Originally Posted by Byron Kinnaman
Cool, I see a number of wire antennas, a Buddie Pole, a portable vertical (I couldn't tell the brand) It looks like the crank up tower mounted on a trailer was used only for support of some the wire antennas.
I stayed at home, weather was not that good. Both Anne, KE7VUV and I AK7EE, made a few contacts and each worked as 1D. If I'd been really serious about I would have connected battery
and solar panel
and operated 1E.
Maybe next year we'll get into the mountains. I worked field day the last 3 years with the local club, but club politics and doing a lot of the work kind put an end to that for a while.
Hey! Any contact is a great contact Byron, I know well what you mean by club politics, I can definitely detract from the experience, but for me, I get a kick out of doing field day to help get the general public involved.
If someone walks up wanting to know something about Ham Radio, I usually try to get them to sit down and work a contact or two themselves. Some don't take the bait, some do, and those that do come away with a mile-wide grin and a eagerness to get their Ham Ticket. We had a young lady, who tagged along with her Boyfriends Father who was a Ham, who we got to sit down and make some calls. She got a pileup going and logged around 20 contacts! We coached her along of course but after the first few contacts, she got into it and took to it like a pro! Afterward she was giddy! I won't be surprised she & her boyfriend gets involved in ham radio.
It would of been neat to make a contact between us, maybe next year. Meanwhile, check out this link to another photosynth panorama I made
, this one the view inside my screen tent where I had my rig set up outside the Scamp
. I got two of my friends working my rig while I took the photo... '73