Because tropical depression Cindy passed west of our area with 80% risk of rain we rescheduled and decided to set-up for Field Day at beautiful Lake Lowndes State Park. Instead of rain we experienced a beautiful and cool Saturday. With the mosquito tent over the picnic table we set up our station.
For the first time we used an arborist throw line and a throw line storage cube
Did I get it over the limb on the pine tree?
We got visitors, looking for food!
Prince, our guard dog watched curiously the ducks.
Testing, testing……(notice the beautiful settings).
First QSO’s in the log.
A female voice on the airwaves works wonders.
A visitor arrives with the banner.
Other visitors are leaving.
Another view of the station.
A few QSO’s in the log.
Master operator in action.
But now the ladies took over.
My poor log!
Here the ladies are racking up contacts!
Smiley Faces Beautiful Places……………a short break from the radio contacts.
What is Field Day without brats and coffee in a MFJ mug??
We operated as K5ARN, 2A and made 90 contacts til Saturday evening. And we had a lot of FUN! We used one defunct 80m dipole, one 20m OCF and a mag loop. Radios were FT-450, FT-891 and Flex-3000.
The 12’x12′ Wenzel Sun Valley Screen House fits perfect over a picnic table.
The banner in place, we actually had two visitors in the screen house and a lady who wanted a picture of the banner to send to her ham operator daughter.