Field Day 2006
Location: Washington Monument State Park (Middletown, Maryland)
June 24-25, 2006
2006 attendees (left to right): K3AN, K3MZ, WA3PYU, KA3VXM, KG4URX, WA3OFC, Joel, N3IC, N2AW, WA3KLK, WA3SOR; Not shown: WA3IRQ, KI4LGI, WA3LTJ, Michael, Elaine
First, antennas must go up!
Then, antennas must
be checked and repaired!
The MDC Section Manager (WI3N) visits and makes a contact; the Park Ranger avidly follows the operation
Mike runs his ATV demonstration; and also made contact with WI3N operating ATV from his car!
Time to rack up some contest points!
Mike watches Steve; Bill
Kathy supervises Mike; Drew upping the rate
Andy and Bill -- operating in the Dark
Paul says everything's okay (but we won't mention the recurrance of last year's kiss); Frank coaches Itay (with Joel coaching Bob in the background); and star operator Bob. And now we know N2AW's secret to maximizinq QSO points: a good rest. Click here to relive his snoring in between Frank's vocal operating (with sympathy to Shana).
Lee skips out on wedding festivities to drop by and visit; Joel and Frank, when not in the heat of GOTA coaching; and Kathy joins us this year
Drew gets the QSO rate up pretty high;
Bob and Itay tend the barbeque grill
We went with two transmitters plus the VHF/UHF and GOTA stations, scoring 8016 plus 1810 bonus points. A new high! But it's not quite fair to compare, because of the changes in bonuses. QSO breakdown:
80 cw - 227
40 cw - 352
20 cw - 437
15 cw - 64
80 ssb - 265
40 ssb - 427
20 ssb - 415
15 ssb - 268
6 cw - 7
2 cw - 4
432 cw - 3
6 phone - 109
146 phone - 17
432 phone - 4
GOTA cw - 0
GOTA phone - 315
Total: 1094 cw x 2 = 2188 + 1820 phone = 4008 x 2 = 8016
Congratulations to our
top contest op N2AW, who wins five years in a row!
Look at the last page in the Log file for breakdown by band/mode per operator
--- Results from December
2006 QST ---
We scored 10th out of 456 (97.8 percentile) non-battery / non-commercial power entries in the 2A category. We scored 11th out of the total 486 entries (97.7 percentile) in the 2A category (the largest category). We had the highest score in the 3rd call district.
Entries ahead of us in the Atlantic Division (DEL, MDC, EPA, WPA, NNY, WNY, SNJ):
Duh... There are none!
(The overall 2A high score was 13,858 -- ours was 9,826)
Print out a QSL card (pdf format).
for the unzip password
(Photos by WA3KLK, WA3IRQ, and N3IC. Designed to be viewable in 640 x 480 resolution)