SeaPac & Field Day - changes in my plans!

Bob Donnell kd7nm at
Sun Jun 11 21:46:53 PDT 2006

Well, it looks like I'm not going to SeaPac this year.  And it's my mom's 
fault.  Well, more like her doc's.  He decided to have her heart tested to 
see if it was up to a somewhat elective surgery for sleep apnea.  She 
flunked the test.

Early Friday morning, my mom had quadruple bypass surgery.  My dad's unable 
to do some of the things that might be needed to take care of her.  My 
sister and husband are out of town.  So guess who's elected!  

So no Seaside, and probably no Field Day, at least not for my usual level 
of commitment.  

I will be working on assembling at least a couple of stations worth of 
radios for Field Day, and will arrange for the parts of the rhombic not 
already at Richard's to get there.   I may even be able to spend a lot of 
the weekend there.  But I'll effectively have to be on-call for a quick 
departure.  I've talked to Doug, K7IP, about honchoing that station, but 
he's not firmly committed to do it yet.  It's a lot of work to put up the 
full 500' long rhombic, and I'd sure understand if anyone didn't commit to 
doing that.

I've got a pair of switchable bandpass filters on order, that are supposed 
to be here before Field Day.  I'm interested in seeing if they provide 
enough isolation to run a multiband antenna on more than one band at a 
time, and if they arrive in time, I'll spend some quality lab time at work 
doing measurements.  At the very least, they should contain broadband 
noise within the selected band, and reduce harmonics even more, helping to 
keep the lower frequency stations out of the higher frequency stations' 
receivers, even if they're used on separate stations. 

73, Bob, KD7NM

On Thursday 08 June 2006 11:22, Bill Vodall WA7NWP wrote:
> FYI - SeashoreInn now officially has wireless.
> Rates are going up next year.
> Are we there yet?
> 73
> Bill - WA7NWP
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