Field Day 2010 This Saturday & Sunday - Be there!

The Nixa ARC Field Day event is coming up this weekend at the Fountain Plaza shopping center parking lot in Nixa, MO. The spot is just north of the intersection of US 160 and Hwy 14 in Nixa on the East side of the roadway just north of Walgreens.

We are looking for volunteers to help set up, which begins at 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning, to operate, which is from 1:00 p.m. Saturday to 1:00 p.m. Sunday, and to tear down afterwards, which promptly starts at 1:00 p.m. Sunday.

This year, we will be utilizing one of the MSHP mobile command centers for our SSB station and the conference room in the back will be home to the 6m & 2m SSB / CW station. Using a PAR OA-50 and a KU4AB SQ-144 atop the 70' pneumatic mast, we hope to make quite a few contacts on 6m & 2m SSB/CW during field day like we did last year. We'll be using a 20' scissor lift to mount the A4S antenna on for the SSB station which will also have dipoles for 40m, 80m and 160m. In fact, as part of the "educational" project, we will be building the 160m in site Saturday AM!

The CW Station is going to be stationed in Gary Doucey (N0IRN's) 33' travel trailer with several antenna supports for their HF vertical and dipole antennas.

The Digital station, also capable of SSB, will be stationed in another of the MSHP's mobile command centers and will have another 20' scissor lift to support the A3S beam and 40m dipole.

We invite all amateurs out to this year's Field Day event. Last year we finished 25th in the nation for 3A stations and are looking to move up again this year. Each year our goal is to do better than the last. We plan on meeting our goal again this year, but we need you to come out and operate for this to be a success.

So, make plans now to come out and operate and / or log for an operator at Field Day this year. You'll get to see the club's Yaesu FT-950 and other club HF equipment in use for the digital station, too. This is one club event you don't want to miss!

If you need directions, talk in is on the 145.270 Nixa Repeater, PL 162.2 Hz.

Look forward to seeing everyone at Field Day 2010!!