Winter Field Day – Jan 25-26 2020

Winter Field Day is fast approaching. It will be held in DeWinton at the home of Stephen and Ruth Whiley. The event itself runs from 1200h MT Saturday January 25 to 1200h MT Sunday January 26. Operators are needed for all modes. Volunteers are needed for set-up and tear-down. As we are operating a Home class station, the rules (pdf) are much more flexible on set-up ahead of time thus will be done on a schedule depending on the weather. There will be two additional antennas to erect: a 20/40/80m Fan Dipole and a dedicated 40m dipole. Operators required for Phone on 10m through 160m, CW on 40m and whatever other band is open, and Digital if someone has a station they can bring along. Snacks and drinks will be provided for volunteers and operators during the weekend and dinner will be provided Saturday evening. If you are able to help out please email fieldday at fars dot ca.

Update: Computer setup is on Saturday January 18th at 1130h – 1730h and all outdoor work on Sunday January 19th at 1300-1700h.

FARS Network offline Feb 10

Normally our network operates in a full-time always-linked manner. An equipment failure earlier today is impacting operations to the backbone of our network. All repeaters are operating in standalone mode. Please do not expect any linked functionality until we correct this issue.

Repeaters off-air

Black Diamond VE6HRD has a failed TX and is off-air.  Estimated Time to Return (ETR) is August 31.

This post will be edited as the situation changes.  As always you can see status on our Repeaters page.

Next FARS Meeting – June

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday June 20 2016 at 1930h.  Our program will be discussing Field Day 2017 plans and will include a basic radio checkup workshop.  For the workshop bring along a handheld radio if you wish to have it analyzed.

For all meeting dates, times and locations, see the Meetings page.

 

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