2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

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2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK4ADC » Tue May 17, 2016 9:47 am

The 2016 Winter FD is coming up on 18/19 June and the WIA page for it is here : http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/vhfuhf/
There are no specific rules shown for the Winter event as yet but they are probably similar to the 2016 Summer FD, dates excepted.

Unfortunately I won't be participating this year due to other commitments even though the gear seems about ready to go. The 3400 MHz transverter is ready on 3398.150 given the NBN impetus and forward decline of 3400.150 MHz. Roll on Spring FD for me.

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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK5ZD » Wed May 18, 2016 1:41 am

I'll be operating portable from Hotel Schafbergspitze (JN67RS) :beer:
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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK3ALB » Wed May 18, 2016 8:44 am

Hey Iain don't forget to look over our way every now and then.
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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK3QI » Wed May 18, 2016 2:12 pm

Ian,

This year wave to the camera more often - you guys were always looking away from the camera last year!

Good Dxing

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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK5ZT » Wed May 18, 2016 3:13 pm

Lou

That hotel Iain will be at is in Austria.....that would be some microwave contact :)

Not sure where I will be, however...

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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK3ALB » Wed May 18, 2016 5:32 pm

VK5ZT wrote:Lou

That hotel Iain will be at is in Austria.....that would be some microwave contact :)

Not sure where I will be, however...

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Tim VK5ZT


Oh you VK5s are always making excuses! :J
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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK5ZD » Thu May 19, 2016 2:07 pm

I'm just trying for extra points in Division 2 :lol:
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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK3ALB » Thu May 19, 2016 2:26 pm

VK5ZD wrote:I'm just trying for extra points in Division 2 [FACE WITH TEARS OF JOY]


I have no doubt Iain. You blokes are always one step ahead of the rest of us. Something to aim for.
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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK2ZRH » Mon May 23, 2016 1:05 pm

Rules for the 2016 event are now live on the WIA website.
http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/vhfuhf/index.php

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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK3LL » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:45 pm

Subject to Wx, the VK3KQ team of two operators will be operating from Mclaughlans Lookout in the Wombat State Forest QF22DM for 24hours - all bands from 6m to 24GHz.

We have 4.6KVA generator power budget to work with - and half of that will be dedicated just to keeping warm :D

This will the first outing for our new 24GHz kit and we are looking forward to working as many as possible.

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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK3QI » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:17 pm

Ralph,

Don't forget, the weekend rental on that 2.4KVa generator is one bottle of Drambuie!

CU in the contest.

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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK3ZAZ » Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:43 pm

VK3QI wrote:Ralph,

Don't forget, the weekend rental on that 2.4KVa generator is one bottle of Drambuie!

CU in the contest.

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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK3LL » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:25 pm

VK3QI wrote:...the weekend rental on that 2.4KVa generator is one bottle of Drambuie!


Sounds quite fair and reasonable Peter. Now, I just need to keep Damian away from it :mrgreen:

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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK5DF » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:56 pm

Hi All

Should be portable from PF94GQ on 50, 144, 430, 1.2, 2.4 and 3GHz and if i have time and the worlds align 10G 8)
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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK3PY » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:32 pm

Damien & Ralph,

I will try to get my creaky bones into the field for some of the time. Which day depends on WX and enthusiasm. I will provide some uwave contacts to you guys and anyone else within earshot. I will take 2m and 70cm too. Not sure about 23cm. Failing that, I can operate 6m to 23cm from home.

Peter (VK3QI). Forget the Drambuie. When in Rome, drink what the Pope drinks. Have a pint of Crème de Menthe (with due respect to Billy Connolly).

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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK3LL » Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:23 pm

Thanks Chas - look forward to the contacts.

Just heard that Damo and I will need to be on our best behaviour as we are expecting a special guest operator on Saturday and Sunday: Jack VK3WWW (from the VK3ER team) will be joining us as third op. I just hope he remembers which callsign to use !

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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK3AP » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:37 pm

I'll be QRV from QF33FW, home station so just handing out a few numbers on 2/70/23.
Now at QF33FW.

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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK3LL » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:46 pm

VK3AP wrote:I'll be QRV from QF33FW


We should have no problem working you in Rutherglen, Theo - we can work stations in your neck of the woods most of the time. Listen out for us VK3KQ/p in QF22DM - we'll be the ones with chattering teeth in sub zero temperatures :wtf: .

And if you're friends with my old mate Gary VK2VU in Corowa, can you see if you can get him to come up on the bands as well?

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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK3AP » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:18 pm

VK3LL wrote:
VK3AP wrote:I'll be QRV from QF33FW


We should have no problem working you in Rutherglen, Theo - we can work stations in your neck of the woods most of the time. Listen out for us VK3KQ/p in QF22DM - we'll be the ones with chattering teeth in sub zero temperatures :wtf: .

And if your friends with my old mate Garry VK3VU in Corowa, can you see if you can get him to come up on the bands as well?

Warm regards,
Ralph VK3LL


No problem at all Ralph. Yes I know Gary (VK2VU) very well and give him a buzz. Hopefully he's not working that weekend too. ;) I'll swing my beams your way for a while no problem.
I remember you guys going up to that spot before too. Not as cold here but not far off it LOL. But you'll get the wind,,,uh-oh :(
I'm looking forward to it.
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Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Postby VK4ADC » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:29 pm

I won't be going portable due to local factors but have decided to operate from the home QTH (QG62LG51) on Saturday from midday to 8PM (or thereabouts), regardless of the weather, and hopeful of enough activity in SE Q'ld and Northern NSW to keep me occupied. Maybe some more Es like the unexpected 6M opening to ZL yesterday might happen.

I should be go for 6M to 9cM but unlikely to do 6cM and 3cM due to home QTH antenna restrictions on those bands, although I might get those two bands up on a temporary mast if I can just to complete the frequency suite. The usual .150 SSB frequencies plus FM on 6M, 2M and 70CM should be available.

I will be set up for 3398.150 in lieu of 3400.150 unless otherwise prior advised by other locals that they will be on the 3400 segment.

Good luck all in the WFD.

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