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Spring / Summer 2013 Update

Haven't really updated the site in a while, been busy and have not had much of a chance to do anything more than some 2M/70cm FM while driving to work. It was a pretty cold and snowy Winter, however mostly uneventful. The repeater project is going ok. Still testing some stuff out, and quickly realizing that height is king. Where the antenna sits now appears to be in a bit of a valley. Unfortunately it is not on a tower, or other high perch. Coverage is a meager 2 miles, maybe. BUT with a clear shot through the valley, I can hear it about 20 miles away on my way to work as I crest a hill.

Field Day 2013

This year Field Day is June 22nd-23rd, it's always the 4th full weekend in June, Starting 1800 UTC Saturday, and runs through 2059 UTC Sunday. The plans this year are to help out with the club I belong to, PEARL, They are a good bunch of 'old men' and '(X)YLs'. They have done pretty good in the past, but this year we are trying to improve ourselves even more. While Field Day is not a contest, there is a score, and while some take it serious, it is just meant to be a preparedness drill.

Field Day 2012 is tomorrow.

Well, Field Day 2012 is tomorrow, and I still do not have the 80M OCF Dipole finished yet. The antenna is up and all I have to do is run about 120' more of feed line. BUT it is the hardest 120' I have to hide it somehow so that the neighbors and the HOA do not find it. I have an idea, so I think I will be all set. We'll see tomorrow!

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