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Author Topic: Anyone ready for Field Day 2020?  (Read 1372 times)

Offline ThaDood

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Anyone ready for Field Day 2020?
« on: June 19, 2020, 1934 UTC »
http://www.arrl.org/field-day        Glad that I looked, since I thought that it was the weekend after the ARRL VHF Sweepsteaks. But, for those that want to get away from that to just QSO, there's always the WARC Bands and 60M, as well as 146.520MHz FM Simplex.
I was asked, yet another weird question, of how I would like to be buried, when I finally bite the big one. The answer was actually pretty easy. Face-down, like a certain historical figure in the late 1980's, (I will not mention who, but some of you will get it, and that's enough.) Why??? It would be a burial that will satisfy everyone: (1) My enemies will say that it will show me where to go. (2) On the same point, I can have my enemies kiss my butt. (3) It will temporarily give someone a place to park a bicycle. See??? A WIN / WIN for everyone.

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Re: Anyone ready for Field Day 2020?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2020, 0404 UTC »
Might be a good time for pirates to wave the flag as well...

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Re: Anyone ready for Field Day 2020?
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2020, 1814 UTC »
Actually, yes... During Field Day dinners, and even breakfasts, folks have a tendency to see what other people's rigs can RX. I know that I have, so I would tune around 6925kHz, 13.900MHz, 15.050MHz, 1710kHz, etc. With many of these stations now SDR aided, this would be a great weekend to be checking for pirates.
I was asked, yet another weird question, of how I would like to be buried, when I finally bite the big one. The answer was actually pretty easy. Face-down, like a certain historical figure in the late 1980's, (I will not mention who, but some of you will get it, and that's enough.) Why??? It would be a burial that will satisfy everyone: (1) My enemies will say that it will show me where to go. (2) On the same point, I can have my enemies kiss my butt. (3) It will temporarily give someone a place to park a bicycle. See??? A WIN / WIN for everyone.