Field Day 2018
Location: Washington Monument State Park (Boonsboro, Maryland)
June 23-24, 2018
The crew: 2018 attendees left to right: (rear) W4TG, Logan, WA3KLK, N3IC, K3MZ, N2AW, WA3IRQ; (front) AG6DF, KN3U, WA3PYU, AJ1DM; Not shown: W3CID, WA3LTJ.
Thunderstorms interfered with the Friday antenna installation, but Saturday morning was cloudy only. We had heavy rain Saturday afternoon after everything was set up (no problem). Sunday was mostly sunny for a clean breakdown.
The 40/20/15 Dipole, 40 Meter Moxon, and 20 Meter Yagi
The Rocket Launcher Tribander and VHF/UHF antennas
The 20 Meter Yagi
The Digital and VHF-UHF Stations
The solar panel used for five contacts, the generator used for the rest, and one of Al's power/battery controllers
Mike operating phone; Frank with the mic while Mike watches; and our perennial top-op Bob on cw
Operating in the Dark; John
Scouts and Lee; Paul and Gordon
A Boy Scout Troop Visited
They constructed straight keys out of clothespins; then practiced their Morse!
We went with three transmitters:
QSO's: 1388 cw/digital x 2 =2776
Congratulations to Bob, who returns as our top operator! 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 2018 QST ---
We scored 8th out of 304 (98 percentile) in the 3A category. We had the second highest score in the Atlantic Division (DEL, MDC, EPA, WPA, NNY, WNY, SNJ).
(The overall 3A high score was 14,562 -- ours was 10,074)
Here are the 2018 FD Weblog notes. You can open them in the main browser window by clicking this.