SLSRC’s Field Day for 2017 has come and gone, but will always be remembered by the wonderful time had by all, the beautiful scenery, and temperatures in the 80s both days!
For those involved with the setup, Field Day preparations started off with breakfast at the Denny’s in Fenton. Following breakfast, the crew headed to the Smith Pavilion at beautiful Queeny Park in St. Louis County to erect the club’s new tower, and the other antennas. Field Day officially began Saturday at 13:00 hours (18:00 UTC). Stations operating as WØSRC were set up to operate on SSB, CW, and Digital.
An educational activity in the afternoon was a demonstration on Fox Hunting using 2-meter tape-measure beam antennas. Some of the antennas used were actually built at the 2016 Field Day. Cliff (KCØSDV) provided the instruction, and Joe (WØFY) hid the fox and also helped those who particiated in the hunt.
Dinner, provided by the club’s Social Committee, consisted of barbequed hamburgers, hot dogs, and back by popular demand…BRATS! What made the dinner extra special was the delicious side dishes and desserts provided by attendees.
The SLSRC Field Day night crew held down the keyers and transmitters during the overnight shift, and kept the mosquitoes at bay with great weather. Fred (N9BSO), George (WØGRW), Pat (KBØCCN), and Kyle (NØKTK) rounded out the SLSRC members who spent the night making contacts on 20, 40, and 80 meters on both SSB and CW. With great weather and very little bugs, it made for a very enjoyable night working other Field Day stations.
For the hearty souls that stayed overnight, a great breakfast was served by Karen (KDØLGB). Following breakfast, operations continued until 13:00 hours when the antennas came down and Field Day 2017 officially came to a close.
As always, Field Day represents not only preparation and training for emergency communications, but also is a great time for hams to get together, meet new hams, as well as old friends.
Hope to see you at Field Day 2018…June 23-24. Save the Date !!!
From George (W0GRW) our results are below.