Date   

Cool W3BQC QSL & Certificate 8/25/2018

ERB
 

Hello all,


Here's yet another incentive to work W3BQC/pm next Saturday on 8/25/2018!

Take a look at the cool Pagoda QSL Card will will receive for working W3BQC on the below link.
I, WA3WSJ will operate as W3BQC/pm at the Mt Penn Fire Tower and the Reading Pagoda.
The Pagoda has a rich history using Morse Code to alert the citizens of Reading, PA.

To read about it click this link: http://wa3wsj.homestead.com/Pagoda.html

http://w3bqc.homestead.com/

72,

Ed, WA3WSJ

Re: Boschveldt QRP Club Mt Penn Skyline Event - W3BQC

mark audacity romberg
 

In my calendar!

—KF5YDR 


On Aug 14, 2018, at 09:16, Walter J. Skavinsky (KB3SBC) <Kb3sbc@...> wrote:

Don't be loud or party up there ....damn rowdy hams.  Lol




Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: ERB <WA3WSJ@...>
Date: 8/14/18 10:01 (GMT-05:00)
Subject: [hfpack] Boschveldt QRP Club Mt Penn Skyline Event - W3BQC

Hello all,

Please mark Saturday, August 25th on your calendars to work our special event.

Boschveldt QRP Club Mt Penn Skyline Event - W3BQC
Mt Penn Skyline Drive, PA
August 25th, 2018
11am local (1500utc) to 4pm local (2000 utc)

We plan to operate around here:
7.040 cw
7.240 ssb
14.040 cw
14.240 ssb
Plus 6m, 2m and 70cm ssb & FM simplex

If you work us, look at the beautiful certificate that we will send you for FREE!
Listen for W3BQC/pm too as I walk Skyline Drive atop Mt Penn overlooking the City of Reading, PA.

http://w3bqc.homestead.com/

72,

Ed, WA3WSJ

Re: Boschveldt QRP Club Mt Penn Skyline Event - W3BQC

Walter J. Skavinsky (KB3SBC)
 

Don't be loud or party up there ....damn rowdy hams.  Lol

http://www.wfmz.com/news/berks/residents-fed-up-with-partying-at-the-pagoda/781178549

( Sent from WFMZ )



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-------- Original message --------
From: ERB <WA3WSJ@...>
Date: 8/14/18 10:01 (GMT-05:00)
To: hfpack@groups.io
Subject: [hfpack] Boschveldt QRP Club Mt Penn Skyline Event - W3BQC

Hello all,

Please mark Saturday, August 25th on your calendars to work our special event.

Boschveldt QRP Club Mt Penn Skyline Event - W3BQC
Mt Penn Skyline Drive, PA
August 25th, 2018
11am local (1500utc) to 4pm local (2000 utc)

We plan to operate around here:
7.040 cw
7.240 ssb
14.040 cw
14.240 ssb
Plus 6m, 2m and 70cm ssb & FM simplex

If you work us, look at the beautiful certificate that we will send you for FREE!
Listen for W3BQC/pm too as I walk Skyline Drive atop Mt Penn overlooking the City of Reading, PA.

http://w3bqc.homestead.com/

72,

Ed, WA3WSJ

Boschveldt QRP Club Mt Penn Skyline Event - W3BQC

ERB
 

Hello all,

Please mark Saturday, August 25th on your calendars to work our special event.

Boschveldt QRP Club Mt Penn Skyline Event - W3BQC
Mt Penn Skyline Drive, PA
August 25th, 2018
11am local (1500utc) to 4pm local (2000 utc)

We plan to operate around here:
7.040 cw
7.240 ssb
14.040 cw
14.240 ssb
Plus 6m, 2m and 70cm ssb & FM simplex

If you work us, look at the beautiful certificate that we will send you for FREE!
Listen for W3BQC/pm too as I walk Skyline Drive atop Mt Penn overlooking the City of Reading, PA.

http://w3bqc.homestead.com/

72,

Ed, WA3WSJ

Boschveldt QRP Club Mt Penn Skyline Event Facts 8/18/2018

ERB
 

Hello all,

Click the below link to view the certificate that will be sent to you for working W3BQC on 8/18/2018.
The actual certificate looks better than on the website!
Please remember that WA3WSJ will operate as W3BQC/pm from both sites.

http://w3bqc.homestead.com/index.html

The Pagoda was actually  used as a signal device to the City of Reading!

