It’s that time of year, fellow Hams: Flowers are blooming, grass is growing, warm weather is coming our way, and it is time to plan for Field Day!
This year, the Parker Radio Association is getting ready for our 3rd annual Field Day. Many of you have participated in our first two events and know that it is a good time, whether you participate with setup on Saturday morning, making contacts during the event, sharing Paul’s, AC5S, world famous Field Day barbeque, hanging out in the evening with fellow club members and friends, or helping with tear down on Sunday morning.
This year promises to be more of the same. But this year there is a slight change: Our fearless leader Dan, N2SRK, has thrown down the gauntlet and has set a goal for us to be a high scorer in the 2A category!
With some planning and participation from everyone, we can do this!
On Wednesday, June 8th, at 6:45PM at the Starbucks at the northeast corner of Lincoln Ave & Parker Road, we will be having a final planning meeting. This will be a brief meeting (approx one hour) where we will review antenna layout, and final checks on supplies, gear, and networking. Please feel free to join us, should you wish, for this quick gathering. WE NEED YOU TO ATTEND!
During this session, we will be talking about antenna layout, equipment needs, and who is able to provide equipment and time to support our efforts.
We will also be talking about how to maximize our available talents and equipment to log as many contacts as possible. We want to plan a little so that we can also maximize points and point multipliers.
The Field Day rules also allow us to earn points through Bonus Points. It is possible to earn 2000 or more bonus points through various activities, and this can possibly double the total number of points that we achieve through QSOs. But this will take planning, and I will be reaching out to everyone to recruit those of you with community contacts and experience in certain areas.
I’ll break for now, but continue to watch for more details coming soon.
73, and keep the Squelch Loose!