well! In fact, you can do both if you like! We plan to talk more specifics at the Zoom meeting, so tune in!
DELARANews

Field Day

The Plan!

Details below are reprinted from last month. In the meantime WE NEED YOU!! We’re looking for operators who are willing to work a couple hours or longer at the Red Cross! We’ll be talking about this at our meeting! - - - The Field Day committee met recently to plot and plan our attack for 2021. First, we had to decide whether there ~would~ be an attack! Here’s the picture: The 2021 Field Day on the national level will be pretty much 2020 wash-rinse-repeat. Contacts will be allowed for all home stations to reach other home stations. A new development for ‘21 is a power limit for home stations to 150 watts. Last year the big-guns were wiping out all the low-power stations for an unfair advantage. This year there’ll be none of that! Otherwise, the categories and classes all stay the same. Our committee had a more optimistic outlook this year- we want to make an effort to operate our more traditional FD event at the Red Cross station. There are several good reasons: the COVID thing is winding down, access to the building for meetings and gatherings is being returned. We have two brand new Icom 7300 radios, the Kenwood TS-590 and the trailer stations available. We have filters which we hope will slay the interference dragons. Everything is ready. Of course, it won’t be the traditional event- we won’t be doing a banquet on Saturday evening, so the social aspect will still suffer a bit. But at least we can be together. We plan to move the TS-590 into the conference room, where Dr. Bob will do his GOTA magic for anyone who stops by. We’re working on a compromise that can put one of the stations on digital modes (perhaps during off-voice peaks) to get two points per QSO. The biggest aspect of our planning is … YOU!! We will need lots of operators, who might be willing to stop by for a few hours and knock off some contact points! CW, voice, and digital are all open spots at this point! As you’ve heard before the most important element of a national score is B_I_S … butts in seats! You are not at all expected to be a super-speed contest operator- just come and have some fun! The possibility is still there for you to operate from your own home as well! In fact, you can do both if you like! We plan to talk more specifics at the Zoom meeting, so tune in!