Morse Code was sent from atop the Pagoda by lights.

Before the days of radio broadcasting, lights flashed as signals to the people of Reading.  Morse Code was used to direct fireman, promote fundraising campaigns and give the public results of sporting events. 

The Code was based on the lights - a white light was a dash, while a red light was a dot.

72,

Ed, WA3WSJ


WA3WSJ/pm: Mt Penn Fire Tower & Pagoda, PA

ERB
 

Hello all,

August 18th, 2018
Time: Noon EDT, 1600utc to 4pm, 2200utc

If the weather is ok, I plan to climb the Mt Penn Fire Tower and operate as /pm from the top.
I will operate on 7.031 and 14.061mhz cw.
I will also try 7.240 and 14.240mhz ssb with my KX2 pedestrian mobile backpack.

After the fire tower, I will operate from the Pagoda atop Mt Penn here in PA.
I will send out a special certificate to all who work me.

Fire Tower: 1600utc to 1800utc  (noon -2pm local)
Pagoda:      1800utc to  2200utc  (2pm - 4pm local)

http://www.pagodaskyline.org/tower/

72,
Ed, WA3WSJ/pm

W3BQC MOC Event

ERB
 

W3BQC MOC Event
January 18th - January 20th, 2019

That's right, it's here again so mark those calendars.
The Mochian Outdoor Center AMC QRP Event.
This event is located at the Delaware Water Gap in northern New Jersey.
We again have Blueberry Lodge from Friday to Sunday.

We plan to do a day trip to High Point State Park on Saturday.
Remember that High Point SP is POTA K-1619.
NK1N will work the birds with his really cool SAT Station.
We will also have numerous CW and SSB stations on the air that weekend.
Ed, K3YTR will have his K3YTR VHF/UHF Station on the air too.

I plan to hike up to Catfish Fire Tower on Friday to operate /pm then back down to the lodge.
Please visit our website for the details - more soon.

This is an annual event for the club.

http://w3bqc.homestead.com/

72,
Ed, WA3WSJ

HF Interoperability Exercise 12-22 Oct 2018 Ham Radio HFIE

Bonnie KQ6XA
 

WHAT? the Ham Radio "HF Interoperability Exercise" (HFIE) 
 
WHEN? 12-22 October 2018 (0001UTC 12 October to 2359UTC 22 October) 
 
WHO? All ham radio operators are invited to participate in 10 days 
of free and informal ALE and SELCALL operation on all amateur radio bands.
 
WHERE? This is a free open international worldwide event on amateur radio, 
for all countries, oceans, air, and space. 
 
WEB? The HFLINK.NET website provides a connectivity map and real time 
chat room for coordination of HFIE operating activity. 
Freely discuss, learn, share experiences, and find solutions. 
 
http://hflink.net
 
WHY? Operators get real-world experience and become proficient in 
HF interoperability communications and SELCALL selective calling. 
They initiate and respond to ALE calls and soundings, link up with 
fellow operators for text or SSB voice QSOs on HF, and share helpful 
information about setting up ALE and SELCALL stations. 
The experience gained by operator participation in this readiness 
exercise is also useful for HF Emergency/Disaster Relief communications.
 
HOW? Operators can use a software ALE or SELCALL controller with their 
HF amateur transceiver, or else use an HF radio with built-in ALE or SELCALL. 
Operation is primarily on the HFLINK channel frequencies (HFL-HFN-HFS) .
Ham operators use the same standards as non-governmental and government 
organizations worldwide for interoperable HF communications. 
This readiness exercise covers standard ALE (Automatic Link Establishment) 
and SELCALL (HF Selective Calling). 
Join the growing thousands of amateur radio operators worldwide 
with ALE-capable and SELCALL-capable stations. 
 
LINKS?
 
ALE Channel Frequencies (HFL-HFN)
http://hflink.com/channels/
 
SELCALL Channel Frequencies (HFS)
http://hflink.com/selcall/channels/
 
HFLINK 
http://hflink.com
 
HFLINK NETWORK MAP and CHAT ROOM
http://hflink.net
 
-Bonnie Crystal KQ6XA
HFLINK Founder, HFpack Founder

Radio for sale

Fred Lesnick VE3FAL/CIW649
 

Who or was there someone selling a military manpack radio on the list. A ham I know is looking for one.
Fred VE3FAL/CIW649

Tadiran RT-936/PRC-174 HF Military Transceiver, Mic,Antenna, Speaker,Power Suply

mark audacity romberg
 

Not mine, just sharing!

