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Winter Field Day 2020

Another Winter Field Day has come and gone (more than a few weeks ago due to my belated report). The weather was mild if not just a tad cold at night (for us Floridians anyway). The now annual combined Winter Field Day effort between the Clearwater ARS, St. Petersburg ARC and Upper Pinellas ARC took place the weekend of January 25 at the Clearwater Fire Training Center.

Antenna crew lifting the beam into place on the tall fire tower [Photo by Julie NF1T].
Ron KP2N at the CW station [Photo by ]
Rex KB8ESY and Glenn N4ESU operating one of the SSB stations. [Photo by ]
Tom NY4I at the satellite station talking to Charlie W4OQM. [Photo by ]
Club members working the off-center fed dipole. [Photo by ]
Pre-setup team meeting. [Photo by ]
Operating a SSB station [N2ESPhoto]

So how did we do?

Our total numbers of contacts was above 1200 making for the most we have made from this site in a Field Day (Winter or Summer). The total points of 19788 were sent in at the end of February with the results typically released about 4 months later. We had a great time, made lots of contacts including all possible bonus points and the satellite contact, tried some digital modes and had  a total of 21 operators make at least one contact. Getting new people to work stations is always one of our goals so it’s great to see new people working the radios. Hams making contacts included:

NE4C N4ESU N6MSA WA4OAB AA0O

WR6N KB8ESY KR4U K4OB N4EC NY4I

W4WYR KC1EMJ N4KIN N4GRC NB2G

N4BOZ KP2N WB9AZV KO4V NF1T

From the map below, you can see we worked all US sections and just missed two VE sections.

Dave KR4U operation the CW station while Ron KP2N looks on [N2ESPhoto]
Our hosts [N2ESPhoto]
Rich AA2MF “The Band Boss” talks with Dave KR4U and Ron KP2N [N2ESPhoto]
Tom NY4I operating the satellite station while Jeff NE4C looks on [N2ESPhoto] – Yes, the cigar makes it work better.
Front(l to r): Jack N4KIN, Scott XXXXX; Middle: Rich AA2MF, Glen N4GAC; Rear: Pat AA0O and Norm. [Photo by Julie NF1T]
The power behind it all. [Photoo by ]
Arrow antenna for the satellite contact [Photo by
Ron N6MSA working his Braille keyboard running stations on 80m. [Photo by ]
 

I have lots more photos and some videos to put together into an album. That will be forthcoming along with fixing the credit for some of these photos.

 

See you in June at ARRL Field Day.

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