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ARRL Field Day is June 26-27, 2010
ARRL.org - THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR AMATEUR RADIO ^ | Updated each year | n/a

Posted on 06/01/2010 12:46:06 AM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: "ARRL Field Day is June 26-27, 2010

ARRL Field Day is the largest on-the-air operating event in Amateur Radio. It draws tens of thousands to the airwaves each year, bringing new and experienced hams together for a weekend of fun!"

SNIPPET: "ARRL Field Day Overview

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. Each year over 35,000 amateurs gather with their clubs, friends or simply by themselves to operate.

ARRL Field Day is not a fully adjudicated contest, which explains much of its popularity. It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, most groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to local elected community leaders, key individuals with the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar."

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Education; Hobbies; Reference
KEYWORDS: altcommunication; amateurradio; arrl; communication; communications; emergencies; fieldday; hamradio; hams; hamshack; preparedness

1 posted on 06/01/2010 12:46:07 AM PDT by Cindy
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Previously...

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2280175/posts

Amateur radio operators go on air for field day
Valley Press on ^ | Friday, June 26, 2009. | RICH BREAULT
Posted on June 26, 2009 12:06:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin

[H]am radio operators will test their emergency communications capabilities with amateur radio clubs across the nation this weekend.

The field day, the culmination of National Amateur Radio Week, known as the Nationwide Emergency Communications Drill, is intended to give the public a glimpse of the services amateur radio operators provide and a chance to meet the operators themselves.

“In a disaster, when phone lines, cellphones and the Internet are all down, ham radio operators will be on the job,” said Jon Clark, president of the Antelope Valley Amateur Radio Club.

The club will set up at the north end of Lancaster City Park, with members manning radios from 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday.

In Palmdale, members of the Amateur Radio Club of the Lockheed Employees Recreational Club, will play host to a field day in front of the Lockheed Federal Credit Union on Eighth Street East, just south of the guard gate at the Lockheed facility. The field day begins at 11 a.m.

“It’s not just about showing people what the hams do, but it’s important because there’s a need for more people to be involved in amateur radio,” said Roberta Alexander, a Lockheed Employees Recreational Club board member.

The national event is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League, a national organization for amateur radio. It originated the concept of a nationwide field day.

Amateur radio operators, better known as “hams,” participate by gathering at a common meeting ground and communicating with each other without depending on outside power. They will talk with each other - across the Valley, with hams elsewhere in the state and with hams across the nation, to demonstrate forms of communicating on emergency power supply and the radios’ capabilities when a disaster occurs.

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2 posted on 06/01/2010 12:47:04 AM PDT by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/amateurradio/index

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/hamradio/index

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/hams/index


3 posted on 06/01/2010 12:51:12 AM PDT by Cindy
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Always a fun weekend, but unfortunately I will be too busy to participate this year. Ugh.


4 posted on 06/01/2010 1:20:31 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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Sorry to hear that BigSkyFreeper.

Maybe you can do it next year.


5 posted on 06/01/2010 1:26:00 AM PDT by Cindy
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Hopefully next summer my plate won’t be quite so full with reunions and get-togethers and not to mention an ongoing job search. :)


6 posted on 06/01/2010 1:40:08 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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Try this for a job search:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/lookingforajob/index?tab=articles


7 posted on 06/01/2010 1:42:46 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.theweekly.com/news/2010/May/28/radio_hams.html

“’Radio Hams’ from Gwinnett County join in national deployment Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 26 – 27”

SNIPPET: “LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., (May 28, 2010) - Gwinnett County’s “hams” will join with thousands of Amateur Radio operators who will be showing off their emergency capabilities this weekend. Over the past year, the news has been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical communications during unexpected emergencies in towns across America including the California wildfires, winter storms, tornadoes and other events worldwide.

In the Gwinnett County area, the Gwinnett County Radio Society and Amateur Radio Emergency Service groups will be demonstrating Amateur Radio at Sweetwater Park, 800 Bethesda School Road, Lawrenceville, 30044 on June 26 and 27. They invite the public to come and see ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC radio license before the next disaster strikes.”


