Our first attempt at “Winter” Field Day, on the last weekend of January, 2023. Seven operators and several helpers from the club made the weekend special! Here are some photos!
We started setting up three hours before the contest began. Thanks to Cushla and Fran for letting us use their tents! (and Fran for the dining canopy.)
Next came the antennas, including a 6 Meter dipole, an Off Center Fed dipole, and a “Mini-G5RV”
We set up the logging software and got on the air
And time to read the manuals!
Antenna tuners are your friends!
As the sun set, Ben AC2YD added a “Mop Handle Vertical” to our collection of antennas.
And two CW stations made the bulk of our contact points.
We worked into the evening, but didn’t have 80/75 Meters, so we gave up when the upper bands died.
Sunday we added a full-sized G5RV and a VHF/UHF antenna and made a few more contacts. But by noon we were starting to pack up.
Thanks to our photographers: Cushla KD2TCH, Laura K2WWF, Charlie N2CTW, Fran KD2YMX and Jeff WB2WCO.
That’s a wrap.