First, if you have pictures from Field Day 2015, send them my way, I want to put up a Flickr photo album. On with the recap:
What a wild ride this years Field Day proved to be. The massive rain storm that was parked on top of us for 12+ hours, responsible for so much flooding and damage around the area, did not show us much mercy. After most of the EZ-Up shelters were swamped before the start of the contest, we were granted access to the cabin building at the back of the Woodlot, which allowed four of us to run stations quite comfortably and remain in a Alpha classification. Combined with Lindsay's covered trailer and John's camper, we were able run a 6A despite the weather. Other items that worked against us were intermittent generator power issues (mostly due to water, and lots of it), a disturbed solar forecast, and heavy winds limiting us to wire antennas (we never had an opportunity to get the tri-band safely assembled and raised). Now that the bad is out of the way, we had a very good run:
Total CW: 92
Total Digital: 165
Total Phone: 218
Total QSOs: 475
Total QSO Points: 732
After Power Multipliers and other Bonus Points, we will be claiming an overall score of 2,414 points. Other Field Day stats follow:
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Band QSOs PWR QSOs PWR QSOs PWR
Hello everyone, here are notes from the Monday night Club meeting:
The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm with 22 members and guests in attendance. The Finance Report was read and accepted, and the annual Liability and Equipment Insurance was authorized to be paid.
Membership: The club currently has 53 members
Committee reports follow:
Education: The V.E. team held a special testing session at the Tedrow Hamfest on June 6 with 5 participants. They report 2 new Techs and 1 new General were earned. KB8ELG reports that the next attempt at a Technician Class will probably be closer to end of the year.
Hamfest: The summer hamfest was a great success, KB8ELG is still collating the revenue and attendance, and will report that soon. We had some great door prizes to hand out with one of the new Techs wining one of the HTs. The ARRL representative in attendance also complemented us on a efficient and well run operation, and looks forward to coming back for the winter hamfest in December.
Field Day: Field Day is almost upon us! It is June 27-28 this year. Here is a quick breakdown of important times:
Setup can start anytime after 8:00pm, Thursday, June 25.
Friday evening is when most of us will be out to setup.
The contest starts Saturday at 2:00pm
The Picnic dinner will be at 6:00pm on Saturday
The contest wraps up at 2:00pm Sunday
The FCARC is holding it's annual summer swap meet this coming Saturday, June 6th. The Hamfest is held at the Roth Family Woodlot in Tedrow, OH, just north of Wauseon. More info can be found at the Hamfest Page on this site. For the volunteers, plan on meeting at the Woodlot on Friday evening, June 5th at 6:30pm to discuss setup (pizza to be provided by the club).