Field Day 2018
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Location: Washington Monument State Park (Boonsboro, Maryland)

Date: June 23-24, 2018

Facebook: Randallstown ARC


Field Day Group

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.


Antennas

40/20/15 Dipole
40 Meter Moxon and 20 Meter Yagi

The 40/20/15 Dipole, 40 Meter Moxon, and 20 Meter Yagi

Rocket Launcher Tribander VHF-UHF Monopole

The Rocket Launcher Tribander and VHF/UHF antennas

20 Meter Yagi 20 Meter Yagi

The 20 Meter Yagi


Equipment

Digital Station VHF-UHF Station

The Digital and VHF-UHF Stations

Solar Panel Yamaha Generator Power Controller

The solar panel used for five contacts, the generator used for the rest, and one of Al's power/battery controllers


Operating

Mike Frank and Mike Bob

Mike operating phone; Frank with the mic while Mike watches; and our perennial top-op Bob on cw

Operating in the Dark John

Operating in the Dark; John


Outakes

Scouts and Lee Paul and Gordon

Scouts and Lee; Paul and Gordon

Drew Dinner

Drew; Dinner!


A Boy Scout Troop Visited

Building a Straight Key from a Clothespin Building a Straight Key from a Clothespin
Building a Straight Key from a Clothespin Building a Straight Key from a Clothespin
Building a Straight Key from a Clothespin Building a Straight Key from a Clothespin
Building a Straight Key from a Clothespin Building a Straight Key from a Clothespin
John with entire ScoutTroop

They constructed straight keys out of clothespins; then practiced their Morse!


We went with three transmitters:

Scoring Ranking

QSO's: 1388 cw/digital x 2 =2776
+ 1436 phone (GOTA contributed 95) = 4212 x 2 = 8424
+ 1650 bonus points = grand total 10,074


Logs & Analysis  |  Station List  |  ARRL Submission  |  W1AW Message

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.


--- Waiting for results from December 2018 QST ---

This was our highest cw score ever. 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.


        2018 QSL card


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



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