Anyone And Everyone Is Welcome To Attend
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Have you ever wanted to try out Amateur Radio but didn’t know anyone involved or know how to get involved yourself? Are you a ham radio operator that will be in the area looking for something to do? The Hampden County Radio Association will be holding a field day right in Agawam Massachusetts on June 27th and 28th. Anyone is welcome to stop by and check it out and even participate. We will be having multiple stations on the air trying to make contact with other operators doing the same thing. This would be the perfect chance to get your feet wet as well as meeting many area operators.
- Setup June 26th 2015
Setup Start Time At School Street: Approx 10am
- Field Day Start: June 27th 2015, 2:00pm
- VE Session: June 27th 2015, Approx 5PM
- Field Day Ends, Teardown begins: June 28th 2015, Approx 2:00pm
School Street Park.
Agawam MA, 01001
Lat/Long: 42.073587, -72.592778
If for some reason you can’t make it to the Field Day in Agawam MA, you can still check out to see if there is a Field Day near you but using the ARRL’s Field Day Locator.
Aerial Video Of HCRA’s Field Day in 2014 at School Street Park
Thanks to Jim Mullen (KK1W) for the footage
FIELD DAY RAFFLE!
One of the reasons why we do Field Day is simulate operating in emergency conditions. Extra points are awards for those who use “Emergency Power” such as generators and batteries. More points are also awarded to those who use alternate sources of power like solar and/or wind to keep batteries charged.
Your HCRA Board of Directors thought that we should have a Field Day raffle prize that fits the occasion. Would you be able to use your station if you’ve lost power? If not, we have the perfect package to help you make that possible. HCRA is raffling off a battery backup stater package.
1 Battery Box (Retails $15)
This box will keep your battery safe by limitng water entry, effectively collects battery acid, allows adequate ventilation, and protects against accidental contact of battery terminals. Battery Not Included
1 EZ-Gate (Hamsource, Retails $70)
Hook this up to your battery and your power supply and you’ll have almost instantaneous switching from power supply to battery if the power were to ever fail. The EZgate also acts as a trickle charger to keep your battery maintained while your power supply is on.
1 EZ4 Power Distribution Strip (Retails $60)
Being able to distribute power for multiple devices can be a challenge for some. The EZ4 allows up to 4 outputs from one input. There is also a voltage monitor that will display the voltage from either your power or battery
Combine the above with a decent deep cycle battery and some cables and your station will be ready if you were to ever lose power.
Total Retail Package: $145
The Winner for the Field Day raffle was Harold (N1FTP)
What could make field day even better is to walk away with a new or upgraded amateur radio license. At the ARRL 2015 Field Day, we had 5 people take the exam. The rain held out until the last second. We now have
One new tech
One new tech that also got general
One new general
One new extra
Callsign Used: W1NY
Planned Class: 6A
|75/15||SSB||Larry (KD1RV)||TS-590S (RV)||InV/TriBeam (NY)||Camper (W1SQ)|
|80/20/10||CW||Matt (W1MSW)||K3 (MSW)||InV/TriBeam (NY)||Tent (MSW)|
|40/15||CW||Jim (KK1W)||K3 (N1FJ)||Beam 40-2CD/Tribeam (NY)||Tent (MSW)|
|40/10||SSB||Jeff (NT1K)||K3 (1K)||Beam 40-2CD/Tribeam (NY)||Tent (NY)|
|20||SSB||John (Kx1x)||756 PII (1W)||TriBeam/ (NY)||Pop Up (NWH)|
|160||SSB/CW||Nick (K1MAZ)||FT-100D (MAZ)||InvL (MAZ)||Tent (MAZ)|
Field Day Staff
|Networking and logging (N1MM)||Nick/K1MAZ|
|Emergency Power-Generators(500)||Station Captains|
|Public Information Table (100)||?|
|Public Information Table (alt)||?|
|W1AW Bulletin (100)||Ed (KB1NWH)|
|Message Origination to Section Manager (100)||?|
|Message Handling (100)||?|
|Satellite QSO (100)||?|
|Alternate Power (100)||?|
|Educational Activity (100)||Bob (K1YO)|
|Media Publicity (100)||Jeff/NT1K|
|Site visit from elected official(100)||?|
|Field Day Youth Participation (100)||?|