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Foxhunt August 1, 2021

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  New Transmitter Hunt Plan Date :   Sunday, August 1st Time : Start 9:00am - End 1:00pm Frequency : 146.565 MHz. Power : 1 Watt main transmitter / 15 mW micro transmitter What the transmitter sounds like : Main transmitter will be a musical series of tones. Followed by my call sign in Morse code The micro transmitter will be my call sign N0CFM repeatedly in Morse code. Time of transmitter : 1.5 minutes on 3.5 minutes off. With ( hopefully ) the two transmitters not overlapping. Boundaries : The transmitters will be within the boundary lines. North boundary : A line starting at the corner of US 287 and West Colorado Road 4 extending west to Lyons West boundary : Approximately US 36 South boundary : Neva Road / Niwot Road East boundary : US 287     Playing area is roughly 9 miles horizontal X 12 miles vertical. Roughly 108 square miles.   Check in Repeater/Frequency : 146.910 - (123.0) Gold Hill.  This repeater is for prehunt check ins as well as
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Hello all, Here is the link to the MountainEar article about the IPRC Summer Field Day Event. Thanks to all who participated and supported the event. https://www.themtnear.com/articles/iprc-holds-annual-summer-field-daytry Charley K4NYN
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Home Depot has the Tram 1480 dual band base antenna on sale for $70!  I have the 3/4 WL version of this same antenna here in the shack, and I love it.  It has given me three plus solid years of service in all weather.  If you are looking for a budget friendly base antenna, look no further.  This is a great deal.  These sell for almost $100 on Amazon, and the comparable Diamond or Comet antennas start at $100 and go up from there.   https://www.homedepot.com/p/Tram-6-dBd-Gain-VHF-8-dBd-Gain-UHF-Black-Amateur-Dual-Band-Base-Antenna-WSP1480B/314731941?mtc=PSOC-FB-6254634362950&cm_mmc=PSOC-FB-6254634362950-6254634363150-6254634367150&fbclid=IwAR1PhcMmxPWDk-n66cx6gRgV5xekqueu1JkS924tBdbbDt8hP5UmQ3AalIc#product-overview  Please reach out with any questions. 73,  Charley K4NYN
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Well, the 2021 IPRC Summer Field Day Event is in the bag, and 24 hours later, the gear has almost dried out. It was a soggy one to be sure, but it was still a very successful, productive, and fun event. Even with persistent rainfall, we were able to run two or three stations for most of the contest portion of the event, and to keep at least one running for the whole 24 hours, making over 300 contacts on 5 different bands, and to most US states, regions of Canada, and even a DX contact or two. Tonight is our normal monthly meeting night, but we voted to not hold one tonight due to the field day event. We will be having a short, informal zoom tonight starting at 6:30 to debrief and talk about the event, look at the photos and results, and chat about anything else on anyone's mind. Please do join us if you are available. 73, Charley K4NYN https://photos.app.goo.gl/hutiWcTrj1t6WWnB8

IPRC Field Day Weekend ...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hutiWcTrj1t6WWnB8 The IPRC Field Day weekend has officially begun. We are on site in the Bar K Ranch. Antennas are up, camp is set up, and everything is here. All you need to bring is you. Come on out. Charley K4NYN
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Hello all,  The IPRC Summer Field Day Weekend Event is now less than two weeks away.  Here are some pictures of IPRC members setting up antennas and making some preparations for the event on Sunday, the 13th.  It was a beautiful day for it, and the weather cooperated.  We got a lot done and really shortened our setup time for the event.  Less setup time and more operating time ... that's a win.  We were also paid a visit by a photographer and reporter from the MountainEar newspaper who did a short interview with club members about the upcoming event.  Thank you to Sal and Karen, Kirk from the MountainEar, and to all who came out to help.   Charley K4NYN

IPRC Weekly Net Tonight ...

The IPRC weekly net will begin at 7:00 pm tonight on the Airlink  Repeater, hosted by me. :) All licensed operators are welcome to join in and non-licensed folks can  listen in. 73, Matt KD0PYK