Now for another edition of Ham Radio Saturday.
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Today I have been listening on 20m to Winter Field Day activity.
These Field Days seem to have the goal of encouraging emergency preparedness. Can you pick up, and move and operate successfully?
It seems fairly chaotic, as sometimes several stations find themselves on or near the same frequency. Also, there are “codes” in use to identify the kind of station you are operating (at home or outside somewhere) and where you are (which state or part of a state in your operating from). Some people seem to be eagerly working stations as contesters, others… not so much. Also, you hear operators explaining to some of their contacts how to identify themselves for Field Day.
Not wanting to demonstrate my ignorance, I’m listening. I don’t quite have all the nuances of making contacts in such a contest.
Anyway… I’m on as I write this. 20m
I am tempted to load up my radio, my emergency power source (Juicebox), and heavy duty 100 ft cable, drive out to the parish cemetery and connect to the 40m dipole I left up in the trees.
It seems that I add 1 Hotel Whiskey Sierra during my QSOs.