Field Day 2021

Lake Wateree State Park

881 State Park Rd, Winnsboro, SC 29180

If interested in participating please contact Jim at   Jim.Lathan@gmail.com

We had a zoom meeting on 5/18, if you missed it here are the slides we discussed. CLICK

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Are you looking for an opportunity ? We need help with these two tasks.

  1.  Quartermaster… To be the keeper of club materials.  This includes banners, flags, caution tape, flyers, some Builder’s Fair materials, left over picnic supplies, safety vests, event signs, historical items, etc.  Materials are in tubs.  Just need someone to safely store them and, when needed, bring them to an event or activity.  File for any related expenses.

If interested then please contact club President Dan Cunningham directly at db_cunningham@hotmail.com

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New FCC RF safety rules for ham radio – May 3 2021

N2RJ does a great job of explaining this for us.

Highlights:

  1. Before May 3 2021 anything transmitting less then 100 watts was exempt from doing an RF Exposure checklist.
  2. After May 3 2021 everything, even QRP transmitters needs to have an RF Exposure checklist done and kept on file at your QTH.
  3. RF exposure is about safety more then RF interference (RFI). If you are running an amplifier and the antenna is on a tripod next to your chair, you really need to think about what all that RF energy is doing to your eyeballs… No kidding.
  4. For stations already in place, that evaluation must be completed by May 3, 2023. After May  3 of this year, any new station, or any existing station modified in a way that’s likely to change its RFE profile — such as different antenna or placement or greater power — will need to conduct an evaluation by the date of activation or change.
  5. The CARC has operators with plenty of experience on doing an RF Exposure checklist so don’t get concerned if some of this looks difficult. Attend our Sunday night net at 8:30p and ask net control for help, someone will contact you and take you through it. All you really need is a tape measure.
  6. ARRL RF safety page, just click here.

Click on the video for the full story.

ARRL video on RF Exposure Rules..

Some other good links that might help you

http://hintlink.com/power_density.htm
Shows compliance at a given distance



Lake Washington Ham Club and Wayne N6NB
http://www.lakewashingtonhamclub.org/resources/rf-exposure-calculator/
Shows distance to compliance


Ham Radio School Excel Sheet (save XLS file)
https://hamradioschool.com/rf-exposure-calculator/
Show MPE and compliance for a given distance

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Central SC CARC Simplex Net

Please join the 2m simplex net the first and third Wednesday at 7:30p on 146.400 Click for more info

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