Outing:VHF Field Day 2016

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Outing (to be) held from 09:00 on 2016/07/02 - 17:00 on 2016/07/03 in/on Walbury Hill near Newbury

 

VHF National Field Day 2016

Doodle Attendance Poll: http://doodle.com/poll/pqs369ytfxebu24q

Anyone is welcome to join us, whether to spectate, operate the contest stations, or just to chat!

The contest is from 1400 (UTC) on Saturday 2nd to 1400 (UTC) on Sunday 3rd. We will be operating G3KMI/P on all bands

  • 2m will be operated full-time from a tent and guyed mast.
  • 70cm & 23cm will be operated during daylight hours from Noel's Land Rover, with the attached mast.

Keep an eye on MET Office Forecast

See the contest rules.

See Lessons Learnt from last year.

Improvements for next year

  • have a tent availability list for people to know where to sleep
    • this will make it easier for overnight operators to be woken up
  • have small water bottles for attendees

Attendees

  • Murray
  • Cori
  • Phil Crump
  • Tom
  • Christian
  • David Young
  • Tyler
    • Vegitarian
  • Noel
  • Henry
  • David Elcock
  • Potentials
    • Phil Basford
    • Graeme
  • Pub only
    • Chris?

Location

Site Map and Access Details: Google Maps

Meet outside the field if you're there before 11am, landowner has to be contacted before entering site.

We will be in the field up near the trig point thanks to generous permission from the landowner. The site peaks at 297m ASL, a dramatic upgrade from the previously good site near Basingstoke at 170m ASL.

More Site info: BATC Wiki Portable Sites - Walbury Hill

Transport

Lifts from Soton: A few of us are taking cars from Southampton, meet on campus at half 9

Land Ferry: The nearest station is 'Kintbury', it's about 15 minutes drive from site so with some notice one of us should be able to give lifts to/from.

  • Transport
    • Phil can take 2 passengers from Soton on Saturday morning to arrive sometime 10:30 - 11am, returning to Soton at end of getout.
    • Murray can take 3 (or 4 at a squeeze) passengers (including Henry)
    • Tyler can take 3 passengers if he drives
    • Cori
    • ...
    • Tom is arriving at Kintbury Station ~11am on Saturday morning - needs a lift to the site.

Need lifts from soton

  • David
  • David
  • Henry

Timing

Arrival on Site: ~10-11am Saturday

Contest Start: 3pm Saturday

Contest End: 3pm Sunday

Departure from Site: ~5pm Sunday

Bands

144 MHz (2m)

  • Operating under the "Restricted" section as G3KMI/P both days, all the time.
  • Using a guyed mast (and rotator?)

Kit

  • IC-7000 (SUWS)
  • Power Supply (Tyler)
  • Mast (Noel - to be confirmed)
  • Antenna (Noel - to be confirmed) (alternatively use the club 2m yagi)
  • Coax (to be confirmed)

432 MHz (70cm)

  • Operating under the "Low Power" section as G3KMI/P both days, with a break over-night.

Kit to be brought by Noel G8GTZ

1296 MHz (23cm)

  • Operating under the "Restricted" section as G3KMI/P both days, with a break over-night.

Kit to be brought by Noel G8GTZ

Recommended Things to bring

  • Waterproofs
  • Boots
  • Towel
  • Sleeping bag if staying overnight
  • Foam mats or camp-bed
  • Mug and Cutlery
  • Suncream - if it fails to be wet
  • Change of clothes if it is very very wet.
  • Petrol contribution - if you have an appropriate container.
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Headphones + adapters
  • Torches + batteries
  • Laptop with SDV logging software and power supply

Food Menu

Time Menu
Saturday Lunch
  • Burgers/BBQ
Saturday Evening
  • Pesto and Pasta
    • with cheese
Sunday Morning
  • Fry up
    • bacon
    • sausages
    • eggs
Sunday Lunch
  • Burgers/BBQ
Snacks
  • chocolate flakes/honeycomb mini-bites
  • ...

Who's bringing what

  • Phil
    • Minifridge + PSU
    • Large coolbox (fill with ice?)
    • 1 table
    • 1 chair
    • 1-man tent
    • thinkpad
    • desk lamp
    • portable worklamp
    • headtorch
    • 3G Router
    • cameras
    • Mains current meter
    • mast base
    • car
  • Tyler
    • Power Supply
    • 1 chair
    • Camera gear + slider and steadycam if required
    • Laptop
    • Thesis
    • Car (if needed)
    • Frying pan
    • Cooking oil
    • washing up liquid


  • Cori
    • 1 Table
    • 1 Chair (maybe more)
    • 1 Tent (quite large)
    • SLR Camera
    • Portable Gas Stove + Fuel
    • 25Ltr Water (tap)
    • Electric Cooler Box
    • Ford Focus
    • Large cooking pot
  • Christian
    • 1 kg of pasta shells
    • 400 g (2 jars) of pesto - regular and grilled pepper
    • 1 pack of parmesan cheese and grater
    • 2 packets of bacon
    • Enough baps to go around
    • 2 boxes of chocolate flakes/honeycomb mini-bites
    • 1 digital video camera & backup SD card
    • 1 tripod for the camera
    • 1 torch
    • 1 two-person tent
    • 1 air mattress


  • Tom
    • Two man tent
    • Small portable butane camping stove/ waterproof windproof matches
    • Mess tins
    • 1 chair
    • 1 head torch and a selection of other torches


.....

  • David Y
    • Long power cables (16A ceeform) with adapters to 13A for each end

Club Equipment to be collected

  • IC-7000
  • Banners
  • Operating toolbox
  • Graeme's Generator
  • Yagi
  • Coax
  • rotator cable
  • 2nd rotator parts
  • Water

Additional food to be purchased

Additional kit to be sourced

  • Laminated Cheatsheets + bandplans
  • pens + paper
  • lighting
  • petrol
  • Freezer packs
  • Jumpstarter

Shopping List

11 people (1 vegetarian)

  • Burgers
    • vegetarian - 2 packs 4
    • meat - 4 packs 4
  • Burger buns - enough for the burgers
  • sausage rolls - enough for the sausages
  • burger condiments
    • Mayonase (Catering Container) - 1 pot
    • Ketchup - 1 pot
    • Salt/Pepper
  • Eggs - 24 eggs
  • Bacon - 2 packs
  • Sausages
    • vegetarian - 6
    • Meat - 2 packs 8
  • Drinks - 2*2l lemonade also coke + dr pepper
  • Margarine - 1 tub
  • Bread - 1 loaf of bread
  • Snacks
  • wet wipes - 1 pack
  • plastic cutlery - 1 pack
  • paper plates - 1 pack paper plates at least 50 count
  • bin liners - 1 pack black bin liners
  • disposable bbqs - 4