Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KB1THM, Jun 29, 2020.
Greater Bridgeport Amateur Radio Club ARRL FIELD DAY 2020.
Was wondering if Field Day was going to be great this year but I had a BLAST working 80, 40 and 6 meters Phone, CW, and FT-8 on 6 meters safe at our house. The XYL made pizza and hamburg's and we all had fun together.
Both the XYL and I took part making contacts. Wouldn't say it's a winner, but a lot of fun. 73's Chuck (K8BBE) & Barb (KA8CRF)
Very fun indeed
I worked FT4 on 6 thru 40 meters. for Faster QSO's excluding 30 17 & 12 meters. I enjoyed using my home setup for Field-Day! Most contacts I ever made during this event.
Great video, thank's KB1THM. I had a blast at my first field day - even tho I was making funny faces while pulling up the beam lol
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR SUPER VIDEO WITH THE QRZ TROOPS.
This was the first year in decades that I did not participate in field day. I have served in multiple capacities from simple operating, to station captains, to operations to co-captain of the food preparation and management. Covid-19 has made this too risky this year, so we will see what next year will bring us. I did not participate at home as I am not a contest fan and half of the fun is the service to the amateur community, assisting with the setup and breakdown of the field day location and working with my YL, who is also a ham. Maybe next year!
So much for adapt and overcome. Life is full of risks. Next year won't be any different. 73.
This year was actually fun. I was not sure it was going to be...
Our club setup a spot on our web site that the logging software did uploads to on a 1-3 minute interval. There were a bunch of us playing radio. 2 of us got into a "tiny" competition. I was working FT-8 and he was running SSB. He killed me even though SSB contacts were 1 point and FT-8 contacts were 2 points. FT-8 was just not as fast. I was time constrained at about 30 contacts per hour max rate that I could sustain. He busted 1300+ contacts and did not work the number of hours I did. He is a seasoned contester and this is only my second field day. Last year I got 200 or so contacts. This year was 503. I did work 6,10,15,20,40,80,160. 10 and 15 were busy. That was neat to those bands active.
No, not as fun as the group running in a park or other outside location. But, we did make it a group deal with the logging software hookup.
Wheeee. Let's play radio!