8 posted on 06/01/2010 1:55:28 AM PDT by Cindy
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Amateur radio operators, better known as “hams,” participate by gathering at a common meeting ground and communicating with each other without depending on outside power.

Using low power (QRP) homemade transceiver kits (there are many) such as the Pixie 2 for only $9.95 from HSC Electronics and building this very simple kit with only a soldering pen, a multimeter and great guidance provided freely from an experienced helper (called an Elemer), any man or woman could easily contact other states and other countries using simple to learn Morse code (CW) and a good wire antenna. The entire Pixie 2 QRP rig fits within an small Altoids tin box.

There are inexpensive Single Side Band(SSB) voice communication transceiver kits available as well. CW QRP tends to transmit and receive further and more easily. Anyone who doesn't have a backup method (insurance) to communicate and get news, is foolishly playing with fire, should a disaster (man made or natural) occur. CW will still work in floods, fire or power outages.

The American Radio Relay League website is a tremendous source of learning, training and research information. I most highly recommend you bookmark it. For FReepers from Canada, the radio amateur organization in Canada is called the RAC. Radio amateurs (HAMs) are exceedingly helpful and knowledgeable and are local, state and international radio experts.


9 posted on 06/01/2010 4:34:24 AM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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BTTT


10 posted on 06/01/2010 4:38:38 AM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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Listen for AA3E, the RACES/ARES Field Day entrant in the 1F class(eoc). Pictures at mcraces.com


11 posted on 06/01/2010 4:50:56 AM PDT by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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BTTT


12 posted on 06/01/2010 8:28:12 AM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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http://www.andalusiastarnews.com/2010/06/23/ham-radio-field-day-set/

“Ham radio operators to test emergy responses”

Posted on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 12:00 am.

By Stephanie Nelson

SNIPPET: “Amateur ham radio operators are our last line of communication in times of natural disaster.

Those wanting to know more about what they do and how they do it are invited to watch as the local South Alabama Radio Club participates in the nationwide field day this weekend.

John Brown, SARC president, said local “hams” will join with thousands of amateur radio operators Saturday and Sunday to show off their emergency capabilities.

“The goal of the event is to contact as many states in a 24-hour period as possible – an emergency exercise,” Brown said. “We will operate overnight from 1 p.m. Saturday to 1 p.m. on Sunday using only batteries and generators to power our radios.”

Brown said “hams” provide critical communications during unexpected emergencies and natural disasters.”


13 posted on 06/23/2010 12:18:54 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.news-register.net/page/content.detail/id/539022.html?nav=510

“More Than Just a Hobby
EMA director says ham radio operators save lives”

By IAN HICKS Staff Writer
POSTED: June 23, 2010

SNIPPET: “As Belmont County Emergency Management Director Dave Ivan can tell you, amateur radio - or “ham radio” - operators aren’t just people who like to play with toys. They often can save lives.

This weekend, the public can get a glimpse of “hams” in action during the American Radio Relay League’s annual Field Day, during which ham operators will construct emergency stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and backyards around the country, using mainly emergency power supplies.

Locally, these activities will be on display at the Belmont County Emergency Operations Center, located at 68331 Bannock Road, west of St. Clairsville; and at the Calcutta Walmart.

Ivan said the ham operators will be at the center for 24 hours, from 2 p.m. Saturday through 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The whole concept is to make as many contacts around the U.S. as we can,” he said.”


14 posted on 06/23/2010 12:22:36 AM PDT by Cindy
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Note: Photo included.

http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/96513304.html

“10 Year Old’s Ham Radio Tower Must Come Down”
By Lauren Leamanczyk

SNIPPET: “MT. PLEASANT - The Mt. Pleasant Plan Commission decided Wednesday to deny a family’s request to keep their ham radio.

The Markstrom family has a 62 foot tower in their Mt. Pleasant yard. They say it is used for emergency communications and it’s a favorite hobby for their 10 year old son Samm. Samm has Cerebral Palsy. He’s won awards for using his radio to help others.”


