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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:23 AM

Due to scheduling, we obviously could not all do this idea on the same day, but we could make videos and post them in this thread over the next couple of months... before the weather gets bad.

 

What is a "Field Day"?  It's like Amateur Radio Operators who take their 'gear', (radios, antennas and power supplies), out to a remote location and "setup" for communications with others.

 

How would a TI'er do a field day?  Well, you would take your 12V power inverter, or your UPS, with you along with your TI, TIPI/Rpi and cellphone.  Once you setup in the remote location, you would use your TI/TIPI/Cellphone to connect with Heatwave BBS. 

 

Take photos or a video to document your achievement.  Does this interest anyone? 



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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:16 AM

I am not a Texas Instruments collector, but I'm fascinated by the old computers.

 

I am additionally even more fascinated by the concept of a "field day". I would not be able to join, but I'd certainly watch and delight in this amazing little idea!



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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:23 PM

I’m in.

Btw...the weather is bad. In a few months it will get better.

#ValleyofthSunTiusersgroupVAST

Edited by Airshack, Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:25 PM.


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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:38 PM

I’m in.

Btw...the weather is bad. In a few months it will get better.

#ValleyofthSunTiusersgroupVAST

 

Check that hashtag on Twitter...



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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:51 PM

 

Check that hashtag on Twitter...

 

I thought that was an IRC channel.



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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:32 PM

I remember doing ham radio scavenger hunts.  Hey Omega, go hide a bunch of TI swag in the PNW, then drop clues on ChaTTI, AA, Heatwave, etc. and see how many you can get out in the field ;)



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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:37 PM

I remember doing ham radio scavenger hunts.  Hey Omega, go hide a bunch of TI swag in the PNW, then drop clues on ChaTTI, AA, Heatwave, etc. and see how many you can get out in the field icon_wink.gif

 

Hmmm... that is an interesting idea.  If I do this, any hints I drop will only be on Heatwave.  I'd do Chatti too, but as of yet there is no PUBLIC posting, only person to person.  



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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:07 PM

Oh, if you don't want to take you home UPS with you and do not already have a 12VDC to 110VAC converter, here are a couple of inexpensive options to get your "Portable TI" system "out on the road".

 

#1 POWER INVERTER

 

#2 POWER INVERTER






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