Re: Winter Field Day

James Whitehill

I am entirely mobile, so can quietly coast away until I can put on the brakes and start my cw pileup😇 

On Wed, Jan 25, 2023 at 1:12 PM Bill McFarland - N0AXZ <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:
Good to hear Jim.  We will have to make  sure we are nice to your QRP station from our 100W stations with long wires. 😊

On Wed, Jan 25, 2023 at 11:51 AM James Whitehill <jdwhitehill1603@...> wrote:
Hi Bill,

I will be there at Cosmo Park around 1 p.m.  My setup is cw only on 20M and 40M, at QRP power of 5 watts.  Antenna setup choice has become much simpler and easier for me as the cold weather impacts me.  So I will operate in the M (mobile/mobile stationary) class, allowing me to operate from inside my car, and use 40M and 20M Hamsticks antennas  on the roof of my car.

I will log using paper, and transfer it later at home to N3FGP Winter Field Day Cabrillo file.  I am using my own call sign, N0SSM.  But will list CMRA as my association in the final file.

I will be surprised if my minimalist setup makes many contacts, but that's part of the learning benefits I look forward to, especially with respect to the antennas.  My xcvr, by the way, is the TR-25, a 40/20 QRP cw rig by WA3RNC, that works out very well on my home antenna systems.  I will also use an LDG autotuner and an antenna analyzer by RigExpert.

Jim, N0SSM

On Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 8:32 PM Bill McFarland - N0AXZ <billmcfarland10@...> wrote:
Looks like the snow is coming early and they are forecasting 45 degrees for Saturday. There have been 3or4 guys indicate they want to do WFD this year and we have the best weather forecast we have had for many years. 

So put on some layers (it is always windy at Cosmo). Break out your HF go-kit and meet us on the south west corner in Cosmo park for some radio activity. You don’t have to bring a go-kit     Just stop in to work some contacts or help logging with our working stations. 

Official start time is 1:00. W0RAG and I will be there around 12:00 to set up our stations and antennas. I plan to shut down at dark. 

See you at WFD 2023. 

Bill. N0AXZ


Join { to automatically receive all group messages.