Re: [milpack] Tadiran RT-936/PRC-174 HF Military Transceiver, Mic,Antenna, Speaker,Power Suply

Peter Gottlieb
 

Looks like he has access to Venezuela surplus.  Another South American country which buys Tadiran gear.

On 7/6/2018 1:46 PM, mark audacity romberg wrote:
Not mine, just sharing!

Look at this on eBay
Tadiran RT-936/PRC-174 HF Military Transceiver, Mic,Antenna, Speaker,Power Suply <https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F183310859974>



Re: 6 Meter Pedestrian Mobile Log, 19 June 2018

M Lu
 

Nice!

 

Mark Lunday, WD4ELG

Greensboro, NC  FM06be

wd4elg@...

http://wd4elg.blogspot.com

SKCC #16439  FISTS #17972  QRP ARCI #16497

Re: 6 Meter Pedestrian Mobile Log, 19 June 2018

Fred Lesnick VE3FAL/CIW649
 

U still on frequency

Fred VE3FAL/CIW649


On Jun 19, 2018, at 14:19, w0rw <w0rw1@...> wrote:

w0rw/pm Log for 19 June 2018, 1500z to 1720z.
Started out on 50.090 CW:
N5GW Gene TX,
W4LFA Roger TN,
W9MAF Ron MO,
K1BO  'Bo' NC,
W4ETN Bob GA,
Then I switched to SSB on 50.135 Mhz :
WA4GZK Bob GA,
N5NU Jason TX ,
W4HLR Homer TN,
W9CAR Ralph TN,
WA5YHN Sam AR,
WB4OKM Marvin GA,
N5KI Tim TN,
W4AMP Jim GA,
WA4GZK Bill GA,
W5TSS Don TX,
K5DC Dwaine TX,
KN4F Jim TN,
KJ4UGO Barry AL,
N7VLI Doug AZ,
W4UDH Smitty MS,
KB7JAQ Scott AZ,
KG7JAI Joe AZ ? ,
W6LDX Tom AZ,
KJ4MSR John GA,
W0MOT Tom AZ,
Ki7KX Shane OK,
KF7EH? Tucson AZ,
WW9W Robert TX,
KE5JXC Arnold LA,
Ki5AA Mike LA,
WD5USA Mike OK.
--------
And the band is still open.
The big guys are working EU and KH6,
The FT8 guys are swarming.
No telling what the afternoon will bring....This is better than 20 meters, maybe CA later today.

I was using my PRC319 and the Ukraine  6 meter Transverter  for Pedestrian Mobile 10 watts on a 5 foot whip.
So the PRC319 thinks it is transceiving on 10 meters.

The transverter is fully assembled but you have to mount it and wire it. Pretty easy assembly. 
See <http://transverters-store.com/50mhz.htm>.  $55 USD for this Xvtr.


 Paul  w0rw

Colorado


6 Meter Pedestrian Mobile Log, 19 June 2018

 

w0rw/pm Log for 19 June 2018, 1500z to 1720z.
Started out on 50.090 CW:
N5GW Gene TX,
W4LFA Roger TN,
W9MAF Ron MO,
K1BO  'Bo' NC,
W4ETN Bob GA,
Then I switched to SSB on 50.135 Mhz :
WA4GZK Bob GA,
N5NU Jason TX ,
W4HLR Homer TN,
W9CAR Ralph TN,
WA5YHN Sam AR,
WB4OKM Marvin GA,
N5KI Tim TN,
W4AMP Jim GA,
WA4GZK Bill GA,
W5TSS Don TX,
K5DC Dwaine TX,
KN4F Jim TN,
KJ4UGO Barry AL,
N7VLI Doug AZ,
W4UDH Smitty MS,
KB7JAQ Scott AZ,
KG7JAI Joe AZ ? ,
W6LDX Tom AZ,
KJ4MSR John GA,
W0MOT Tom AZ,
Ki7KX Shane OK,
KF7EH? Tucson AZ,
WW9W Robert TX,
KE5JXC Arnold LA,
Ki5AA Mike LA,
WD5USA Mike OK.
--------
And the band is still open.
The big guys are working EU and KH6,
The FT8 guys are swarming.
No telling what the afternoon will bring....This is better than 20 meters, maybe CA later today.

