Another wonderful Field Day has come and gone!! Our club had a wonderful turn out this year with 18 members that signed in. While we did not operate the entire 24 hours, we did operate through the evening and some on Sunday morning. For those of us that are Techs or don’t have much HF experience this is a great learning opportunity. Field Days also offer a great time for fellowship and refreshments!
(L to R) K9TZJ, K9DYR, K9DR, & KC9DJU enjoying fellowship while solving the world’s problems!
KD9LJA operating the IC-7300 on 40m & 80m, and W9FND operating the Kenwood on 80m, while K9DYR and W9TDV observe. Photo Credit to KA9SYP.
As a club, we operated 2 radios, indoor giving us the 2I classification. We had the Icom 7300 on 40m & 80m and the Kenwood on 20m.
Below are some stats from the entire 24 hours.
148 Contacts made
29 Contacts on 80m
33 Contacts on 40m
12 Contacts on 20m
W9FD operating the Club’s Kenwood TS-850 on 20m.
We spoke to 34 states, including Hawaii and Alaska and 2 Canadian Provinces. We covered all 10 geographic regions of the US plus the Pacific and Canadian regions.
The states or sections we made contact with are:
MCARC at the 2019 Frankton Heritage Days
MCARC participating in 2019 Indiana Parks on the Air
MCARC at the 4-H Fair-July 2019
Members at the Madison County 4-H Fair displaying equipment. (L to R) President Mike-KC9DJU, Tim-KC9GBL, Vice-President Lew-K9LBB, Secretary/Treasurer Jeff-K9DYR, and Ferrin-N9VZL
Go-box belonging to Jeff-K9DYR on display at the Madison County 4-H Fair.
Our President Mike, KC9DJU put together this “Go-Tower” for display at events, such as the Madison County 4-H fair, as it is here. This radio was used during the fair to make some IRLP contacts. It was also used to run our weekly net on Wednesday night.