Field Day 2015
(Revised 11/3/2015)


Location: Washington Monument State Park (Middletown, Maryland)

Date: June 27-28, 2015

Field Day Group

The crew: 2015 attendees left to right: (rear) W3CID, Logan, AJ1DM, K3MZ, W4TG, W3MIT, WA3PYU; (front) KN3U, N3IC, AG6DF, WA3KLK, N2AW; Not shown: WA3LTJ, KG4URX, KG4NXZ, KM4EFH, Lucas, KB5WGT.

Group with Antenna


FD2015a (0:02) FD2015b (2:35) FD2015c (22:03)

Thanks to Gordon and his iPad for the first two videos of Frank & Company putting the antennas up on Friday. My Android tablet provided this year's version of Big Brother's 24-hour surveillance!


Rocket Launcher Tribander

Rocket Launcher Tribander (internet link dish, too)

Ladder Beam Mast

The Ladder beam and Dipoles


Generator Solar Panel

The all important generator and natural power source!

The Shelter

Shelter Shelter

It was a very dreary Saturday. We needed tarps on both sides of the shelter to shield us from the wind and rain. Frank & Company put most of the antennas up on Friday before the rains came.


Paul Bob

CW ops Paul and Bob

Mike John, Victor

Phone op Mike, GOTA ops John and Victor




Visitors Lucas and his Dad

Visitors included youth operator Lucas and his Dad


PSK Logan, Robert

Victor's PSK31 setup; Logan and Robert relaxing

We went with two transmitters:

Scoring Ranking

QSO's: 1117 cw x 2 = 2234 + 1511 phone = 3745 x 2 = 7490
+ 1310 bonus points = grand total 8,800

Logs & Analysis  |  Station List  |  ARRL Submission

Congratulations to Paul K3MZ, who breaks through as our top operator for the first time! Look at the Operators worksheet in the Logs & Analysis spreadsheet for breakdowns by band, mode, operator, bonus point allocation, pie charts, QSO rates, and more (operator rankings including bonus points differ slightly). The year-to-year comparison worksheet is updated.

--- Results from December 2015 QST ---

This was our fifth highest cw score ever; our eighth highest phone score ever; our eighth highest in overall QSO points. See the RARC Home Page and the year-to-year worksheet in the spreadsheet for comparisons.

December 2015 QST2015 QST score

We scored 20th out of 391 (95 percentile) in the 2A category. We had the highest score in the Atlantic Division (DEL, MDC, EPA, WPA, NNY, WNY, SNJ).

(The overall 2A high score was 15,108 -- ours was 8,800)

        2015 QSL card

        Print out a QSL card (pdf format).
        for the unzip password

Here are the 2015 FD Weblog notes. You can open them in the main browser window by clicking this.

RARC Home Page

(Photos by Logan, W4TG, N3IC. Designed to be viewable in 1024 width resolution)