15 posted on 06/23/2010 12:32:47 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20100622/sc_livescience/hamradiogetsupgradedwithmoderntechnology;_ylc=X3oDMTEwZTE3MjhoBF9TAzIwMjM4Mjc1MjQEZW1haWxJZAMxMjc3MjQ2MDEy

“Ham Radio Gets Upgraded with Modern Technology”

Stuart Fox
TechNewsDaily Staff Writer
LiveScience.com – Tue Jun 22, 3:50 pm ET

SNIPPET: “In a world where iPhones enable Internet searches from any location with a good cell signal, communicating with a radio may seem a bit old fashioned. But a new generation of ham radio operators is keeping the tradition alive by combining decades-old radio techniques with modern technology.

Today, tech-savvy radio users bounce their signals off communications satellites, use computers to regulate and record their transmissions and even transmit data over high-power radio frequencies. Far from being obsolete, ham radio is finding new uses in the digital age, including as a backup to the Internet during natural disasters.”


16 posted on 06/23/2010 12:40:00 AM PDT by Cindy
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ON TWITTER:

http://twitter.com/arrl


17 posted on 06/24/2010 11:59:04 PM PDT by Cindy
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ARRL: “Public Service”
http://www.arrl.org/public-service


18 posted on 06/25/2010 12:00:30 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/166550/

Published June 24 2010
“Ham radio operators help when all else fails”

SNIPPET: “Until I visited with Rod Klug, I was thinking ham radio was only for grandparents. Klug is one of the Grand Forks area members of the Amateur Radio Club that is holding a Field Day this weekend at the close of the annual Amateur Radio Week. He said there are more ham radio operators now than ever.”

By: Marilyn Hagerty, Grand Forks Herald

SNIPPET: “The slogan is, “When all else fails, ham radio works.” And the hams are able to send messages in many forms without the use of phone systems, internet or other infrastructure that can be compromised in a crisis. They figure more than 35,000 amateur radio operators will take part in the weekend event all over the country.”


19 posted on 06/25/2010 12:04:28 AM PDT by Cindy
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Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgkl3Db-4tc

“Solar Yaesu 897 Buddipole Field Day Test 2010”
(June 17, 2010)


20 posted on 06/25/2010 12:37:40 AM PDT by Cindy
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Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPdtN6AtXmI

“SIMPLE HAM RADIO FIELD OPERATION”

Description - quote:

Portable field radio: antenna, L-network tuner, transmission line, transmitter/receiver, key, power supply and transport pack- simple Ham Radio Field Operation demonstration.

(June 6, 2010)


21 posted on 06/25/2010 12:39:36 AM PDT by Cindy
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Israel had their field day. Here’s a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7zwvnCU0_c

“fielday2010.avi”

“IARC (Israel Amateur Radio Club) field day, May 2010”

(Added May 22, 2010)


22 posted on 06/25/2010 12:42:32 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.oklahomahistory.net/hamgang.html

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Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4Vwq8ong9I

“Ardmore, Oklahoma Ham Radio Field Day 1952”

Video Description - quote:

Ozonemuddfan | May 09, 2010 | 4:52

With Field Day. June 26-27, 2010 getting close. This is a glimpse from the past.

::: EDIT :::: http://www.oklahomahistory.net/hamgan...

The video came from George Pretty of Fort Mill, South Caroline, recorded in 1952 of some local Ham radio operators conducting their “field day” in Ardmore back in 1952.

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23 posted on 06/25/2010 12:52:39 AM PDT by Cindy
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VIDEOS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QddygPul1Vc

“Yaesu FT-817 Solar Powered Go-Pack: A closer look at the build”
(Added May 20, 2010)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWAyy5ej-Wg

“Mini Solar Powered Radio Pack -Part 1”
(Added April 29, 2010)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqQ4X0RhQJ0

“Mini Solar Powered Radio Pack -Part 2”
(Added May 20, 2010)


24 posted on 06/25/2010 1:11:21 AM PDT by Cindy
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Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry4r3gglcqE

“How To Install an S9 Vertical Antenna”
(Added June 1, 2010)


25 posted on 06/25/2010 1:16:11 AM PDT by Cindy
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Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPEX6GuauMs

