In an effort to give participants a one-stop-shop for Field Day material, while providing the option for people to participate to the degree they wish too, this forum post is intended to give the ability to brainstorm, trade notes and thoughts about Field Day 2021. The people who are currently listed below were perhaps on the list from 2019. It has been updated in some places but not in others. I will subscribe to this thread, but if you want to be added to and/or deleted from some portion of the list please email me and I will modify the list.
Phillip Beall (W5EBC)
06/19/2021 Update 1: If you make a post you can modify the post for 15 minutes and then it is locked. This is to keep from having subsequent replies point to something that does not exist because the original poster deletes something. If it is an important update please reach out to me and as an administrator I can modify posts. An example is below. Charles Penry followed up and told me what was new and what was different from his participation notes for Field Day 2019. I used double-strike through font (Example: This is how I am showing a deleted item.) to remove items and used red to show new items. Please let me know if you have any questions. – Phillip
06/19/2021 Update 2: OK, the editing tools are very limited and I cannot make updates as listed above. Please just scroll through the comments and then you will get to the newly revised original post. Rather than using double-strike through font I am going to just have to delete and will show that with a BOLD DELETED. It is also not easy to implement color fonts so I will use bold and italics. Hopefully that will make it an easy enough read for updates. Editing updates using the native tools is very labor intensive and time consuming so I will explore better editing options going forward. – Phillip
RED RIVER VALLEY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB Field Day operations June 26-27, 2021
Location: Pavilion North side of Love Civic Center
(2025 S Collegiate Dr, Paris, TX 75460)
**Exchange: WB5RDD 4A NTX will be explained at the June 26 pre-FD meeting.
ALL bring your radio and antennas and try them out. We can help you set them up for operations or you can try the radios that are there.
Time: Start set up 7AM June 26. Will have a short RRVARC meeting at 10 AM, start operations at 1 PM.
Take down crew? 1PM June 27
Send field day article to e-Paris – etc – KB7JZI Handling Paris News-
Lawn chairs, night lights, fans, water, insect repellent, and anything we may need – ALL
Lunch on grill: hot dogs, sodas, water, potato salad, beans, table for food –
Tables – NV7Z, N5DDS, KB5TMY, WA5VHU, W5EBC/W5WON
Cook – KC5KOH
Freezer – KC5KOH
Tarps – N5KCH
**Club banners, WA5KZA has 1, Others ????
DELETED – WA5VHU
Generator and Gas – W5EBC
Power cable – W5EBC
Ground rod driver, ground rod, and removal tool – W5EBC
Extra outlets – N5KCH
Radios + headphones – 2 – WA5VHU, 7300 – KF5ZMA, 1 – KC5KOH, 2+6-NV7Z, MARS – N5DDS
DELETED – WA5VHU – Not bringing this however I am bringing individual bandpass filters for 160 thru 10 meters which should be connected between each stations’ transmitter and antenna.
Alt power extra points solar+battery – WA5VHU – Yes, I am bringing a solar panel and battery so we can get our extra points.
Antenna launchers -?
Antennas + Coax – DELETED – WA5VHU, HF Vert – KC5KOH, 2 & 6 meter – NV7V, MARS – N5DDS
DELETED – WA5VHU
80, 40, 20-meter dipoles –WA5KZA
Baseball and trout line for antenna launching – WA5KZA
Log sheets, scratch pads, pencils, band plan, state list – WA5KZA
Field day message – KB5TMY
Copy ARRL Bulletin – KB5TMY
Cones and warning ribbons for RF protection, Ribbon – KB5TMY, Cones – N5KCH, NV7Z, W5EBC/W5WON
Pulley and rope for high lift truck. Rope – KC5KOH, Pulley – KB7JZI
Need more information cards for hand outs W5EBC
Food trucks, N5KCH
KISS FM will do AD hot spots – N5KCH
KYFM on site – KC5KOH
Hot spot that can handle 8 channels at once – NV7Z, N5KCH, W5EBC/W5WON
3 banners: “ham radio field day – LCC June 22-23” located at: First Federal at Lamar & Colligate, PD at Clarksville &
Bring and install – T-posts W5EBC
24-hour operators WA5VHU, KF5ZMA, W5EBC, W5WON, NV7Z, KC5KOH
Other Items -?
Field Day packet can be found at http://www.arrl.org/field-day go down the page to Field Day
Entry/Results Submission Deadline
*(A) Charles Penry WA5VHU will do 24 hr operation
*(B) Chase Smallwood KF5ZMA will do 24 hr operations
EOC Equipment manual URLs:
TM-D710AE_IDM_R1 VHF/UHF manual
TM-V71 English O-M manual
TS-480SAT HF manual
MFJ-993B tuner manual
SCS PTC-II pro modem manual