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Winter Field Day - Get on the air regardless of license
« on: January 22, 2018, 08:35:32 PM »
Winter Field Day is Saturday 01/27 and Sunday 01/28 from 14:00 to 14:00 EST

I thought I'd mention it since we have a new General, several newly-minted techs, and always people looking to get their feet wet.

The great thing about field days and similar events is that the club acts as the control station. You don't need any license at all, or you can talk HF with just a Tech. It's a great way to get on the air, see what's involved, check out the pros and cons of different radios, antennas, and the like. You'll have someone sitting with you walking you through it for as long as you want.

It's not quite as ubiquitous as (Summer) field day, and different clubs may or may not be participatinng.

If your club or one close to you isn't participating, you're welcome to the Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society (GARS) event. Setup starts on 9 on Saturday if you're interested in seeing how an EMCOMM operation comes together, and we go live on the air at 14:00 until teardown the next day. All meals are provided and are free.

Even if you don't check out the Gwinnett operation, check out another one and get on the air!

http://www.gars.org/gars/activities/winter-field-day/

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Re: Winter Field Day - Get on the air regardless of license
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 06:56:48 AM »
Propagation on 75 meters this morning is in the pits.  Nothing.  That is a sign of reduced Solar activity.  Reduced Solar activity results in colder temperatures here on Earth.  Just like in the book "Cold Times"  it's happening....