Our Field Day 2017

 

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.

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For the first time we used an arborist throw line and a throw line storage cube

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Did I get it over the limb on the pine tree?

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We got visitors, looking for food!

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Prince, our guard dog watched curiously the ducks.

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Testing, testing……(notice the beautiful settings).

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First QSO’s in the log.

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A female voice on the airwaves works wonders.

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A visitor arrives with the banner.

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Other visitors are leaving.

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Another view of the station.

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A few QSO’s in the log.

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Master operator in action.

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But now the ladies took over.

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My poor log!

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Here the ladies are racking up contacts!

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Smiley Faces Beautiful Places……………a short break from the radio contacts.

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What is Field Day without brats and coffee in a MFJ mug??

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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.

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