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The Tri County Amateur Radio Club will be active on several bands and modes during Field Day, June 22-23, from Ash Creek Park In Azle, Texas.. We hope to talk to many of you, and add your call signs and information to our log.
ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.
Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!
It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar.
The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions.
We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fund-raisers such as walk-a-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums — these are all large, pre planned, non-emergency activities.
But despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems — or maybe because they ARE so complex — ham radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Amateur Radio people (also called “hams”) are well known for our communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations.
I was getting caught up on some of my notebook sketches and decided that these would be good to share. I use these quite often with micro controllers and hijacking a output from other devices. You can replace the relay coil with a LED for example. The whole idea is to be able to take a TTL level output and switch a larger load. You can substitute just about all the components based on the Hfe of the transistor and/or input voltage you have. The main point is to keep the transistor in saturation. You get the idea.......
I came up with an idea the other day about the antenna plate that comes with the Buddistick.
I was looking for a couple more options on mounting multiple radials and also having a permanent outside mount that I could just put the antenna in place when needed. So after a little AutoCAD work I came up with these two.
I made them out of 1/8 inch stainless steel and they should serve well.