ARRL Field Day this weekend!

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N3BE
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ARRL Field Day this weekend!

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This weekend is the 2022 ARRL Field Day event, when most participating Hams head off grid to operate,
If you navigate to:
https://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator
You can use your zip code to find field day gatherings near you.
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13dka
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I observed that from my side of the pond last year, with below average condx but still enjoyable, the bands were packed with people (almost exclusively from the Americas) having a field day:



Last night I went to my listening post at the dike hoping that the bad conditions of the past days improve a little, but instead they were even worse -- minor blackout conditions made 18MHz actually close down for me (which very rarely happens), That's why it didn't actually do any harm that some Spanish club scheduled a contest for the same date, but it didn't help either. :) First time I went to the dike for an all-nighter and fell asleep. :D

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well, don't complain too much, it may become worse

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it all depends from the direction of that sunspot
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Well I have so many other hobbies... :mrgreen:
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13dka wrote: Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:56 pm Well I have so many other hobbies... :mrgreen:
I do too, and "playing impossible radio" is one of those

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I played a bit, mostly on 75m SSB. I worked SD in very heavy static so that was fun.
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