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Old 05-12-2011, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
But I want to do more "radio" stuff if i do field day. Camping is great, but sometimes it is too limiting.
LOL! Sometimes it's too 'fieldy' being in the field, eh? As long as we do something, but I would like to camp even if it's in an RV parking lot with tufts of weeds between the pads. :-) Like Brian mentions, local state parks will have large groups of hams, for better or for worse. The purpose of field day is to approach operations not relying on infrastructure, which can be as simple as setting up a battery powered station in your own backyard.

Still, sigh, to escape the urban confines...

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