Tripp Brown, AC8S, e-mail me yesterday:
I’m sponsoring the first anual Antenna Party on the Air the third weekend in in September! We’ll have hundreds, if not thousands, of stations on the air that weekend! So many antennas will be used by so many stations!
Whether you want to make just a few contacts, or, if you want to make a lot of contacts, don’t sit this one out! Get on the air and have fun talking about your antenna and learning about other’s antennas.
Here are more details:
Starts: 2300Z, September 21
Ends: 0400Z, September 23
Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meters
Modes: AM, CW, FM, SSB
To get as many hams on the air as possible that weekend and to help hams learn about different types of antennas. The idea is for the participants to demonstrate their antennas and describe them to other hams, so that if they hear one they like, they will be able to put up one just like it.
Signal report, US state, Canadian province, or dx country, antenna being used, where it’s located, for example, on a balcony, in an attic, how high up it is, and, how much power you’re running. An example exchange might be:
you’re 59 Alaska, running a long wire, in a backyard, up 10 feet, running 200 watts.
- Stations should only be worked once per band, once per mode.
- Only single station, single ops. This will get as many stations on as possible.
- Power: 200 watts or less.
- Must run only from a fixed location, such as, your place of residence.
- Logging: no logs need to be submitted. Just take down any info about the other stations antenna that you need to know, such as what is given by the station. The station can give as much info on the antenna as needed, such as, how to build it, or, tell the station you’re working, that they can find directions on how to build and put up the antenna at a certain web site, or, to send you an email with a request on info about the antenna.