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Field Day 2019 Photos

June 24th, 2019 Comments off

Field Day 2019 Photos

See who you recognize…

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May 26th, 2019 Comments off
A few rules: 2019 Field Day Operators: The BVARC / TDXS / KARS / ECHO FIELD DAY SIGNUP SHEET is now live! It will be a Google Docs Spreadsheet which can be accessed via link above. Only one person can check into the spreadsheet at a time, so be there early to make your slot selections.
  1. Operating slots will be 1 hour.
  2. Operators will be able to select up to two (2) contiguous slots on the same band/mode.
  3. Operators will be able to select up to eight (8) slots per day, prior to The Event, providing Rule #2 is observed.
  4. At the end of your assigned operating slot, please relinquish it to the next operator; if that operator does not show up, you may continue to operate.
  5. If during your operating slot, you decide you want to quit, please try to find another operator to fill in the rest of the slot.
  6. The online schedule will be closed Friday, June 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm CDT.
  7. The online schedule will be printed out and brought to the Field Day site Saturday, June 22. There will be individual printouts for each mode. Operators may choose any open slots by manually writing their call in that slot.
  8. Any unclaimed operating slots after the start of Field Day will be open for grabs.
  9. Any scheduling issues/questions will be settled by N5XZ or the BVARC/TDXS Field Day Chairman.
Remember, if it is not your turn, there may be an open slot available elsewhere. I urge you to fill those in if you would still like to be active. I expect fewer open operating slots during the day and more at night. The goal also is to keep ALL stations operating continuously throughout the 24 hour period. (Note: if you have not tried RTTY or FT8 contesting, it is a hoot! Just ask Glen or me to show you how easy it is!). Please feel free to operate multiple bands and modes. The ultimate goal is to keep ALL stations active throughout the full 24 hour period!Please respond to me alone (not to the group) and feel free to email or call me if you have any questions or concerns. Please cross-post this to distribution systems for KARS and Echo. Hopefully, this will also be posted in newsletters by all groups.
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Winter Field Day

January 21st, 2018 Comments off

Winter Field Day is coming up next weekend. KARS plans on setting up at Cullen Park West – Pavilion C on Saturday the 27th. The contest starts at 1900 UTC (1:00 CST). Setup time will commence at 1730 UTC (11:30 CST)

Feel free to bring any radios and antennas you’d like to setup.

The address is 18203 Groeschke Rd, Houston, TX 77084


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Texas QSO Party Results – 2017

October 4th, 2017 Comments off

Battleship TEXAS Amateur Radio Station

Band     QSOs     Pts   Mult   Pt/Q

7     194     386   78   2.0

14       35       70   20   2.0

Total     229     456   98   2.0

Score: 44,688 1 Mult = 2.3 Q

Operators: Mike Smith, N5TGL; Mike Monsour, AC0TX; Mike Brannan, KA5OXA

We operated from roughly 9 am to 9 pm Saturday then 9 am to 2 pm Sunday.

About 50 people stopped by during the day. Saturday night about 30 Cub Scouts visited us and a few were very interested.

We certainly had a lot of fun. Access was restricted due to ongoing critical repairs so we could not raise better antennas. The little Pac 12 did yeoman duty on 20. The 40 meter ships vertical was our big performer. It made contacts as short as 12 miles and out to about 600 miles. Ninety-eight out of 254 counties were bagged. We criss-crossed the country with contacts in Washington to Florida, Arizona to Pennsylvania, South Carolina to California. It was fun.

We definitely need more operators so we can get better breaks.

Come join us.

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