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Field Day 2012

Here are some photos submitted by Mike Atwood W9ISI.

This year we were once again at Rock Springs Center but at Pavilion 2. We had two to three stations in operation. Our main bands were 40 & 20 meters and we netted about 40 contacts total. It was tough going - could we say conditions were too good? Strange as it sounds? 20 meters was wall to wall sometimes when you would tune someone in (SSB) you could clearly here two or more signals! We really didn't have any problem being heard, I was running 10 watts and the other station was running 50. It was more a matter of being able to separate someone out so that you could hear only ONE signal!

Not being a large active club we run a "relaxed" field day, operating Saturday afternoon till supper time. We then have a potluck, pack everything up and call it a day. This is our fourth year running this way and we've had a good turnout of club members - coming out to visit. And every year our operations grows just a bit. Plus, I think some of us are learning what it takes to have a successful field day setup. This year all but one station ran on battery power. Yes, we'd like to run something more advanced but we do what we can with what we have and we're having a blast doing it!

Dan Reynolds, KB9JLO - trying to sort out 20 meters. Running about 10 watts.

Ken Schrishuhn, KN9S, trying to get the club radio working on 15 (using a SuperAntenna).


Jerry Sebok, N9RBQ. Studying the manuals...

Randy Young, N9GKD, resting in between QSO sessions.

Ron Dean, WB4GNI, working one at the 40 M station.

We all had a good time and there was time to talk and work out all our ham problems!


We invited the XYL's out for potluck time.



Antenna Photos
This is a 40-10 meter Windom (home made) on a 30' push up pole in a Vee configuration.

Here's a shot of the SuperAntena setup neat the top of the hill for 15 meters.

Here's a shot of Randy Young's (N9GKD) dipole tied up in the tree.

Here's another shot at the feedpoint. Both of the wire antennas seemed to work pretty good.
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