2012 FD remarks by KC4BQK Print
Written by Jim Kinter, K5KTF   
Field Day 2012 was even better than last year. We had our setup
problems but got them worked out fairly quickly.

We had 2 HF radios running and also had a Packet Radio station connected to a HSMM
system. We ran Winlink through a HSMM-Mesh node to a computer running the email server.

This demo worked great! We tested the system several times and even sent small pictures.

All in all we can setup in a disaster and have communication capabilities.
This was a good test of our equipment. We used a Kenwood TS-50 and an Alinco
DX-70TH for HF. Kenny did use Big Red to make some 40m contacts. An
Icom IC-2000 was the packet radio.

There were 2 WRT54G routers and 2 laptops. The antennas consisted of a Buddy pole and a home made 20m
dipole and the packet station used a mag mount antenna upside down.
We had 6 group 27 deep cycle batteries and a couple of 12v 7ah SLA batteries for the routers.

We must not forget about all the good food and good teamwork, this is what Field Day is all about!

Pictures: http://www.kc4bqk.blogspot.com/2012/06/field-day-2012.html