Field Day 2000

Location: Gambrill State Park (Frederick, Maryland)

Date: June 24-25, 2000

We came back to Gambrill because the shelters were still being renovated at Washington Monument State Park.

Field Day 2000 Crew
2000 attendees: l-r N3ZYU, K3AN, WA3OFC, WA3PYU, KK6IC, N2AW, WA3SOR, N3IC; camera-shy: W3RQ, WA3LTJ, and N3PLB (who's doing fine after a bit of Field Day excitement)

ATV Demonstration

Paul demonstrates ATV operating on the 432 MHz band, yagi in hand.

Phone StationCW Station

Mike keeps the phone transmittter going (left), while Bob does duty at the cw station (right). Once again, in evidence is Bill's logging program (Mike, do a floppy save!); but Bill wants us to look into using a commercial program next time out.

VHF/UHF Station in FieldBob and Buddy

In the field next to the outhouse the VHF/UHF station can be found. With Paul's collapsible tower, yagi's for 2 meters and 440, and Frank's 6 meter quad (it worked as far as California), we come up with lots of free QSO's.

Bob and MikeFrank and Mike

Bob operates cw and Mike handles phone at left; at right is N3ZYU's proper-looking solar panel used as a natural power source -- Frank can finally retire the Edmund Scientific broken pieces of solar cells he had assembled for Field Day use years ago.

Owings Mills Times Article

After sending press releases for years, the Owings Mills Times actually prints the article!

We went with two transmitters, scoring 5626 plus 900 bonus points. A new high! QSO breakdown:

---Results from December 2000 QST---

December QST CoverQST Score

We scored 30th out of 430 non-battery / non-commercial power entries in the 2A category. We scored 37th out of the total 517 entries in the 2A category (the largest category). With a new high in points, we had the highest score in Maryland once again.

Entries ahead of us in 3-land are:

Duh... There are none!

We carried 3-land!

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