Outing:2018/07/07

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Outing (to be) held from 11:00 on 2018/07/07 - 16:00 on 2018/07/08 in/on Off Hook Lane Northwest of Basingstoke

 

VHF Field Day 2018

This year we plan to enter VHF Field Day jointly with Basingstoke ARC.

The weather is going to be Hot, so bring plenty of water: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcp5x5uz2#?date=2018-07-07

Times

  • Contest runs from 1400 UTC Saturday 2nd July 2016 until 1400 UTC Sunday 3rd July 2016
  • 1400 UTC is 1500 BST
  • BARC are dropping kit off to the site on Friday evening and setting up on Saturday morning
  • Maybe we should aim to be at the site between 10 and 11 to get set up and have lunch before the contest starts

Entries

  • Band:50MHz: G3TCR/P Rest Section 1400 to 2200 Saturday (all mode)
  • Band:70MHz: G3TCR/P Rest Section 0800 to 1400 Sunday (all mode)
  • Band:144MHz: G3TCR/P Rest Section 24h (all mode)
  • Band:432MHz: G3KMI/P Rest Section 24h (all mode)

Setup

  • 2m station (BARC)
    • Telescopic mast with 9 ele Yagi, Icom IC-9100, laptop, generator, table and chairs, to operate from the awning of Paul's caravan
  • 70cm station (SUWS)
    • BARC mast, BARC 70cm antenna, BARC operating tent, SUWS IC7000, SUWS laptop, SUWS tents
  • BARC will also have a dual band 4m/6m beam which we could put up on a tripod mast if anyone gets bored!

Equipment list

Basingstoke have a 3 kW generator, so we do not need to bring Helios'.

  • Club
    • IC-7000
    • Table
    • Coax
    • Tripod mast
  • David
    • Power cables
    • 3G eduroam and oversized antenna
    • Power meter
    • Camera
    • PSU and powerpole gubbins
    • 3x 2l bottles of water
    • Spare fuses
    • Assorted tools
    • Dodgy table lamp
    • Matches (non-windproof)
    • Paper and pens
    • Pink gaffer tape
    • RF adapters
    • Locator map and 70cms band plan
  • Cori
    • Tent
    • Cooking Utensils (Frying Pans, large pot, gas burners)
    • Chairs
    • Table
    • Large water container
    • Petrol cans maybe...
    • Car
    • Electric cool box.
    • Glowy pegs?
  • Tom
    • LED headlamp
    • Small two person tent
    • Small LED camping lantern
    • Windproof matches
  • From somewhere:
    • Lighting
    • Torches
  • Individual kit
    • Sun cream
    • Sleeping bag
    • Cutlery
    • Change of clothes
    • Water
    • Hand sanitiser
    • Phone chargers
    • Laptops and chargers

Food

Basingstoke have a gas barbecue, so we can cook whatever we like

  • Saturday lunch
    • Bacon sandwiches
  • Saturday dinner
    • Pasta with pesto
  • Sunday breakfast
    • Sausages and bacon
  • Sunday lunch
    • Burgers

Shopping list

Asda order came to about £30, David would like about £5 per person towards the cost

  • Paper plates
  • Food items
    • Bacon for four people x2
    • Sausages for four people
    • Pasta
      • 2 bags (i.e. about 2kg) of dried pasta (but prefer fresh)
      • 2 jars of pesto (3 if cheaper stuff)
      • Grated cheese
      • Tomatoes
  • Mayo
  • Ketchup
  • Cheese for burgers
  • Sliced bread
  • Sliced buns
  • Snacks

Attendees

  • David Y
  • Tom K
  • Cori H
  • Henry K
  • Maybe Tyler
  • Maybe Murray on Saturday