Our entry has been submitted to the Winter Field Day folks. Before I bore you with the numbers, I want to share the soapbox that was submitted.
“Thanks to the aftermath of “Winter Storm Harper”, we were faced with finding a new operating location at the last moment. Thanks to KD8BBK (our chairman), and KE8HCY (our club president), we were able to set up in a church gymnasium here in Alliance. Our turnout was encouraging. “
“We are already scouting outdoor 24 hour locations for the 2020 event. “
“While scores are recorded, I believe that the takeaways from this event go way beyond the number of contacts that we made. It is a great social event for us. Our chili cook off was won by Tomas, KC8ZEH. He now has a target on his back for next year’s cook off. “
“We also learned a lot about what works, and more importantly, what does not work for on-the-fly portable operation. “
“Thanks to the WFDA for all the work, and all the grief they have to put up with to grow this event! “
“Thanks DE W8LKY! “
Granted, I was not present at this year’s event, but Tony kept me apprised of the fun that was being had. That being said, I hope that you all thanked Tony & Ron for pulling this event off in the face of some difficult circumstances. The snowstorm the weekend before made the church camp unusable without a lot of work.
There were a lot of others who worked hard to make this a fun event for the club. Thanks to all of you!
Now, here are the numbers:
Total Contacts by Band and Mode:
80 PH 15
40 CW 24
40 PH 52
20 PH 16
We always look forward to Winter Field Day. After all, who ever said that emergencies only happen in the summer?
Last year, We operated class 3I (3 transmitters – Indoors) and made a total of 108 contacts (77 Phone / 31 CW). With bonus points, our final score as submitted is 2,612.
You can learn more about Winter Field day at www.winterfieldday.com
Here’s some pictures of our WFD 2017 setup.
( Thanks to Tomas, KC8ZEH, and Paul, K2ASA for these pictures.)