At the weekly 6:30 am Saturday breakfast meeting at Cora’s on Dorval Drive in Oakville (guests always welcome) the consensus seem to be that the guys were willing to try for a first or second place finish in our category for Canada.
Speaking of antennas the thoughts towards winning our category would require better antennas and small tri-band beams backup with dipoles for 40 and 80 were discussed.
Of course the big issue for us is manpower to set all these antennas up. If we lifted a TH-3jr on two sections of tower and a five foot mast we could probably erect two antennas pretty quickly. Then we could add a big dual-band dipole which the two run stations could share.
The GOTA station would be able to get the beam on occasion and would need another all band dipole or maybe a vertical.
We’re good for power (Thanks to Brian) and we’ve got some really amazing operators running the CW and SSB stations so with a little planning I think we can exceed last year’s score.
We could use a Field Day coordinator and we sure could use a way better bonus point manager. The last guy (me) just wasn’t up to the job!