Covid-19 Field Day

at InfoAge
27-28 June 2020

We set up at the InfoAge Science & History Center, home of the New Jersey Antique Radio Club's Radio Technology Museum.

We took some extra steps to insure the canopies were secure.  This would pay off later.

We deployed two similar transmitter sites, both with Yaesu FT-950's and auto-tuners.

Both sites had 43-foot verticals with remote tuners to supplement 100-foot doublets at about 35 feet.
A radio station is largely defined by its antennas.

If you only have one antenna, we suggest the broadband doublet, with balanced feedline and a tuner.

A plastic shower curtain served as a "sneeze guard" between the operator and logger.   KC2UAK and N2KPS

We had spare generators, which turned out to be a good thing.

N2GX's homebrew generator monitor.

A fairly significant storm cell arrived late afternoon.  It probably blew 40 for a while.  We we really happy that the "Navy Guy" had placed the side curtain on the windward side, and that there were 50-pound weights on each corner of the canopy.

After the storm blew through, we were treated to a beautiful sunset.

On into the night!

Vintage Field Day operations on Sunday Morning

WRL Globe Chief 90A
CW Transmitter
Ca, 1958-1960
90-Watts Output
Available as a kit for $69.95 or wired fot $74.50

Drake 2B
Amateur Band Communications Receiver
Ca. 1961-1965
Triple Conversion - AM- CW-SSB
About $250

Globe Chief 90 Video

Gonset G-76
AM Transmitter-Receiver
Ca. 1961
60 Watts carrier Output
XTAL or VFO.  6DQ5 final
Shown here with the AC power supply-speaker.

Gonset G-76 Video


N2LAL chef extraordinaire!

     The Results:
     81 CW contacts
     261 SSB contacts
     2 AM contacts
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