Summer VHF/UHF Field Day 2019
This weekend sees the popular VHF-UHF Summer Field Day for 2019.
The field day aims are:
to encourage more activity on VHF and microwave bands;
to encourage people to work greater distances than usual by operating portable, and
to provide opportunities for people to activate or work into new grid squares.
However the overriding aim is to get away for the weekend and have fun!
Want to participate?
The Field Days have separate sections for single and multiple operator stations. The duration of the Field Day is 24 hours, but there are also 8 hour sections for operators who may not be able to camp overnight. Most club stations prefer to operate for the full 24 hours.
The Field Days also generate plenty of activity from home stations, so there is also a separate Home Station section.
All contacts must be simplex: contacts through repeaters or satellites are not allowed. There is plenty of FM activity, but one feature of the Field Days is a high level of SSB activity.
It is possible to do very well with only modest antennas if you pick a good hilltop.
Another option, if your station is easily transportable, is to operate from more than one location during the contest period.
Full information can be found at: Link
Good luck and good DX this weekend.
The picture is of Iain VK5ZD's setup for the 2018 Spring event.
Page Last Updated: Friday 11 January 2019 at 15:52 hours by Justin Giles-clark
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