Sunday, July 6, 2014

Field Day 2014

This  Field Day is perhaps more in line with the true spirit of "Field Day" in that it was more about what to do when the power goes out and one has to make do with what is available and about experimentation to see what works and what does not.

We experimented with a Buddipole and a magnetic loop antenna.  The mag loop can be very good as a receiving antenna.  Transmitting requires that it be in the vertical orientation.

We had 166 QSOs which is not too bad for about 7 hours of operation.

Most of our QSOs were with the full size antennas.  The antenna farm consisted of the ZS6BKW, a vertical inverted L with a ground system and a hex beam at 28 feet.

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