I was using my PRC319 and the Ukraine  6 meter Transverter  for Pedestrian Mobile 10 watts on a 5 foot whip.
So the PRC319 thinks it is transceiving on 10 meters.

The transverter is fully assembled but you have to mount it and wire it. Pretty easy assembly. 
See <http://transverters-store.com/50mhz.htm>.  $55 USD for this Xvtr.


 Paul  w0rw

Colorado


Re: Looking for Survival Camp Ideas

D CROOK
 

Re the J Pole, i have a Nelson Slim Jim/J pole and regular get 25 to 30 miles on VHF running 5 Watts can recommend it

Dave

Re: Looking for Survival Camp Ideas

Brian S. McDaniel
 

Walter,

Thanks for reminding me of it. I keep watch on those frequencies when I am mobile. Drove through Iowa and Missouri last night and heard nothing. 

Here is a blog I wrote a few years ago as someone who was PM while hiking.

http://n4ae.com/2015/07/experimenting-with-the-hamradio-wilderness-protocol/

Wasn't what I hoped for.

Brian 

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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From: "Walter J. Skavinsky (KB3SBC)" <Kb3sbc@...>
Date: 6/15/18 02:53 (GMT-06:00)
To: hfpack@groups.io
Subject: Re: [hfpack] Looking for Survival Camp Ideas

Peter 


you might want to tell them about  the ARRL wilderness protocol  as well;


“The Wilderness Protocol” (ref. June 1996 QST, page 85), recommends that stations (fixed, portable or mobile) monitor the primary (and secondary if possible) frequency(s) every three hours starting at 7 AM local time, for five minutes (7:00-7:05 AM, 10:00-10:05 AM, etc.)  Additionally, stations that have sufficient power resources should monitor for five minutes starting at the top of every hour, or even continuously.” The primary frequency is the National Simplex Calling Frequency…146.52 MHz. The secondary frequencies are 446.0, 223.5, 52.525 and 1294.5 MHz."


73

Walt 




QRP- "It is vain to do more that which can be done with less" -  Occam

On June 14, 2018 at 11:14 AM Peter Gottlieb wrote:


Can you bring a solar panel to illustrate how to maintain long term radio operability in the field?

A radio is nice but you should fully explain what survival benefits there are in having it.


Peter
On Jun 14, 2018, at 9:32 AM, Brian S. McDaniel wrote:

Hello from Chicago. Hope everyone is enjoying time outside, especially
with Field Day upon us.

I'm looking for some ideas to incorporate radio into a survival exercise
with my Boy Scout Troop.

Each December, we take to the back woods of Michigan for a weekend
survival camp. The boys dig trenches, build shelters, and sleep in the
snow. They make their own meals with limited provisions. It's an
individual effort and the boys learn that they can make it using the
Scoutcraft they know.

This year, I plan to bring along my Field Expedient Station (FT-817ND,
Chameleon Emcom III Portable) without digital. Just phone for simplicity.

My first thought is to demonstrate how to build a hasty antenna
deployment. Maybe an end-fed inverted Vee. Simulate a distress call
(not sure how I will do that). Try to make contact in the daytime
(groundwave) and night (skywave).

I would appreciate any input you have.

--
73,

Brian McDaniel, N4AE



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Re: Looking for Survival Camp Ideas

Walter J. Skavinsky (KB3SBC)
 

Peter 


you might want to tell them about  the ARRL wilderness protocol  as well;


“The Wilderness Protocol” (ref. June 1996 QST, page 85), recommends that stations (fixed, portable or mobile) monitor the primary (and secondary if possible) frequency(s) every three hours starting at 7 AM local time, for five minutes (7:00-7:05 AM, 10:00-10:05 AM, etc.)  Additionally, stations that have sufficient power resources should monitor for five minutes starting at the top of every hour, or even continuously.” The primary frequency is the National Simplex Calling Frequency…146.52 MHz. The secondary frequencies are 446.0, 223.5, 52.525 and 1294.5 MHz."


