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Field Day is only one week away!

 

This year's Field Day for GARS will truly be "out in a field".  For directions, please visit the ARRL Field Day Locator.  Contact information and complete rules for the Field Day contest are also available in the Field Day package available at the same link.

 

http://www.arrl.org/contests/announcements/fd/locator.php

 

A pot luck dinner will be held starting at 6:00 pm.

 

Jeff, W4UFL

 

> Subject: ARRL Club News for June 2009
> To: [log in to unmask]
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 02:42:26 -0400
> 
> ARRL Club Newsletter
> June 20, 2009
> ____________________________________________________________
> 
> Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, Editor
> 
> IN THIS ISSUE:
> 
> + Field Day Safety
> + Filed Day Bulletin Schedule
> + Field Day Chili Recipe
> 
> 
> 
> Field Day is just around the corner. (June 27-28) With your help we
> can ensure it is a safe and fun weekend for everyone by reminding all
> participants about the importance of electrical safety. Please take a
> moment to share these safety tips from Southern California Edison:
> 
> Field Day Electrical Safety
> 
> Outdoor Field Day sites often place hams in spots where they're
> unfamiliar with the location of overhead power lines. Before anyone
> sets up the antennas and equipment all of the operators and
> assistants need to walk the site together, assess the safety of the
> location and discuss the following safety pointers:
> 
> Your first step is to locate the overhead power lines. Point them out
> to everyone and discuss how you will all approach the set up and
> breakdown of the antennas, towers, guy wires, awnings and tents. Ask
> yourself... "At any time can arms, legs, head, the antenna, wires or
> tools come in contact with power lines?"
> 
> Assume all overhead power lines are energized and dangerous. 
> Remember, these wires are not covered. This includes the service
> drops, which typically run from a power pole to a home or business.
> 
> Look closely for power lines hidden by trees and buildings.
> 
> Use a safety spotter. Nobody can do the work alone and assess safety
> distances. A safety spotter's only job is to keep people and
> equipment safely away from power lines.
> 
> Remember the 10-foot rule. Locate your antenna as far as possible
> away from power lines -- and never closer than 10 feet.
> 
> Never use metal ladders or long-handled metal tools when working near
> power lines.
> 
> Make sure your antenna cannot be rotated into power lines. Or that it
> cannot fall into a power line if the guy wires fail and the tower
> falls.
> 
> Never set up an antenna in the dark. But if you feel you must do so,
> first use a high powered spotlight to locate overhead power lines.
> They are not reflective so take your time. Look for where the power
> lines are, as well as where they are not.
> 
> Never throw an antenna wire, guy wire or rope into a tree which is
> located near a power line. And if a power line is touching a tree,
> stay away. The tree could be energized and deadly.
> 
> If you encounter a downed power line, stay away and keep others away.
> Call 9-1-1 immediately.
> 
> Have fun and good luck.
> 
> 73,
> 
> Charles Basham, N6DZW
> Manager of Public Safety
> Southern California Edison
> 
> 
> Editor's note: Don't forget fire extinguishers and first-aid kits
> for your Field day site.
> 
> 
> 
> W1AW Field Day Bulletin Schedule
> 
> 
> Day Mode Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
> Friday CW 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
> Teleprinter 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM
> Phone 6:45 PM 7:45 PM 8:45 PM 9:45 PM
> CW 8:00 PM 9:00 PM 10:00 PM 11:00 PM
> 
> Saturday CW 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
> Phone 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
> CW 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
> Teleprinter 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM 9:00 PM
> Phone 6:45 PM 7:45 PM 8:45 PM 9:45 PM
> 
> Sunday CW 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
> Phone 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
> PSK31 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
> 
> K6KPH Field Day Bulletin Schedule
> Saturday CW 7:30 AM 8:30 AM 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
> CW 5:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:30 PM
> Teleprinter 6:30 PM 7:30 PM 8:30 PM 9:30 PM
> 
> Sunday CW 7:30 AM 8:30 AM 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
> Teleprinter 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 11:30 AM 12:30
> PM
> 
> W1AW will operate on the regularly published frequencies. The
> special PSK31 bulletin will be transmitted on the regular W1AW
> frequencies.
> CW frequencies are 1.8025, 3.5815, 7.0475, 14.0475, 18.0975, 21.0675,
> 28.0675 and 147.555 MHz. 
> Teleprinter frequencies are 3597.5, 7.095, 14.095, 18.1025, 21.095,
> 28.095 and 147.555 MHz (includes PSK31).
> Phone frequencies are 1.855, 3.990, 7.290, 14.290, 18.160, 21.390,
> 28.590 and 147.555 MHz.
> The Maritime Radio Historical Society's station K6KPH will transmit
> the "W1AW" Field Day message for the benefit of West Coast stations
> on 3.5815, 7.0475, 14.0475, 18.0975 and 21.0675 MHz. The frequencies
> for K6KPH Teleprinter (RTTY and FEC AMTOR) will be 7.095 and 14.095
> MHz. At the time of publishing this packet, the K6KPH schedules are
> accurate, but may change. 
> 
> 
> Field Day Chili Recipe
> 
> Bison Chili 
> 
> 1 lb ground bison or venison or beef.
> 1 yellow onion, chopped
> 1 green pepper, chopped
> 6 cloves garlic, minced
> 2 -- 28 oz cans of diced tomatoes
> 2 -- 15 oz cans of red kidney beans
> 2 -- 15 oz cans of black beans
> ¼ cup olive oil
> ½ cup chili powder (more or less to taste)
> Your favorite hot Sauce to taste
> Shredded Mexican cheese blend or cheddar (optional)
> 
> - In a large skillet brown meat until no longer pink.
> - Drain grease from meat.
> - Heat a large stock pot. Add olive oil, onions, peppers and
> garlic. Stir often.
> - When onions begin to soften add browned meat and chili
> powder, stir.
> - Add tomatoes and beans
> - Bring to a simmer then cook slowly over very low heat for
> about 45 minutes.
> 
> Best if made a day ahead and reheated before serving. Serve topped
> with shredded cheese and a side of corn bread or biscuit. Add hot
> sauce to your liking.
> 
> 
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