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Field Day 2020, the Coronavirus and (D) Delta Stations

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W2BBQ, May 16, 2020.

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  1. W4NNF

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    If ya can't understand the issue, OM, why don't you take notes?

    Or do you understand perfectly well and this is just the day you tweak poor old NNF? :D
  2. N4QX

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    Question has been asked and answered: Find a battery or deal with working people for zero points.

    That the answer may be unsatisfying (and I concede it may be unsatisfying) does not render it a non-answer.
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  3. AJ4WC

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    I’m working on 5-band WAS, so I use Field Day as an opportunity to fill in some blanks.

    I will say that I think that one of the main purposes of FD is to encourage EmComm.

    Not allowing D’s to get credit for working each other encourages hams to rig up emergency power so they can convert to E, which aids the EmComm aspect. So I don’t think they’ll ever relent on Ds working each other for credit. They are intentionally trying to force D’s to upgrade to E.

    Also... If it’s cheating to work as an A from your back yard, then wouldn’t it be cheating to charge your battery with commercial power during breaks while operating class E? Class E is intended to simulate disaster operation where power isn’t available.

    It should be work until your battery is dead, then you’re out. The exception would be for solar, since it is still available during disasters.
  4. WN1MB

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    Much of amateur radio is based on the honor system. I'll leave my reply at that...
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  5. W1VT

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    The ARRL DX contest doesn't allow contacts between stateside stations to count. So there is precedent already.
  6. WN1MB

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    Last edited: May 21, 2020 at 8:14 PM
  7. N3AWS

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    Anybody planning to activate an EOC? I did that one year and it was cool, dry, and comfortable. Plus it was a heck of a lot of fun!

  8. N3AWS

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    Isn’t it considered it’s own entity?
  9. W1VT

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    One disallowed contact counts as precedent.
  10. W4NNF

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    Did I say it was a non-answer? No. Go back and read my posts. I will say I doubt it's the only or the final answer, OM.

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