Palestine/Anderson County Amateur Radio Club
FIELD DAY 2009
Day is just around the corner so it is time to start finalizing plans
and getting ready for this annual event.
Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June.
This year Field Day will be held on Saturday, June 27 at 1800 UTC
(1300 CDT) to Sunday June 28 at 2100 UTC (1600 CDT).
to the ARRL FD 2009 rules, the object of Field Day is to work as many
stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30,
17, and 12 meter bands) 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.
plan to operate as 2A NTX (two alpha, North Texas). We will be using two radio transceivers and hopefully a GOTA
(Get-On-The-Air) station. A
list of equipment that will be needed is listed below.
year the plan is to return to the cabin on property owned by Tom Wardell
KB5YUE on ACR 409 (see map). Directions
to “The Place” are 1.) On Hwy 19 N go past the college approximately
2 miles to the first black top road on the right, ACR 408. Turn right and follow until the road intersects with ACR 403
and turn left. Go
approximately 8/10 of a mile to ACR 409 and turn left.
“The Place” is the first gate on the right.
2.) On North Link
St. by the Country Club, continue north on ACR 403 for approximately 3
miles until you reach ACR 409. Turn
left and then go to the first gate on the right.
This cabin is a concrete block structure with a tin roof, patio,
lights, and a ceiling fan. There
is a full kitchen and a bathroom with a sink, shower and toilet.
There is commercial electrical power available for fans, lights,
computers and other needs we might have.
There are plenty of tall pine and oak trees available for
stringing antennas. If
anyone wishes to bring a small camper or tent, that can be arranged so
please let me know.
We should begin set-up at approximately 1000 CDT.
That will give us three hours to have all radios and antennas put
in place and ready to go by 1300 CDT.
Right now there is no set plan to operate for the full 24 hour
period or for even just a few hours.
If enough folks are interested and wish to operate over night,
then that can be done.
The plans are for us to have a medium size charcoal grill
available and everyone can bring their own meat (steaks, burgers, brats,
pork chops, chicken etc.) and they can cook their food the way they want
it. You can bring your own
food condiments too if you wish. Plenty of drinks will be available as well as baked potatoes
and all the fixin’s. If
anyone is interested in being the Chairman of the Food Committee please
let me know.
HF transceivers (Icom,
Kenwood, and Ten Tec)
power supplies for the
antennas & coax cable
generator & trailer
antennas & coax cable
fans (box, personal or
folding tables (MUST
have at least two)
lap top computers
there are any questions or comments, or if anyone has any suggestions,
please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to this year’s Field Day and hope we are