Field Day 2017

Al-KC9QQO & Andy-KD9ESM unload Brett's truck.

ARRL Field Day 2017

2017 Field Day BARC Site Officer:  Greg Niles-K9GJN

Friday, June 23 5:00-8:00pm, we had Antenna Set up.   Saturday Morning, June 24, 8am Final Set Up of antennas, radio equipment and tents.    Field Day Operation was from Saturday 1:00pm through Sunday 1:00pm.

After Field Day, weTook Down the antennas, tent and loaded equipment in record time.

Location:  Janesville Fire Training Facility, 3000 County F, North Janesville, WI

Station Call:  K9BY  Extra Class Privileges (Station Call of Brett Johnson, BARC President)  

Operating Class:   3A   Three simultaneous stations, emergency power, and  a maximum of 150 Watts RF out.                                                        (Normal operation:  one Operator and one Logging Person per station.)


Bands:  80 Meters:    Off-Center-Fed (OCF) 80 - 6 Meters (Not 15) 300 Watt rating

              40 Meters:      135 Feet (95' &45')  Seems to work best with internal Antenna Tuner Off.

              20 Meters:                                        Hex Beam 20 Meters

        15 & 10 Meters                                       Yagi Beam, 2 + 2 elements

Free Station:  6 Meters:                              Yagi Beam, 4 element

ARRL Field Day Map Locator:   Greg Niles-K9GJN

Safety Officer, Logging, Satellite, Public Information Officer   Greg Niles-K9GJN

Message Officer -------------------------------------------------------------    Bret Johnson-K9BY

Emergency Power Officer ------------------------------------------------   Lyndon Opdyke-WA9JLD

FD Data Submission Officer ---------------------------------------------    Brett Johnson-K9BY

Food Officers (Saturday Meal 6:00 pm) ------------------------------   Luci Cramer-N9FYT and

                                                                                                Linda Servais, XYL of K9IBM       

Grounds Prep. (Grass mowing)-------------------------------------------- Al Homan-KC9QQO                                                        

Coaxial Cables -----------------------------------------------------------------  Brett Johnson-K9BY                                                       

Signs for Field Day -----------------------------------------------------------  Dan Servais-K9IBM

LED Flood Lights --------------------------------------------------------------- Dave Rounds-AK9F

Computer Network:    Brett-K9BY, W3FJP Software (Updated), Ethernet Connection, Laptops.  

Communication Equipment:  Transceiver                    Brett-K9BY

                                                    Icom IC-7600                  Bob-N9EWZ for CW

                                                    Kenwood TS-2000        Greg-K9GJN for Digital and Voice

                                                     Icom                      Lyndon-WA9JLD for 6 and 2 Meters

Modes:  Voice (SSB), Digital (PSK-31) and Morse Code (CW).

Satellite Communication was attempted by Al-KC9QQO, but not successful.

Photographs compliments of Len Pollak-N9LEN.

Band Activity:  160 Meters    14 contacts  (Data close, but not official.)

                             80 Meters  162 contacts

                             40 Meters  356 contacts

                             20 Meters  312 contacts

                             15 Meters  294 contacts

                             10 Meters    90 contacts

                               6 Meters    45 contacts

A good time was had by all.

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