Tech Field Day 2016-6/25

This is our “Tech Day” and “Field Day” combined into one event. Tech Day has always been an education day, particularly aimed at the newer licensees. Field Day is a the ARRL emergency preparedness operating event when radio clubs set up portable stations under field conditions. Our Tech Field Day was a one day event, on June 25th that combines the best of both activities.   We had over 20 attendees for most sessions, and a great time operating!   Please consider making plans to join us next year!

BF Fire Station RoadMapBlack Forest, Colorado
Sat June 25th, 2016 (8:00 AM to 5 PM)

Black Forest Fire Station 1
11445 Teachout Road, Colorado Springs







W0TLM One-day education and radio operating event.

  • Learn from informative presentations on amateur radio topics
  • Operate a high frequency (HF) radio station with the helpful
    guidance of an experienced radio ham
  • Learn about emergency communications and public service
  • Have a bunch of fun messing around with ham radio stuff!
Time Activity/Presentation Presenter
8:00 Setup starts
8:30 Presentation – Why Field Day? Larry N0AMP
9:30 ARES John Bloodgood Area ARES Coordinator
10:30 Hamsphere: Introduction and Overview Barry KD0RQU
11:30 Low Cost Software Defined Radios Chip K0CHP
12:00 Start Field Day Operating
13:30 Dry Training for Radio Operating Stu W0STU
14:30 Introduction to Rasberry Pi for Ham Radio John KE0AHD
15:30 “Ask an Elmer” Panel Stu W0STU and crew
17:00 End of operations


Two High Frequency Radio Stations

Get on the HF bands and make Field Day contacts under the direction of an experienced operator. You don’t even need an amateur radio license!

Station 1: HF/VHF Phone Operations (SSB & FM, operated by Stu WØSTU)

  • Extendable vertical for 6m – 20m, with ground radials.
  • Loaded dipole for 40m for NVIS SSB phone.
  • Horizontal Yagi 2m SSB; arrange timed contacts with other Field Day ops around region
  • Vertical dual-band 2m/70cm for FM ops

Station 2: PSK31 Digital Station (operated by Larry NØAMP)

  • Wire dipoles as constructed by Larry’s group project for 15m and/or 20m digital station ops
  • Other antennas as required, possible use of 40m dipole above.



Food Service

Pikes Peak Regional Fire Rehab Services provided food and refreshments on site during the event. 


Download Tech Field Day 2016 Flyer v2

Contact: Bob Witte KØNR, or 719 659-3727



Dry Training for Field Day Contacts with HF

Intro to Software Defined Radio

Introduction to raspberrypi for ham radio


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