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 2022 Field Day preparations from:


Hi All:
Field Day is this weekend June 25-26th, and we are putting the final plans together.
We have a schedule set up with The Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs
that are operating at Signal Hill in Newfoundland
for 18:00 UTC on Saturday which is the start of the event.

We are trying to make contact between us so the Maytors from our respective
municipalities can talk to each other.
I have put a posting together on many Facebook groups to see if we can get
more clubs from across Canada to participate.
We will be operating on 20M between 14.130 and 14.140 mhz.
We want to invite any local hams to drop out to our station set up at the
Kincardine Administration Building just north of town.

Anyone that has access to our remote is welcome to join us for Field Day
any time during the event. Just give me a heads up so I can make sure
I am on the remote. I will be operating it from our set up in Kincardine as well.

From our portable site we will be using our Vintage Kenwood TS520
and a linked dipole and antenna tuner to cover
80, 40, 20 15 and hopefully 10 as well.
We are set up to run phone and digital and can bring a straight key
along if someone wants to operate CW.

Our remote is set up to operate 10 thru 80 and we will operate on phone
and digital through our remote access with RemoteHams and Anydesk software.
My brother John, VE7NI will be operating QRP CW
on Solar charged batteries from his QTH in Kamloops BC.

We will submit all of our logs under our club name for an aggregate score.

Additional notes

We have participated in it as a club for a number of years now. 18:00 UTC Saturday
until 18:00 UTC on Sunday. That's 2:00 PM Saturday until 2:00 PM Sunday local time for us.
This year we are making plans to participate once again.
We have asked and received permission to set up at the Emergency Operations Centre
in Kincardine where we did some testing yesterday.

We will set up there and use our club call sign VA3KEO. We plan on having one transmitter there.
I will also operate our Club remote station VA3YLR from there or from at home depending on time of day or night.

VA3KEO will operate in the 1F Category. The exchange from there is 1F ONS.
ONS stands for Ontario South which is our region. We will have line power so will be using my TS520 as the station.
We can run phone or FT8 at full power all day long with it.
If someone wants to run CW, they can do that as well.
We also get a free vhf station which won't change our transmitter count.

VA3YLR will operate in the 1D category. The exchange from there will be 1D ONS.
I can also run FT8 remotely with it if we don't have any phone operators at any time.

For those that have never operated in Field Day before, it is a fun event but can be intense and very busy on the air.
It is mainly North American stations that participate but there are also some DX stations.
For many clubs, it is their one big annual event for both radio and social and you can sometimes hear clubs with 10 to 15 stations.
They have put a limit of 100W for all categories this year.
Some like it, some don't but it makes for a more level playing field for many operating
portable vs the home stations running legal limit power.

Here is the stated objective for Field Day.
This year again, scores from different operations can be combined under a single club name.
My brother John, VE7NI operates QRP CW on Battery Power each year which gives many bonus points
and he adds his entry under our club name.

Object: To work as many stations as possible on the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 Meter HF bands,
as well as all bands 50 MHz and above, and in doing so to learn to operate in abnormal situations
in less than optimal conditions. A premium is placed on developing skills to meet the challenges of emergency
preparedness as well as to acquaint the general public with the capabilities of Amateur Radio.

So, we welcome any local operators to help out with the station in Kincardine if they are able to.
As for the remote station, I plan on leaving the power on for the entire period and hope that we can have the
YLs participate for whatever time they can. I would also welcome any others that have access
to our remote to join in as well. I will put together an online schedule that we can develop an operating plan with.
On the remote, it would be best to have no more than maybe 3 or 4 operators
at a time and they could take turns. It won't be like our typical YL operation where each YL
has a QSO with each station we contact.
This is a very quick exchange once you make the contact.
No name, QTH or signal report. Just VA3YLR, 1 Delta, Oscar November Sierra.
That's it. Then on to the next one.
I have attached the rules for you to look over or translate as required.
Please keep in touch and let me know if you would like to participate.
Let me know if you have any questions and please feel free to share with others that may be interested that I have missed.


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