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Re: [CQ-Contest] Field Day

To: Zack Widup <w9sz.zack@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Field Day
From: Gerry Hull <gerry@yccc.org>
Reply-to: w1ve@yccc.org
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:46:09 -0400
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Hey Zack,

I was the only CW Guy at my FD -- I made 550 CW and 200 SSB QSOs on 40m,
with the rest of the entire FD operators making 1300 QSOs on all the other
It was great to hear so much CW activity!  The band conditions on all bands
not great in the East...  40 was really short for a good part of the day.
I worked
all the US except KL7; VEs were non-existent for me west of Ontario!
was a 3-el wire beam at 40'.

Other guys reported high band conditions as stinko.   We had one Q on 10
with a local!

We have 10/5 Mbps internet on-site thanks to Verizon 4G LTE.   That was
as I took Pete  (N4ZR's) suggestion and use the mapping feature of the RBN
to show where
my sigs were being heard.   Non-ham visitors to the site really liked the
It was cool to see the RBN light up in Europe as the sun went down on
It doesn't lie -- I was called by lots of Europeans.   The only flaw, to
some people, is you
need CW for the RBN to work :-)

73, Gerry W1VE (@ K1BKE 4A)

On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 11:40 AM, Zack Widup <w9sz.zack@gmail.com> wrote:

> Another non-volatile post! I had a blast on Field Day this year operating
> at K9CU in a park just north of Urbana, IL. I know it isn't officially a
> contest, but I worked an awful lot of calls I recognized as contesters also
> having fun. Our weather was nearly perfect  All our stations performed
> well. I made about 500 CW QSO's. I think I was once again the only op at
> our FD operation who worked CW. Gotta do something about that! A lot of
> people expressed interest in CW and in learning it or getting better at it.
> 73, Zack W9SZ
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