Category Archives: Field Day

Winter Field Day 2024

Preparations for another SLQS Winter Field Day are moving right along. As I look outside at the thermometer… oh, who are we kidding? As I look at the weather app on my phone (grin) I see it’s a bracing 15º, … Continue reading

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Heat… oh the heat…

Two things you can count on when Field Day rolls around: rain (usually) and heat (almost always). This year is no different. We hit 96º degrees or so, and the humidity gave us a few degree boost, with the “Feels … Continue reading

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And… we’re OFF!

This year our setup went more smoothly than usual, and we are on the air! Working on 40, 20, and 15 meter CW. And we’ve got the digital station running FT8 on 10m The club call for Field Day is … Continue reading

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Winter Field Day 2023

Briefly, Winter Field Day 2023 will go down in club history as a winner! The weather was unseasonably nice — we almost reached 60º! Jim KKØU warned us that we might need to break out the sunscreen at one point … Continue reading

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Field Day 2019 results: That’s a Winner!

Well, what do you know? The SLQS came out on top in our Field Day category of 4A Battery! I know it’s not a contest*, strictly speaking, but let’s not kid ourselves. We count our contacts, work to tally bonus … Continue reading

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Field Day 2019

It’s that time once again… Field Day weekend is upon us. The St. Louis QRP Society will be at O’Connor Park in Bridgeton MO. Everyone’s welcome to drop in: members, visitors, licensed amateur radio operator or not. There will always … Continue reading

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May Picnic – Field Day Prep

Our May meeting has become an annual tradition. Part picnic, part Field Day planning, part “park portable” operation… it’s great fun! We’ll be meeting at the Field Day site we’ve used for the past few years: O’Connor Park in Bridgeton. … Continue reading

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Another Great FD for SLQS

Another SLQS Field Day is a wrap — and in my opinion, it was once again a great event. Everything from the pre-planning, the antenna “dry runs,” setup, operation, the food, the weather, and the wrap-up… it was great! We … Continue reading

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FD 2015 Update

Well, perhaps I was a little harsh on the band conditions in my previous post. I was recalling the dearth of signals on 10M and 15M at the outset. Fair to say that things were better by Sunday morning, so … Continue reading

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