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Feb 10

Field Day photos and photos from recent meetings…………

WN9Q, Yogi, how does a duplexer work?

WN9Q, Yogi, how does a duplexer work?

RECENT MEETING PRESENTATIONS –

Mike KC9HQV demonstrating meters

Mike KC9HQV demonstrating meters

 

 

 

 

Mike KC9HQV showing proper use of the coax cutter

Mike KC9HQV showing proper use of the coax cutter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John NZ9Z's box of goodies!

John NZ9Z’s box of goodies!

 

 

FIELD DAY – AN ANNUAL EVENT

Each year, amateur radio operators throughout the U.S. set up operations in backyards, public parks, parking lots on the last full weekend in June…………..and participate in ARRL’s Field Day Event.  Groups and individuals can earn points for using emergency power, setting up portable antennas and running multiple stations.  It’s a great way to give your equipment a test run in less than optimal conditions – in the event that you need to operate away from home.  Many clubs invite local dignitaries, Scout troops and served agencies (Salvation Army, etc) and show the public what amateur radio is all about.  The Manitowoc group participates in this annual event and shares a potluck meal and ham radio camaraderie.  Field Day 2016 is scheduled for June 27-28.

 

Mike, KC9HQV trying out our 2m setup

Mike, KC9HQV trying out our 2m setup

 

 

something new this year, operating on 2m

trying something new for Field Day – operating on 2m – John NZ9Z at the radio, Mike KC9HQV and one of our many guests who stopped by