Field Day 2007
Location: Washington Monument State Park (Middletown, Maryland)
June 23-24, 2007
2007 attendees (left to right): K3AN, Lien, WA3KLK, Elaine K.(front row); KA4YVY, WA3OFC, Joel S., N3IC, WA3SOR (center row); KG4URX, K3MZ, Logan M., KG4NXZ (back row); Not shown: WA3PYU, KA3VXM, WA3IRQ, Joel N., KI4LGI, WA3LTJ, KM4MAC.
Hard to see - 40 meter Moxon and
feedline going to 80 meter inverted vee
Frank's wire quads
ATV Demonstration Mode
Mike runs his ATV equipment, broadcasting Drew and Lien
APRS Demonstration Mode
Steve set up APRS and used it to
send message to Section Manager
There were lots of young operators;
Steve teaches proper body positioning
to pick up the contest points
Tending the grill is a must!
(After a long night of operating)
Bob searches for Bill's operating secrets;
Paul also handles the cw station
Drew works the phone station
Frank, Mike, and Kathy at the VHF/UHF station
Lee, Joel, Bill, Bob
We went with two transmitters plus the VHF/UHF and GOTA stations, scoring 5734 plus 1610 bonus points. QSO breakdown:
80 cw - 319
40 cw - 330
20 cw - 231
15 cw - 13
80 ssb - 98
40 ssb - 312
20 ssb - 216
15 ssb - 52
6 cw - 8
2 cw - 0
432 cw - 0
6 phone - 33
146 phone - 38
432 phone - 7
GOTA cw - 100
GOTA phone - 109
Total: 1001 cw x 2 = 2002 + 865 phone = 2867 x 2 = 5734
N2AW was a no-show, which
let yours truly lead the way!
Look at the last page in the Log file for breakdown by band/mode per operator
--- Results from December 2007 QST ---
We scored 25th out of 477 (94.8 percentile) non-battery / non-commercial power entries in the 2A category. We scored 28th out of the total 518 entries (94.8 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 13,595 -- ours was 7,344)
Print out a QSL card (pdf format).
for the unzip password
Here are the 2007 FD Weblog notes. You can open them in the main browser window by clicking this.
(Photos by WA3KLK, N3IC. Designed to be viewable in 640 x 480 resolution)