Tech Field Day 2017-6/24 Sa

Another great “Tech Field Day” has come and gone!   Thanks to all who participated..  Tech Day has always been an education day, particularly aimed at the newer licensees. Field Day is the ARRL emergency preparedness operating event when radio clubs set up portable stations under field conditions. Our Tech Field Day is a one day event, on Sat, June 24th that combines the best of both activities.   Please consider making plans to join us next year!

BF Fire Station RoadMapBlack Forest, Colorado
Sat June 24th, 2017 (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!
  • 2017 Schedule:
Time Activity/Presentation Presenter
8:00 Setup starts
8:30 Arduino for Ham Radio Robert Ray KD0YMC
9:30 Radio Programming – Chirp Chip Fleming  K0CHP
10:30 County Office of Emergency Mgmt Rich Painter  N0RAP
11:30 Dry Training for Radio Operating Stu Turner  W0STU
12:00 Start Field Day Operating
13:30 What is SWR – How to measure it Bob Witte  K0NR
14:30 Crimp Connectors and Assembly Mike Hoskins  W0MJH
15:30 Networking/Social Time
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!   The El Paso County Mobile Emergency Communications van is scheduled to operate on site!

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 will provid food and refreshments on site during the event. 


Download Tech Field Day 2017 Flyer v1 (1)

Contact: Bob Witte KØNR, or 719 659-3727


2017 Presentations:

SWR and How to Measure It – Bob K0NR.pdf

PC programming your radio – Chip K0CHP  radioprogramming.pdf radioprogramming.ppt  ProlificFix.html

……Use at your own risk!   Prolific 64bit driver installer      Prolific 32bit driver installer    ChipsChirp.csv

RF_Crimp_Connectors_and_Assembly  Mike Hoskins

2016 Presentations:

Dry Training for Field Day Contacts with HF

Intro to Software Defined Radio

Introduction to raspberrypi for ham radio


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