73

Walt 




QRP- "It is vain to do more that which can be done with less" -  Occam

On June 14, 2018 at 11:14 AM Peter Gottlieb wrote:


Can you bring a solar panel to illustrate how to maintain long term radio operability in the field?

A radio is nice but you should fully explain what survival benefits there are in having it.


Peter
On Jun 14, 2018, at 9:32 AM, Brian S. McDaniel wrote:

Hello from Chicago. Hope everyone is enjoying time outside, especially
with Field Day upon us.

I'm looking for some ideas to incorporate radio into a survival exercise
with my Boy Scout Troop.

Each December, we take to the back woods of Michigan for a weekend
survival camp. The boys dig trenches, build shelters, and sleep in the
snow. They make their own meals with limited provisions. It's an
individual effort and the boys learn that they can make it using the
Scoutcraft they know.

This year, I plan to bring along my Field Expedient Station (FT-817ND,
Chameleon Emcom III Portable) without digital. Just phone for simplicity.

My first thought is to demonstrate how to build a hasty antenna
deployment. Maybe an end-fed inverted Vee. Simulate a distress call
(not sure how I will do that). Try to make contact in the daytime
(groundwave) and night (skywave).

I would appreciate any input you have.

--
73,

Brian McDaniel, N4AE



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Re: Looking for Survival Camp Ideas

F. Feeney
 

One thing that I carry when I camp is a roll  up Jpole antenna for VHF with about 10 feet of feedline and either a throw line to get it up over a tree or on the end of a fishing pole. The Jpole is usually 6-10 db better than even a large HT antenna plus getting it up in the air helps. Often has more reach than a cell phone in the back country.

Kevin, WB2EMS

On 6/14/2018 1:40 PM, Brian S. McDaniel wrote:
Hugh,

This are great ideas and foot for through.  I like the way to work the
OM to simulate a 911 call.  Great idea that keeps me legal!!!

I'll review the other links tonight.  Look like good resources.  Thank you.

73,

Brian McDaniel, N4AE

On 6/14/2018 11:54 AM, Hugh Bahar wrote:
Hi Brian,

From an outback emergency perspective, the satellite beacon is the way to go-not sure if they have test features https://www.backcountry.com/avalanche-beacons
Here are some thoughts for HF, VHF during an emergency: http://www.dummies.com/programming/electronics/operating-your-ham-radio-in-an-emergency/

For HF, research setting your end fed up for NVIS ops...here's some blog reading to get you started http://radiopreppers.com/index.php?topic=1109.0
Once you establish a local QSO and explain the scout drill to the OM, you could ask the OM to give you a call on your cell and repeat your LatLon to simulate dialing 911 for an outback emergency. Have the scouts bring along signal mirrors/hand flares and whistles or other ways to simulate signaling search and rescue aircraft and ground teams. Mind the fire restrictions if any.

List of frequencies...not sure how useful this is: https://survivalblog.com/an-emergency-frequencies-list/

You may also wish to field-build a drag stretcher to simulate dragging a person out of the woods.

73,
Hugh WA2LXB

-----Original Message-----
From: hfpack@groups.io <hfpack@groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Gottlieb
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:14 AM
To: hfpack@groups.io
Subject: Re: [hfpack] Looking for Survival Camp Ideas

Can you bring a solar panel to illustrate how to maintain long term radio operability in the field?

A radio is nice but you should fully explain what survival benefits there are in having it.


Peter

On Jun 14, 2018, at 9:32 AM, Brian S. McDaniel <N4AE@...> wrote:

Hello from Chicago. Hope everyone is enjoying time outside,
especially with Field Day upon us.

I'm looking for some ideas to incorporate radio into a survival
exercise with my Boy Scout Troop.

Each December, we take to the back woods of Michigan for a weekend
survival camp. The boys dig trenches, build shelters, and sleep in
the snow. They make their own meals with limited provisions. It's an
individual effort and the boys learn that they can make it using the
Scoutcraft they know.

This year, I plan to bring along my Field Expedient Station (FT-817ND,
Chameleon Emcom III Portable) without digital. Just phone for simplicity.

My first thought is to demonstrate how to build a hasty antenna
deployment. Maybe an end-fed inverted Vee. Simulate a distress call
(not sure how I will do that). Try to make contact in the daytime
(groundwave) and night (skywave).

I would appreciate any input you have.

