Operating Field Day 2018 From the Mobile Station

Brunswick, GA - Due to it being a busy weekend at work, I hadn't planned on operating in Field Day this year, but after getting off from work a little bit late and having breakfast yesterday, I changed my mind. I parked behind work, turned on the FT-857D in the mobile station and tuned up … Continue reading Operating Field Day 2018 From the Mobile Station

Field Day 2016 – Operating the Mobile Station in Brunswick

Brunswick - As usual, I worked Field Day weekend, but I set aside some time on Sunday morning after work to fire up the mobile station and get in a few 1C contacts. As I've been doing lately, I augmented the FT-857D, Z11 Pro II, and HVT-400B with a tablet with Ham Log for logging … Continue reading Field Day 2016 – Operating the Mobile Station in Brunswick

Dipping My Toes Back Into the Waters of Amateur Radio on Field Day

It's been awhile since I've written anything amateur radio related. It's been awhile since I've done anything amateur radio related for that matter. Quite frankly, as late as Saturday evening I had no intention of taking part in Field Day this year, but I woke up Sunday morning with the urge to have a few … Continue reading Dipping My Toes Back Into the Waters of Amateur Radio on Field Day

Effingham County ARES (W4ECA) Reorganizing and Reactivating

Effingham County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, W4ECA  is in the process of reorganizing and reactivating under Emergency Coordinator Todd Hargrave, NT4TH.  On Tuesday, ECARES  met at the Effingham County Emergency Operations Center on Courthouse Rd. to begin planning the future of ARES in Effingham County.  Ed Myrick, the Effingham County EMA director welcomed ECARES to … Continue reading Effingham County ARES (W4ECA) Reorganizing and Reactivating

Effignham County ARES Field Day

From Todd Hargrave, NT4TH, Emergency Coordinator for Effingham County Amateur Radio Emergency Serivces.  If you're an amateur radio operator in the Effingham County area and looking for a local Field Day, this would be a great way to get out and play radio and support ARES in your county.  If you're interested, Todd's contact info … Continue reading Effignham County ARES Field Day

Chatham County Emergency Management Agency Recognizes Amateur Radio Field Day

Yesterday, the Chatham County Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) was kind enough to publicize Amateur Radio Field Day and specifically the Coastal Amateur Radio Society's Field Day operation in Savannah in a news article on their website.  Additionally, CEMA posted links to the article via their Facebook and Twitteraccounts.  Here is the text of their article: … Continue reading Chatham County Emergency Management Agency Recognizes Amateur Radio Field Day

New VHF Field Day Rule for 2011

I was just reading about Field Day 2011 on the ARRL Website and came across this most interesting and welcome news: There is one rule change for Field Day 2011. To encourage groups to operate during prime sporadic-E opening which can greatly enhance VHF/ propagation, all Class A stations can now employ a free dedicated … Continue reading New VHF Field Day Rule for 2011