Field Day 2014 Planning

 
Station Band(s) Frequencies Radio Accessories
HF1 20 meters 14.000 – 14.300 MHz Kenwood TS-480SAT Bencher BY-1
Signalink USB
HF2 80 meters
15 meters
10 meters
3.500 – 4.000 MHz
21.000 – 21.450 MHz
28.000 – 29.700 MHz
Kenwood TS-480SAT Bencher BY-1
Signalink USB
HF3 40 meters 7.000 – 7.300 MHz Kenwood TS-480SAT Signalink USB
VHF 6 meters
2 meters
50.000 – 54.000 MHz
144.000 – 148.000 MHz
Kenwood TS-2000X Signalink USB
GOTA 20 meters 14.000 – 14.300 MHz ICom IC-718 Signalink USB
LDG AT-100Pro

We’re using home built antennas for all the HF bands. We’re using Belden 9913 feed line for the 2 20m dipoles and 40 meter beam, and using 450 ohm ladder line for the 80/15/10 meter dipole. The antennas are made from 13 AWG copper Poly-STEALTH™ high strength aerial wire.

We are implementing a more complete ICS format for this years field day. The ICS uses a standard hierarchy that can grow, shrink, and adapt to various size events and positions. This is the 2014 ICS Chart.

2014 Field Day Station Map

2 meter propagation map

144.200 MHz propagation assuming 100′ TX antenna height and a 20′ RX antenna height.

We are looking to hold a VE session during field day, currently planned for sometime Saturday.

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