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
Holt’s QRH is located at 1537 Colston Crossing, just off NC 97 between Wendell and Zebulon, as shown on the map below:
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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
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
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!Schedule
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
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.
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.Conclusion
All area hams are invited to attend and participate, so come on out and join us for a great time!