Passing ARRL Field Day messages the easy way with packet radio

Here is a video of a Virginia amateur radio group passing field day bonus point messages off site using packet radio.

Comparing RTTY, PSK and MFSK

Nightime view of the Elecraft KX3 and PX3 for ARRL Field Day 2015.

Using the ARRL field day test message to compare RTTY, PSK and MFSK digital modes.

KX4O 1B-Battery VA Field Day 2015

The 20m AHVD and 40m small loop antennas during KX4O 1B VA field day.

Despite a weak battery and few contacts, our 1B-Battery effort verifies a 40m small-loop and packet-radio NTS messaging using quick deploy antennas.

New Choke Configuration for AHVD

Asymmetrical Hatted Vertical Dipole at ARRL Field Day 2014 with new RF Choke configuration.

Shown is a better configuration to fasten a choke to the Asymmetrical Hatted Vertical Dipole antenna.

40m Mastless NVIS Antenna

40m Mastless NVIS Antenna

Yet another 40m Cloud Burner design featuring a folded dipole driven element plus one reflector wire to facilitate 40m NVIS contacts without need of a tall mast. The design uses electric fence posts for support and needs no balun.

KX4O 1B VA Field Day 2012

KX4O 1B VA Field Day 2012

Even a 1B ARRL Field Day Station offers visitors a rare glimpse into Amateur Radio.

Field Day Logging Computer Networking Tips

Learn from our six successful years rolling out a computer network for the ARRL Field Day. Tips, techniques, dos and don’ts are among the highlights.

Elecraft K2 – My Favorite Field Day Station

The 100 Watt Elecraft K2 is my favorite Field Day radio. Moving the 100 Watt option to the external KAT100-2 case makes for a very flexible arrangement.

Broadband Hexbeam at Field Day 2010

Broadband Hexbeam at Field Day 2010

The Field Day Broadband G3TXQ Hex Beam works Hawaii from Virginia during Field Day.

Field Day Prep

Field Day items are stuffed into a trailer. Come see the mess.