Field Day 2007


Location: Washington Monument State Park (Middletown, Maryland)

Date: June 23-24, 2007

Field Day Group

The crew:
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.


40m Moxon
Hard to see - 40 meter Moxon and
feedline going to 80 meter inverted vee


Frank's wire quads

VHF/UHF antennasVHF/UHF antennas zoom
VHF/UHF antennas

ATV Demonstration Mode

ATV MonitorMike with ATV camera
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

Visitor Log

Visitor Log

Young Ops

GOTA CoachingYoung Operators
There were lots of young operators;
Steve teaches proper body positioning
to pick up the contest points


Milling around

Tending the grill is a must!

(After a long night of operating)


Bill and BobPaul
Bob searches for Bill's operating secrets;
Paul also handles the cw station

Drew works the phone station

FrankVHF Station
Frank, Mike, and Kathy at the VHF/UHF station

Lee et. al.
Lee, Joel, Bill, Bob

We went with two transmitters plus the VHF/UHF and GOTA stations, scoring 5734 plus 1610 bonus points. QSO breakdown:

Total: 1001 cw x 2 = 2002 + 865 phone = 2867 x 2 = 5734

Station List |  Log |  ARRL Submission

Tracking results from Bill's WinFD program:

Operator Stats

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 ---

December 2007 QST2007 QST score

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)

Here are the 2007 FD Weblog notes. You can open them in the main browser window by clicking this.

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(Photos by WA3KLK, N3IC. Designed to be viewable in 640 x 480 resolution)