Newsletter of the Triangle East Amateur Radio Association
The Delta Loop
Volume 5 Number 4                                                                                                June 21, 2007

In This Issue:

Nuthin' But Field Day!
Special Field Day
Planning Edition!

Norman Young

We are now just two days away from the 2007 TEARA Field Day to be held at the QTH of Holt Thornton, AC4UD, near Lizard Lick.  The two day event takes place this weekend, June 23 & 24, 2007.  If you want to participate in a very relaxed Field Day, or if you’ve had that new license for a little while but have been a little reluctant to get on the air, this is your chance to come out and have a great time! 

Holt’s QRH is located at 1537 Colston Crossing, just off NC 97 between Wendell and Zebulon, as shown on the map below:

For a better map or aerial view, click HERE!

General Information

TEARA will be operating as a “two delta” station this year.  This means we will be making contacts using two high frequency stations operating from an established location and using electricity from power mains.

Operating as a “delta” station at a private QTH essentially makes us a noncompetitive field day station.  However, the decision to operate as delta was made after careful consideration of the available operators and the desires of club members.  Nonetheless, we expect to have a very enjoyable event, and to make a lot of field day contacts. 

One of the two stations will be located in Holt’s radio room, a place very familiar to TEARA regulars, and the second HF station will be located in the garage underneath the radio room. Ronnie, WA4MJF, will provide the second high frequency station. Each station will feed established antennas on Holt’s “farm.”

A “Portapotty” will be available on site for participant use, thanks to the vigilance of AF4XJ, and that should keep Ms. Pat happy.  (We certainly want her to stay happy!)

Snacks and soft drinks will be available at a nominal cost.

Everyone is encouraged to bring a comfortable chair!


Operators and other participants should plan on arriving at around 1:00 PM on Saturday.  Setup requirements will be minimal, but we will need to set up the second station in the garage before operations officially begin. 

Operations will begin promptly at 2:00 PM, and will continue throughout the afternoon and evening as long as there are operators available. Holt has indicated that his station will be available for operators throughout the night. 

We plan on enjoying a meal of pizza outside sometime during the early evening.

If the stations shut down on Saturday evening, we’ll pick up again on Sunday morning around 8:00 AM. Operations will end at 2:00 PM, with equipment break down and clean up to follow.


All area hams are invited to attend and participate, so come on out and join us for a great time!

Copyright Triangle East Amateur Radio Association 2007