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Field Day 2020 At NY4I

I am operating from home this Field Day due to our regular site and plans being put on hold. We have secured a county-wide repeater to use so hams operating at home can get a sense of community. We also have a chat server (hosted here), Zoom presentations to help with setup and other ways to help make this not as solitary an operation. I am using my 40-6m OCF for operating along with the best contest logger in the world, TR4W (if I do say so myself). The rig…

Operating from Home

Thanks to Clayton KJ4RUS going up the tower along with ground crew Bob N2ESP, Pat AA0O and Ed NZ1Q, I have a wire antennas on the tower. Clayton climbed the tower to put a rope in the tower standoff’s pulley and the ground crew connected things so the antennas could be raised. The ends were tied off and it all seems to work well. The picture below is of a contact I made on FT8 showing the coverage of the antennas on 20 meters. This looks like a great pattern…