Field Day 2017
Location: Washington Monument State Park (Middletown, Maryland)
June 24-25, 2017
The crew: 2017 attendees left to right: (rear) KN3U, N2AW, Logan, K3MZ, W3MIT, AG6DF, W4TG; (front) WA3KLK, WA3PYU, WA3IRQ, N3IC, K3SX, Joel; Not shown: W3CID, WA3LTJ, K3MRI.
Thunderstorms were predicted for Friday and Saturday morning, but they didn't materialize; the weather was great!
The Rocket Launcher Tribander
The 20 Meter Yagi
The VHF/UHF Antennas had to be assembled, too
Don't forget the two-element 40 Meter Moxon!
The VHF and GOTA Stations
The 12vdc powering the radios comes from 120vac... which comes from... gasoline! Total of 11.76 KWH energy used during the FD period.
Something sure is puzzling!
Paul, Frank, and Drew
Al, Bob (top op who doesn't need a mike), Victor
Sid, Mike coaching Logan, Andy
Robert on cw with Drew on phone; John at digital station, Frank perusing GOTA
Paul gets young visitors to make some GOTA QSO's
Getting the tents ready for nightfall
We went with three transmitters:
QSO's: 1274 cw + 13 PSK31 x 2 =2574
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 2017 QST ---
This was our third highest cw score ever; our second highest phone score ever; our highest in overall QSO points. Of course, most of the other years were 1A or 2A! See the RARC Home Page and the year-to-year worksheet in the spreadsheet for comparisons.
We scored 9th out of 321 (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 15,092 -- ours was 10,644)
Here are the 2017 FD Weblog notes. You can open them in the main browser window by clicking this.