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If You Are Attending Field Day…

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FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT, IF YOU REGISTERED YOURSELF BUT WERE PLANNING ON ATTENDING WITH YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER/GUEST, PLEASE ALSO REGISTER ANYONE ELSE IN YOUR PARTY. WE NEED AN ACCURATE COUNT FOR FOOD. FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU ARE BRINGING YOUR SPOUSE AND 2 KIDS, PLEASE REGISTER THEM ALL INDIVIDUALLY. You can sign others up here: https://goo.gl/forms/Tqr9kX30BNR1WJeg1

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Field Day Signup

Thanks to all that attended the meeting last night.

For those that do not recall if they signed up, here is the list of people that have signed up already.

If you are NOT on this list, please go to this link and sign up.

Name Call Sign
Jason Esterline N4BOZ
Tom Schaefer NY4I
ken martens WK4KM
Pat Connelly KX4HL
David Trewin KR4U
Dee Turner N4GD
Bob Wanek N2ESP
Glenn Panazzolo N4ESU
Gerry Pollack WR6N
Richard Stephens N4BUA
Will Scott W7WMS
Dan Gerson KB4BOQ
Steve Heppler KN4MBS
Alan Streitman N4AYE

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Winter Field Day 2018 Report – Field Day Fun at 70 Degrees instead of 93.

One of the first Field Days I ever attended (back in 1982) was at the Fairgrounds in Largo (home of the Renaissance festivals). At that event, the Clearwater Amateur Radio Society (CARS), the Metro Repeater Association (Metro) and the St. Petersburg Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) came together in the spirit of inter-club cooperation to put on a huge ARRL Field Day effort. This was complete with a great location, good equipment, operators to man the stations, great food and loads of fun.

View of site from fire tower (dipole support)

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Field Day 2017

Join us June 23rd, 24th and 25th at the SPARC club house for this year’s ARRL FD activities.

2016 SPARC Field Day

Our goal is not a big score, but for everyone to take part and experience station setup and getting on the air.

  • Field Day setup begins on Friday at 2:00PM. We will begin station configuration. This includes tables, antennas, radios, computers, and power.
  • Saturday morning, beginning at 10:00AM, we will finish station setup and verify all systems are go. We will form Ad Hoc

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Random Lessons from 30+ Years of Field Days

by: Tom Schaefer, NY4I

First, these are my own opinions, but I thought the club might enjoy some things I have picked up over the years. I have seen all of these things actually happen.

  1. Going to Field Day is the best ham radio best decision you will ever make!
  2. This one is only half-joking…The most dangerous place to be is between the Field Day site and the parking lot at 1759z on Sunday afternoon. Teardown starts at 1800z so it is the really committed (and tired) that hang around

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