[CQ-Contest] Field Day and contesting...

Bill Coleman aa4lr at arrl.net
Thu Jul 1 18:45:12 PDT 2010

On Jul 1, 2010, at 2:34 PM, Zack Widup wrote:

> I have never operated from home on FD. It's fun to me as a FIELD day. I do
> enjoy all the QSO's with 1D stations, as they help fill our category A logs.
> And I realize they can do whatever they want to. If they want to have fun
> calling CQ and running stations, well OK, but that's not FIELD day. To
> me, that would be just something to do for fun. It's not the same level of
> participation.

I totally agree with you Zack. Field Day is the most fun out in the field, whether you are sweating in a parking lot under a tent being bitten my mosquitos or in your RV with air conditioning.

However, I haven't really been able to do Field Day the last several years. I joined the N4N crew about four years ago, but I've not been able to commit. When you can only do part time, sometimes 1D or 1E is the best you can do. (Heck, I didn't even manage to do that this year)

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net
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