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How was Field Day 2020?

Field Day 2020?  

9 members have voted

  1. 1. Did you operate on FD2020?

    • Yes
      7
    • No
      2
  2. 2. How did you operate?

    • Portable alone
      1
    • Portable with club
      1
    • Remote into club setup
      0
    • Home alone
      7
  3. 3. All things considered: good experience or bad?

    • Had a great time
      3
    • No difference from previous years
      0
    • Did not enjoy this year
      6


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EXPERT ELMER

How did you fare during Field Day 2020? Did you meet up? Did you operate portable? Did you go 1D?

As for myself, we ended up in the field. I operated with the Randalstown/NIH group at Washington Monument State Park. We operated under N3IC as a 3A. We practiced mask-wearing, most of us, anyway. We did have one rogue, but he was respectful of distancing. I feel confident that we were safe.

Setup-wise, I attempted to setup my 40-meter, four-element, wire beam but I was not as successful as I would have hoped. Many lessons learned for next year 🥴

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Tried something new. The video was just an impulse at the last minute. Elecraft K1 with 9AHr battery, Navy Flameproof key, 77 ft random end fed with 14ft counterpoise - near end is about 10 ft up, center is 18 ft up and far end is about 4 ft up. 30 contacts.

Since the video was a very hasty afterthought, I had to steal the audio track from https://youtu.be/J5JKCPoZGKs.

 

 

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EXPERT ELMER

Hey Lind. At least you got out and tried a new setup. Good on ya! I think that in our case, we were a little over-ambitious considering the circumstances. It was a hot, tough, long day. Next year I'm thinking of goin 1C and operating from my car alone. To be decided and continued...

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