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Re: How to change a Field Day into a FANTASTIC DAY : A summary ...



Depends on where you are.  In Texas, barbeque is mandatory at a FD 
site.  So is shade (it is, after all, June in Texas, which means 95-105 
degree temperatures).  Beer is almost as important ..

On Thursday, June 30, 2005, at 03:25 AM, Florio Dalla Vedova wrote:

> OK, Thanks to the list ! I believe I have now some ideas on how to 
> make a Field Day event, a fantastic event !!
>
> Let me summarise :
>
> 0) The originating idea of the Field Day is to "mimic the spontaneous 
> erection of an emergency communications network with no prior warning 
> after a disaster strikes" [from JP Toscano, W0JT]
>
> So,
>
> 1) Pre-inform potential attendees
> 2) Select a nice outdoor location (criteria are : radio operations, 
> sightseeing, nature, reacheability, suitability for kids games)
> 3) Prepare contacts (sat status, access times, frequencies and modes)
> 4) Select radio equipment accordingly (KISS and robust !)
> 5) Bring some beer (optionally water) and something to eat
> 6) Bring your family, your AMSAT friends, and some newcomers to 
> satellite radio
> 7) Bring some field power supply (solar arrays, batteries, generator)
> 8) Set up a weather protected area (depending of conditions : rain, 
> heat, ...) with tables and seats
> 9) Set up your radio equipment and PC (for logging, pass visualization)
> 10) Operate ... rest ... operate ... talk with attendees ... operate 
> ... play with children ... operate ...drink some beer ... [make your 
> own choices here]
> 11) At the end, dismantle, and say "Thanks ! See you next time !" ...
>
> Is there something missing ?
> Best 73 de IW2NMB, Florio
> iw2nmb@amsat.org
>
           --... ...-- -.. . -. ..... ...- -...
                   Bruce Bostwick N5VB
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