Federal Way Amateur
Radio Club
WA7FW

Field Day 2014

 

Many thanks to everyone who came out for Field Day in spite the rain!

 


Washington State Training Mission Number: 14-T-1073
 
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What: ARRL's Field Day 2014
When: June 28th, 2014
Where: LDS Field House
841 South 308th Street in Federal Way
   
  (Click Here for Field Day 2014 Pictures)

A SOGGY 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 2014. 

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.

 

ARRL Field Day is the most popular on-the-air operating event in amateur radio. On the fourth full weekend in June, tens of thousands of amateur radio operators gather for a public demonstration of our service. Field Day is part educational event, part operating event, part public relations event – and ALL about FUN!

Field Day is truly the time in which we bring amateur radio to Main Street USA. By setting up in parking lots, malls, Emergency Operations Centers, parks and even at home, amateur operators learn skills that will allow them to better serve their communities.  Setting up in these public venues gives added public relations value – their friends and neighbors can see and experience the fun and public service capability that their “ham radio” neighbors bring to the community.


   
   

 

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