START TO FIELD DAY 2014!
After a good breakfast at the club's
monthly breakfast - Hams & Eggs at Old Country Buffet, FWARC
club members moved over to the
LDS Field House just to the southwest of the Federal Way
High School's Memorial Stadium to begin setting up for Field Day
Many thanks to everyone who came out the
FWARC's Field Day site on Saturday June 28th in spite of the
rain. I think we all had a great time even when the rain
was coming down in buckets. The group put up three
antennas this year. We had 20 meter dipole, and 40 meter
dipole, and an end fed vertical all up in the air. We
operated 2A with a GOTA station. Our longest contact was
to the South Cook Islands (northeast of New Zealand).
Congratulations to Shawn-W7OMG (with a technician license) for
making that long haul contact for us.
We were visited by a good handful of members
from the LDS Church as well as some of our newest club members
stopped by to see what Field Day was all about. Once we
fired up the grill, the rain stopped and we enjoyed lots of good
food towards the end of the day.