2011 Field Day – ROOST

Howdy Air Conditioned ROOSTERS!
Ready for Field Day 2011?

If not, and you plan to participate, “Time’s a wasting.” Our June Members meeting will be at the clubhouse Friday at 7PM – that’s this Friday the 24th! Hope to see you there.

ROOST Club House
7201 Palm Park
San Antonio, TX 78223
See Map Here

Take Hwy 181 Southeast from Loop 410 towards Floresville.  Palm Park is just outside of Loop 1604 on the right.

We do plan to have a meal so bring a side dish please. Some of us will be there a few hours early to start some FD set‐up and your help will be appreciated if you can make it. A solar panel tray needs to be mounted at the base of our 3‐legged roof‐mounted tower, then wires run to the batteries. Once it and two people are on the roof it should go fast, maybe 30 minutes or less. It will mount with four U‐Bolts and the mount is ready and adjustable.

Erik KD5YZU will site his “EGG” under the big tree we meet under and plans to stay overnight Friday and help with security. Saturday AM as early as helpers appear we’ll finish to be ready for the FD kick‐off at 18:00 ZULU/GMT/UTC; that’s 1:00 PM if you need a translation.

If you’ll be operating, logging, or otherwise present during FD‐2011 please bring some chow and what you want to drink to keep cool.   Some insect repellent might be handy, our main problem has been mosquitoes and flies.  What works for flies?

If your self‐confidence level still isn’t up to helping with an HF band activity, don’t stay away on that account. W5ROS is quite capable on 2M FM with a gain vertical up 80 feet and you can “do the do” there and work much of STX on SIMPLEX. If we get on 2M FM, W5ROS will “haunt” 146.54 SPX and scan around regularly. Let someone know ASAP if that’s your thing and we’ll reserve it for you.

73 and hope to see you Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

73s Bob X5XW


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