“Erecting the One Man Tower.mpg”
(Added April 13, 2010)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiADqGDBOZk

“Amateur radio homemade antenna mast”
(Added April 13, 2010)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN-Q83OUR9c

“Two Meter Ham Radio J-Pole Antenna”
(Added April 4, 2010)


26 posted on 06/25/2010 1:39:32 AM PDT by Cindy
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Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTEu5CO61Vg

“Hamstick Portable Antenna Mount/Mast-Part 1”
(Added February 20, 2010)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiCU0k4P4cM

“Hamstick Portable Antenna Mount/Mast-Part 2”
(Added February 20, 2010)


27 posted on 06/25/2010 1:42:08 AM PDT by Cindy
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Videos:

“Thunder, Lightning, Goats and Ham Radio”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZOehMEUBS4
(Added June 4, 2009)

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“Was Marconi the First Amateur Radio Operator?”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oP5ZMWJ0fU
(Added March 23, 2010)


28 posted on 06/25/2010 3:23:14 AM PDT by Cindy
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EMERGENCY RADIO.org
http://www.emergency-radio.org


29 posted on 06/25/2010 1:45:10 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20100625/BREAKINGNEWS/100625021/1006/NEWS01/Emergency+ham+radio+demonstration+this+weekend

“Emergency ham radio demonstration this weekend”
BY J.D. GALLOP • FLORIDA TODAY • JUNE 25, 2010

“It’s a key tool during hurricanes and other disasters.”

SNIPPET: “Now, Space Coast amateur radio enthusiasts will spend the weekend offering the public an opportunity to see and hear a mock-up of emergency ham radio communications as part of ongoing readiness training for the current hurricane season.

“The primary focus is really on preparedness,” said Dan Fisher, spokesman for the Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society. “


30 posted on 06/25/2010 2:17:40 PM PDT by Cindy
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VIDEOS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqbSA1DLioE

“Dayton Hamvention 2007- Hand cranked military radio”

Video description - quote:

poikaa3 | April 07, 2010 | 0:48
made this video with my cell phone at the Dayton HAM fest. Shows the use of a hand generator to power up a military radio. As I was taking this another was filming and you might see me capturing this!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktMGQivZfcE

“Man powered generator, Ham radio field day, Harris Hill 2009”

Video Description - quote:

mi6customfab | June 27, 2009 | 2:36
Ham radio field day at Harris hill in Horseheads NY, June 27th 2009. I made a man powered power sourse to power a dual band Kenwood radio. The object being, making contacts on 2m to qualify for field day points for human powered radio transmission. It’s made from an old Bicycle, a salvaged alternator from an old GM school bus and a small 12v emergency light battery to jump start the field in the alternator, without the jump start, the alternator will not produce any voltage. Once the field is energized, we disconnected the start battery. We had some issue when N2EUS keyed up the radio on low power {5w} The load created increased the effort hand cranking the bike. Our main object was to prove we could do it with an alternator. We made two very clear contacts through the repeater. My next one will be made using a copier motor.

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31 posted on 06/26/2010 12:43:38 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.heraldonline.com/2010/06/26/2271174/these-hams-really-can-make-a-difference.html


32 posted on 06/26/2010 12:54:43 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.heraldonline.com/2010/06/26/2271174/these-hams-really-can-make-a-difference.html

Published: Saturday, Jun. 26, 2010 / Updated: Saturday, Jun. 26, 2010 12:10 AM

“These “hams” really can make a difference”
Andrew Dys Columnist

SNIPPET: “Today might be the most important day in emergency communications that most people have never heard of.

Right here in Rock Hill, at Ric Porter’s riverfront house, and in garages and basements and fields and mountaintops all around the country, amateur radio operators will gather with their knobs and dials and antennas and practice how to keep in touch with the rest of the world when there is no electricity.”

SNIPPET: “But this annual gathering is more than just a bunch of ham radio guys yukking it up on wavelengths that bounce off the ionosphere to reach Russia, China and Japan in what is like the Super Bowl of ham radio.

Hams are vital links in communications when electricity is demolished.”


33 posted on 06/26/2010 12:57:47 AM PDT by Cindy
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