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NEW YEARS DAY "KITES ON THE AIR" SPECIAL EVENT

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2017

(Approximately 10 AM to 4 PM depending on the wind conditions)

The SAN DIEGO KITE CLUB has held a new years day kite festival for over 25 years. This year members of the CONVAIR/220 AMATEUR RADIO CLUB and ther friends will be operating a portable station using kite supported antennas to make contacts during the event. A 20 meter horizontal dipole antenna will be carried on a 12 foot delta kite (click on the photo to see the antenna wires and coaxial feed line). In addition, a 20/40 meter dual band vertical antenna is currently being tested which will be supported from a large Delta Conyen kite.

This special event will be hosted by Bob (W6SDO), Mert (AF6HF) and Dave (WB6SQA).

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WE WILL BE OPERATING AN AMATEUR RADIO STATION AT THIS EVENT USING THE SPECIAL EVENT CALL SIGN K6K

THE LOCATION OF THE EVENT WILL BE MARINERS POINT PARK (JUST OFF WEST MISSION BAY DRIVE)

THIS WILL BE A JOINT EVENT WITH THE SAN DIEGO KITE CLUB

WE WILL MAKE CONTACTS USING A KITE SUPPORTED ANTENNA FLYING AT 100 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND

AN ADDITIONAL ANTENNA WILL BE AVAILABLE SO THAT WE CAN OPERATION WHEN THE WIND IS DOWN

ONLY ONE TRANSMITTING STATION WILL BE USED IN ORDER TO PREVENT INTERFERENCE AND RECEIVER DAMAGE

THE STATION WILL BE SET UP ON A TABLE SHADED BY AN EASY UP STRUCTURE

BRING YOUR GO BOX AND PLUG IT INTO THE KITE ANTENNA FOR SOME EXTRA FUN

NESTOR (K6JJT) WILL BRING HIS TRUCK MOUNTED SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SO THAT WE CAN MAKE A FEW CONTACTS VIA SATELLITE AS THE VARIOUS SATELLITES PASS OVERHEAD.

THERE WILL BE A POT LUCK FOR THOSE THAT WANT TO BRING A DISH AND PARTICIPATE

BE SURE TO BRING YOUR CHAIRS AND SUN SCREEN.

DONUTS AND DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED

COME AND SEE THE GIANT SHOW KITES FROM AROUND THE SURROUNDING AREA AND NEARBY STATES

THERE WILL BE DEMONSTRATIONS BY WORLD CLASS STUNT KITE FLYERS

COME FLY YOUR OWN KITE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

KIDS WILL BE SHOWN HOW TO MAKE THEIR OWN KITE AND HOW TO FLY IT (MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED)

WE WILL BRING EXTRA KITES AND HELP YOU FLY THEM

SNACK ON A DONUT OR SHARE IN THE POTLUCK FEAST

GET ON THE AIR AND WORK A FEW STATIONS USING A KITE ANTENNA

THE LATEST DETAILS WILL BE POSTED ON THE CONVAIR 220 WEB SITE AND ON OUR K6K QRZ PAGE

THIS EVENT WILL BE HOSTED BY BOB (W6SDO), MERT (AF6HF) AND DAVE (WB6SQA)

 

SEE YOU THERE!

 

 

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