--
73,

Brian McDaniel, N4AE





Re: Looking for Survival Camp Ideas

Brian S. McDaniel
 

Hugh,

This are great ideas and foot for through.  I like the way to work the
OM to simulate a 911 call.  Great idea that keeps me legal!!!

I'll review the other links tonight.  Look like good resources.  Thank you.

73,

Brian McDaniel, N4AE

On 6/14/2018 11:54 AM, Hugh Bahar wrote:
Hi Brian,

From an outback emergency perspective, the satellite beacon is the way to go-not sure if they have test features https://www.backcountry.com/avalanche-beacons
Here are some thoughts for HF, VHF during an emergency: http://www.dummies.com/programming/electronics/operating-your-ham-radio-in-an-emergency/

For HF, research setting your end fed up for NVIS ops...here's some blog reading to get you started http://radiopreppers.com/index.php?topic=1109.0
Once you establish a local QSO and explain the scout drill to the OM, you could ask the OM to give you a call on your cell and repeat your LatLon to simulate dialing 911 for an outback emergency. Have the scouts bring along signal mirrors/hand flares and whistles or other ways to simulate signaling search and rescue aircraft and ground teams. Mind the fire restrictions if any.

List of frequencies...not sure how useful this is: https://survivalblog.com/an-emergency-frequencies-list/

You may also wish to field-build a drag stretcher to simulate dragging a person out of the woods.

73,
Hugh WA2LXB

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From: hfpack@groups.io <hfpack@groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Gottlieb
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:14 AM
To: hfpack@groups.io
Subject: Re: [hfpack] Looking for Survival Camp Ideas

Can you bring a solar panel to illustrate how to maintain long term radio operability in the field?

A radio is nice but you should fully explain what survival benefits there are in having it.


Peter

On Jun 14, 2018, at 9:32 AM, Brian S. McDaniel <N4AE@...> wrote:

Hello from Chicago. Hope everyone is enjoying time outside,
especially with Field Day upon us.

I'm looking for some ideas to incorporate radio into a survival
exercise with my Boy Scout Troop.

Each December, we take to the back woods of Michigan for a weekend
survival camp. The boys dig trenches, build shelters, and sleep in
the snow. They make their own meals with limited provisions. It's an
individual effort and the boys learn that they can make it using the
Scoutcraft they know.

This year, I plan to bring along my Field Expedient Station (FT-817ND,
Chameleon Emcom III Portable) without digital. Just phone for simplicity.

My first thought is to demonstrate how to build a hasty antenna
deployment. Maybe an end-fed inverted Vee. Simulate a distress call
(not sure how I will do that). Try to make contact in the daytime
(groundwave) and night (skywave).

I would appreciate any input you have.

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73,

Brian McDaniel, N4AE






Re: Looking for Survival Camp Ideas

Brian S. McDaniel
 

Peter,

I agree with you about explaining the need for radio, especially in the
back country.  Many parts of Wisconsin and Michigan have poor cell
service, which comes as a shock to these boys who live in Suburban
Chicago.  I'll see if I can borrow a solar panel from someone.  Good
ideas.  Thank you.

73,

Brian McDaniel, N4AE

On 6/14/2018 10:14 AM, Peter Gottlieb wrote:
Can you bring a solar panel to illustrate how to maintain long term radio operability in the field?

A radio is nice but you should fully explain what survival benefits there are in having it.


Peter

On Jun 14, 2018, at 9:32 AM, Brian S. McDaniel <N4AE@...> wrote:

Hello from Chicago. Hope everyone is enjoying time outside, especially
with Field Day upon us.

I'm looking for some ideas to incorporate radio into a survival exercise
with my Boy Scout Troop.

Each December, we take to the back woods of Michigan for a weekend
survival camp. The boys dig trenches, build shelters, and sleep in the
snow. They make their own meals with limited provisions. It's an
individual effort and the boys learn that they can make it using the
Scoutcraft they know.

This year, I plan to bring along my Field Expedient Station (FT-817ND,
Chameleon Emcom III Portable) without digital. Just phone for simplicity.

My first thought is to demonstrate how to build a hasty antenna
deployment. Maybe an end-fed inverted Vee. Simulate a distress call
(not sure how I will do that). Try to make contact in the daytime
(groundwave) and night (skywave).

I would appreciate any input you have.

--
73,

Brian McDaniel, N4AE