|KC2RA is 5A For Field Day 2013|
|Written by Gary, KB2BSL|
This years site can support 5 stations indoors, with limited air conditioning. Outside will be the VHF and GOTA stations. There is plenty of outdoor space available!
These are our starting bands, subject to change later in the day.
We will be using digital log submission for all stations. You must bring a Windows Xp (SP3) or later Laptop with working WiFi! Please check to ensure that your laptop is operating properly and is Virus free BEFORE you arrive on site. Ensure you know how to disable or add an exception to any firewall or security software you may be using. Ensure your computer account is setup with administrative privileges, as you will need to map a drive. Diagnosing laptop issues at the Field Day location will not be possible.
We will be using the new 4.0 version of N3FJP's ARRL Field Day Contest Log. This new version has been updated so it can work in both networked and standalone modes. Please install and learn how to use it before arriving at Field Day. Contact KB2BSL for the activation code. The software may be downloaded HERE. A tutorial may be found HERE. If you would like to know who you are talking to as you enter the call into the software, download US call data HERE.
Due to the close proximity of operating positions, operators will be required to bring a pair of headphones, remember some radios are 1/8" some are 1/4". Noise canceling is recommended.
Patch Cables/Band Pass Filters
Due to the close proximity of operating positions and antennas, stations will be required to use band-pass filters. The club will provide the filters for the five stations listed above, however you will need to bring your own short patch cable to use it. If you wish to setup your own station not listed above, please bring the appropriate band pass filter.
If your radio has a built in voice keyer, this is the time to use it! Set up a few recordings. Remember we are KC2RA, 5A, NLI.