Field Day 2014 Information

Field Day 2014 is this weekend.
It will be held at the old rest area just off of State Route 122 between Gratis and Eaton. The actual address is 5464 Park Lane West Alexandria. This road is much better know as old st rt 122. Signs will be placed on 122 at both ends of this road so it will be easier to find.
From Eaton: Go south towards Gratis on State Route 122. About a half mile past the intersection of 122 and Quaker Trace Road you will see a small road to the left that is marked old 122. This is the road you want to take. It loops back to 122 again in case you missed it the first time. Take this road just a few hundred yards to find our Field Day 2014 location.
We will be operating 3 stations. CW, SSB, and GOTA. This year will basically be like every other year with the exception of food. Food and drinks will NOT be provided. You have to fend for yourselves. There will however be a Weber charcoal grill there with plenty of charcoal. Please feel free to use it in cooking what every you feel like bringing. Sunday Morning we will have a pancake breakfast with syrup. Again bring your own drinks.
We will also be demonstrating how to construct our Para pole j-poles and maybe even the 2 meter tape measure beams.
This Park is open all night long and so is the operating positions. Please feel free to camp and stay the night if you wish.
We will be arriving on site by about 10 am on Sat and closing up around 4 on Sunday.

2 Meter Tape Measure YAGI design

Here is a link to the design of the Tape Measure beam antenna we will be constructing on April 27th. Please look over this parts list. The club will be providing coax and connectors.
Tape Measure Beam design

Preble Amateur Radio Association

The Preble Amateur Radio Association is a long standing organization and has a long history of community service with Preble County. PARA,as we are known, is a small club by size but with more community involvement and exposure we are steadily increasing in number. The club is also involved in the NOAA's Skywarn, which tracks severe or potentially severe weather throughout the county and surrounding areas. Along with PARA, many of our members are involved in the local RACES, Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services, chapter. Most of the time you can't tell the two groups apart.
PARA holds weekly radio nets on Monday evenings at 8 pm est. We ask if you are a licensed operator to join us if you are in the area. These nets can be heard and joined on our repeater, K8YR located at 145.470 Mhz (2 meters) pl 100Hz.
Preble Amateur Radio Association holds monthly meetings. On the first Sunday of the month we hold our business meeting where we discuss projects upcoming events and other such related topics.

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