RARC 2012 Field Day Weblog

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N3IC at (c-98-233-120-199.hsd1.md.comcast.net) wrote on Mon, 27 Jun 2011 12:31:50 (Pacific time):   Booked the shelter today for FD June 23/24, 2012 --- Robert

wa3ofc at (ip98-169-90-115.dc.dc.cox.net) wrote on Sat, 07 Apr 2012 14:18:31 (Pacific time):   Field Day 2012 is less than 3 months away!
Paul has proposed that we run N1MM in network mode so that during the night, when it starts getting slow, a 2nd operator can run Search & Pounce while the 1st operator is Running - or perhaps the 2nd operator fills the bandmap with available Qs. Either way another transceiver and network mode is needed.
I hope to have a second 20m Yagi available as well.
Looking forward to seeing everyone.

WA3IRQ at (c-24-6-114-222.hsd1.ca.comcast.net) wrote on Sun, 08 Apr 2012 18:54:53 (Pacific time):   I just booked flights to attend in 2012!

wa3ofc at (ip98-169-90-115.dc.dc.cox.net) wrote on Mon, 30 Apr 2012 19:25:06 (Pacific time):   Looking at last year's results, we left some GOTA contacts on the table (and each gota contact can be worth 4x a regular contact). We should strive to have 4 Gota operators (either non-hams or non-active hams) that can do 100 contacts, plus some scouts and visitors that can do the remaining 100 contacts. We always need youth for the youth bonus, if you know any youths. We also haven't done the satellite bonus, if anyone out there has skills in that area.

AJ1DM at (ip72-200-174-18.ri.ri.cox.net) wrote on Mon, 30 Apr 2012 19:58:12 (Pacific time):   I'm looking forward to joining RARC for Field Day this year. Frank, WA3OFC, is a college friend who's been very helpful in getting me back into amateur radio, invited me and I've enthusiastically accepted. 73 from Westerly, RI.

N3IC at (c-98-233-120-199.hsd1.md.comcast.net) wrote on Wed, 13 Jun 2012 05:58:51 (Pacific time):   Logan Miller writes: I will be attending this year and will be bringing a generator and gasoline with power cords. Steve Kennick will not be coming this year along with Elaine Kennick. Let me know if anything else is needed. My email is now updated as above.

N3IC at (c-98-233-120-199.hsd1.md.comcast.net) wrote on Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:16:29 (Pacific time):   Preliminary results (haven't opened the files yet):
CW = 1369 contacts, Phone = 1387 contacts, GOTA = 223 contacts. This is a new high for cw! Check back here in the coming days and I'll get the website updated (send me your pics!).

Upon returning home, I immediately got into the tub. I swear when I opened the drain it gurgled in dits and dahs!