Field Day 2003
Mt. Magazine ARC has been an active participant in the ARRL
Field Day activities since the club was first organized.
Field Day exercises were held on top of Mt. Magazine at Brown Springs.
The club had a good turnout and the overall event was a success.
The main focus of Field Day is to demonstrate emergency preparedness
and the ability to setup and operate communications stations in less
that ideal conditions. This year the club did just that, with many
changes made in the station configuration "on the fly". With less than
ideal band conditions, the Club had to try a number of different
antennas and modes to maximize contacts. A CW (Morse Code) station was
tried for the first time in many years, with much success, thanks to
the efforts of Randy K5BOC.
To learn more about Field Day visit the ARRL website.
Dave K5DAV, Bill W5ZW, Jim KD5NDJ and Chris KB5ZTU,
work to get one of the many antennas connected
and in the air.
More wire antennas
Jim KD5NDJ goes up the tower to work on the 20m beam
Fixing the rotor
Shirley KD5NYF, Cindy KD5SVC, Tim KD5TUZ, Chris KB5ZTU,
Important meeting under the
What's in the cooler Randy? Bill W5ZW, and
Randy K5BOC take a break after Randy's blistering CW session. 55
contacts in 1 hour, way to go Randy!!
Working the bands.
Tom KB5LEF and Dave K5DAV were responsible for many of the total
contacts. Thanks guys!!!
Cameron Bluff --Great view from the mountain top. Click
picture to enlarge.