Greetings to all club members, Friends of the KCRA and fellow HAM’s!

All members and friends are welcome to or next special meeting.  We will be thanking the Sponsors, who donated generously to buy the new equipment.  We are also showing our appreciation to the Tech-Team for all the hard work they did on the repeater(s), antenna, and cabling!  There will be some bubbly and food to celebrate!

What an excellent Field Day! Two days of great weather, and overnight camping.  We out did our last year’s Field Day!!  Setting up went much quicker this year.  We were up with power around 10:30 am on Saturday. The operators are getting much better at logging contacts; we used the more accurate electronic logging!!  The five stations we operated covered most bands, except 160m.

Here is a breakdown of what we did:

Score Summary:
            CW Digital Phone Total
Total QSOs   0      15   236
Total Points 0      30   236   266 Claimed Score = 532

Band/Mode QSO Breakdown:
     CW          Digital     Phone
     QSOs Pwr(W) QSOs Pwr(W) QSOs Pwr(W)
80m                          80   150
40m                          59   150
20m              15   150    76   150
15m                          16   150
10m                           1   150
6m                            4   150
TOTAL 0          15         236
The most exciting thing we did was have a WEB cam operational Saturday around 10:30 am, and active until we shut down on Sunday 12:00 pm.  The numbers of viewers were more than we ever had expected.  There were over 1,000 hits, and 453 viewer hours, with at least one viewer from each of the following countries: Afghanistan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China, all over Europe, the Philippines, Japan, Israel, Argentina and Russia.

Our good friend Yigal, K2EFG, was set up on the East side of the Belt Parkway, Brooklyn running %100 Solar Power.  He did very well operating with two stations just using Solar Power!!
Here is a link to what he was doing: “ARRL Field Day 2012 Brooklyn Belt Parkway East”

73’de KB2PSI, Vinny

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