Sunday, June 26, 2011

Field Day 2011 Report

We would like to extend our thanks to all of the Hams and others in the community who joined with us for an exciting day of fun.  We extend a special thanks to Mayor Mills who stopped by for a hour and made his own contacts on the air with the help of some of our experienced hams.

We also were priveleged to have several opportunities to get some youngsters on the radio for their first radio contacts.  Each one was thrilled as they marked the map with their first contact.  The smiles where as big as some of their contact distances.  Can you imagine North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and others as your first?

In all, we had apprx. 140 contacts around the US and Canada.  KC1F, Lance, thought he had reeled in the longest contact of the day when he finally pulled in a contact from St. Tomas Amateur Radio Club in the Virgin Islands.  Those thoughts were only shortly celebrated as Joel, KE7TGI and Gregg, W7GEM dialed in a contact a few 100 miles south of Moscow...Yes, the Russian Federation.

What a day.  To those who helped pull this together, we say thank you.  Joel, KE7TGI led a very good Field Day committee.  Joel, to you as committe chairman and your committe, we say THANK YOU.  If you were not able to attend field day this year, mark it down for next year.  Plans are already in the works for our particiapation next year on the 4th Saturday in June.... June 23rd, 2012.

With the permission of KE7WYS, we have posted some of his pictures of the event below.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Field Day Info

9:30 - Setup starts
Noon - Start making contacts
Location: Sol Vista Cir
Talk In:
449.250 - Primary Repeater Tone 118.8 (-) offset or Simplex 146.460

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Field Day Meetings:

We will be having meetings for the next two Thursdays at 7:00 at my house. If you had an assignment from the last meeting please come prepared to discuss results or any issues.

If you need directions to my house feel free to contact me.

Thanks and 73s

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Field Day Meeting

We will be having a meeting to discuss field day activities on Wednesday June 8th at 7:30 pm at my house. I know this is short notice and many will not be able to attend who would otherwise wish to attend.

Ongoing we will be having a weekly meeting until the day of the event. The actual day and time will be discussed. I would propose Thursday nights at 7:00, pending everyone's availability.

My address is 5794 Cuchara Way, in Herriman. Cuchara is about 14400 south. My phone number is 801-971-2534.

All who are interested are welcome to attend.



Net News, June 5, 2011

Fort Herriman Days is upon us again.  If anyone has time this coming Saturday, June 9th, to assist at a Ham Radio booth, please contact Gregg @

Field Day is scheduled for June 25th.  Please plan on joining us for some great fun on HF.  Even if you don't have HF privelegeds, you are invited to come.  That's what this event is for.  Everyone gets on the air.  Check back soon for additional details on Field Day.

Field Day will take the place of our monthly HARC meeting this year.