Field Day 2004

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". A PSK31 station was setup to try the effectiveness of the digital modes in and emergency environment. The results were good, and some new folks were introduced to digital modes. A CW (Morse Code) station was setup again this year, with much success, thanks to the efforts of Randy K5BOC, who contributed 180 contacts to the overall effort. Thanks Randy.
These pictures were also submitted by Randy K5BOC.
To learn more about Field Day visit the ARRL website.

Donald KB5PWL ties off the tower.
Bill W5ZW, Dave K5DAV, Tom KB5LEF, and friend discuss Field Day
Jim KD5NDJ works PSK31 on 20m
6 meters
Kevin KD5WVV, Lance KD5SHK play with 6m
Andrew KE5AQG works GOTA.
40 meters
Wendell KD5WIQ, Marvin KC5TMU work 40m Station
Chris and son
Chris KB5ZTU and son working the 40m band.
Andrew KE5AQG on 40m.