what i did during field day

george fremin iii geoiii at bga.com
Mon Jun 27 13:49:01 EDT 1994

For several years I have wanted to see how many QSOs could
be made on a single band during FD.  So this past weekend
I fired up on 20m SSB and ran a few stations.  I turned the
A/C up a few notches - or is that down, turned the amp on and
pointed the 204ba's at each coast.  
WB5VZL  1 Alpha -- well I was using a Henry but there
                   is not a 1-Henry class! 
20m single band - 17 hours operating time.
QSOs   2845 raw -- 749 dupes!  --  2096 diffrent calls. 

The first hour was a 199 -  starting at 0141z i had a 212 hour. 
The first 10 hours netted an average of 172/hr. 

I worked all of the sections - North Texas was the last 
section to get be worked - and I only worked a 2 or 3 of them.
I did not work very much DX. 
I thought about doing 24 hours - but I had statyed up way too 
late the night before - I worked the BS7 - about 10mins after they
showed up.  
oh - yeah this was all done on 14.226 Mhz -- thanks for all the qsos.  

Worst use of phonetics:  WD0HND -- Have a Nice Day.  please! 
And as always - what is it that makes folks want to call CQ FD
zero beat on me?  I mean I am loud, I am running folks at
better than 150/hr and some guys will spend 1 - 5 mins calling 
CQ FD on top of me?  go figure.  
The pileup was at least 5 to 10 stations for the first 10 hours.  

I am going to make a list of the calls that worked me the most
number of times - if anyone is intrested I will share this. 
No meters like 20 meters!


George Fremin III
Austin, Texas C.K.U.                        
geoiii at bga.com

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