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.
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)
Paul demonstrates ATV operating on the 432 MHz band, yagi in hand.
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.
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 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.
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:
80 cw - 135
40 cw - 324
20 cw - 232
15 cw - 90
10 cw - 27
2 cw - 1
80 ssb - 197
40 ssb - 436
20 ssb - 108
15 ssb - 20
10 ssb - 263
6 phone - 107
146 phone - 62
432 phone - 4
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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