SEPTEMBER 3– Set up Library Exhibit for September- Levittown Library
September 5th– Board Meeting- Levittown Library- 7:30
September 8– VE Test Levittown Hall- Station on the Air to follow
September 12th– General Meeting. Food at 7PM./ Guest Speaker 7:45
Field Day 2018 turned out to be a fantastic weekend. All of the preparation and hard work that went into it was overshadowed by the great and bountiful number of people who came out to support and work the event. For me personally, the fact that so many people were there to help take down the site and load the truck, was most appreciated. We were packed and off the field by 4:10 PM. More info to follow over the next few day but special thanks to planners Rob, KC2ILP, our new Field Day Chairman and Bill, KC2SYL, as well as the core committee, Ken, WB2KWC; Lew, N2RQ; Jerry, WB2ZEX; Don, WB2BEZ; Jeff, N2ION; Craig, KD2CXK; and Tom, KD2ESW.
Thanks to all!
Field Day is upon us!, June 23rd and 24th at the Rosemary Kennedy Center in Wantagh.
We expect to be loading the truck in Massapequa Park around 3:30 PM. Our equipment is located in Massapequa Park. Please call me or email me for location.
Unless someone has a vehicle capable of handling some tents and other equipment, the truck will have to stop at my house in Old Bethpage, to pick things up. It is not necessary for any one other than the truck driver to come here.
The FD site is located on the property of the Rosemary Kennedy Center in Wantagh. The field entrance is located on Oakfield Ave at the intersection of Midland Place.We cannot go onto the field until 6 PM. Please do not enter the grounds before then.
Our goal for the Friday evening is as follows:
- Set-up main tent
- assemble 3 beam antennas
- establish location for vans that will be staying for the weekend
- set-up generators and one or two vertical antennas for stations to practice overnight Friday
- Will need someone to pick up bagels donated by Town Bagel in Bellmore. Simple breakfast.
- Complete set-up Does anyone have 10×10 pop-ups that they can lend us?
- Tower and ladders to be assembled in order when all three are ready
- Lunch around 12
- On the air at 2 PM
- On air ends 2 PM Sunday.
- We need as much help as possible taking things down on Sunday. Equipment will now be stored locally in Wantagh so even helping out, you should be done pretty early on Sunday.
Not everyone is able to participate in the set-up and loading of the truck, so this note is more informational, but we look forward to seeing you at field day.
Please give us an idea of your availability and areas of interest for Field Day, 2018. This year we will set up on Friday night and Saturday morning, June 22nd and 23rd.
Click HERE to fill out the form.
Today Freeport High School hosted an ARISS program including a very nice
exchange between students and the ISS. It was livestreamed for about 2
hours and 27 minutes. The program can be re-played at
livestream.com/fps. The last hour is of most interest.
Our vice president, Craig Ross, spoke representing amateur radio and LIMARC.
Of the few ARISS contacts that I have seen, I think this was the best
prepared and executed.
LIMARC is the sponsoring club for a contact today between Freeport H.S. and the ISS. You can watch it live stream starting somewhere around 12:40. The actual contact with the ISS will start at 1:41.