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Field Day 2012

Another successful Field Day!  A good time for all.

Saturday-Sunday June 23-24, 2012

Amateur Radio Field Day is the largest on-the-air operating event in the world.  

It is part emergency exercise, part public awareness, part education, and 100% fun!

Chairpersons:  Greg Niles, K9GJN and Doug Speers, W9PN; assisted by club members and friends.      

Location:  Thresherman's Park, north of Janesville on Highway 51; 51 East Cox Road, just east of HW 51.    Much camping space.   Restrooms.

Radio Call:  W9PN  (All Amateur Extra Class Privileges)     Catagory:  5A

Electrical Power:   Lyndon, WA9JLD and the very dependable Army Signal Corps PE95K gasoline AC generator.

Band Captains:  Greg Niles,  K9GJN    -------------------------------  All HF bands Digital:

                           Doug Speers, W9PN   ---------------------------  20 Meters CW, SSB       40 Meter CW

                           Carl Cramer,  W9BJ & Dan Servais, K9IBM    40 Meters SSB      15 Meters CW, SSB

                           Al Homan,  KC9QQO   ------------------ 10 Meters CW, SSB    80 Meters CW, SSB

                           Lyndon Opdyke, WA9JLD  ------- 6 Meters CW, SSB   (VHF stations are extra points.)

A few hams were needed as relief operators, loggers, etc.    Many visiting ham helped out.

Conrad, W9DL, had a Get On The Air (GOTA) station that was active both days.                        

Saturday evening dinner:  Dan, K9IBM, the super Griller!

Featured this year:   Brett Johnson, K9BY, engineered a Computer Network project.         

All station computers were networked to a computer server using Ether Net cables.

This improvement facilitated common logging of contacts;  we used a networked version of the N3FJP

Field Day Logger program for the Windows Operating Systems.

Preliminary Set Up Friday, June 22  6:00 pm.   Set up Saturday 8:30 am.    Operation:  1 pm to 1 pm.

Thanks to Ivan Makovec, W9AFW - Photographs.

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