ARRL Field Day, 2016

Jun 24, 06:31 PM

Tested my radio and generator for field day this year. Both work.

Temperature in my shack was 95F at 2 PM, 1400, local. And got back down to 91F by 5 PM, 1700. 44-46 prcent humidity.

I got 4 QSOs completed.

My generator pull cord is jammed. So when I went to start back up after letting it cool off a bit, the generator doesn’t let go of the pull cord when I pul on it. Almost pulled my arm out of the socket. See if we can take it back to Lowes.


Ham Radio, Field Day


2015; ARRL DX Contest certificate

Mar 24, 03:47 PM

My first wallpaper item ! I saw my listing in the January, 2016 QST, but I had no idea I had won anything as I was at the bottom of the list with the fewest points.


Ham Radio, contests


Civilian Conservation Corps special event station August, 2015

Sep 19, 11:25 AM

The Calhoun County Amateur Radio Association had their annual CCC special event station to commemorate the people and the hard work they did. It is held at the stone tower, with museum, the second Tuesday in August.

I was the radio operator from approximately 9:25 AM until approximately 10:14 AM.

Here is their web page on this special event.

The tower with museum attached. CCARA special event station to the right.

another view of the above

Our set up in the shade. We had tried 40m band earlier, but too much static. We switched to 20m band and got better reception. Still had a bit of fading.


front of the musem and CCC statue

one of the displays in the museum

one of the signs in the museum


Ham Radio, special events


not been on the radio for a couple of months

Sep 6, 12:51 PM

wasps in the shack, sprayed for them.

too hot out there as well.

So, June of this year was when I was last in the shack. Now that it is cooling off I’ll try to get out there more often.


Ham Radio, my comments


84 QSOs so far

Jun 29, 11:27 AM

Field Day gave me a big boost in QSOs. Of course, I was finally able to get back on the air in time for Field Day. Antenna move completed.


Ham Radio, my comments


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