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You don't have to belong to an Amateur Radio Club to participate in the 2017 ARRL Field Day on 24 and 25 June 2017.  With a little ingenuity and a few pieces of furniture from your home or shack, you can operate portable from your backyard and still have lots of fun.  In fact, there is a special category for home stations, using power from the electrical mains or power from alternative means, such as generators, solar panels, or batteries.

In this video, "motoforlyfe" shows us his simple backyard Field Day station, complete with a venerable ICOM-730, power supply, and a homebrew inverted Vee Dipole antenna.  Log all of your contacts and send them into the ARRL. You could win your category. Good luck this year.  Have fun and make some memorable contacts.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM)

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