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If you can't go to your radio club's field day site, why not set up a "Field Day" mini-expedition in your backyard? I've faced this issue several times in the past where work precluded any trip to my nearest Field Day site.
In this video, Tracy of "Outdoors on the Air" shows us a simple way to join the Field Day adventure right in the backyard of your own home or apartment. Home-base stations compete in their own category (1-D for use of commercial power and 1-E for emergency power). Armed with a simple dipole antenna, an antenna transmatch (i.e. "antenna tuner"), a spare HF transceiver, a laptop computer for logging purposes, and a deep-cycle marine battery with solar panels, you're ready to go.
Tracy does an excellent job of making the Field Day experience simple and fun. Why not involve the neighborhood children in the event? Make some cookies, lemonade, and a few sandwiches for the event. Good luck to all of you operating 1-D, 1-E, or even 1-C (mobile).
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).