PCARA
POLK COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION
PCARA
Field Day 2011
Holding_Mast
Photo: Greg N9CHA
June 25, 2011 - Hold on! All wire antennas were built and erected by these 4 ladies with supervision form Mark KC9GHQ. Denise (red cap), Diana KC9SLN (back to photo), Ruth KDØLUL (white shirt) and Michelle KC9TYL (yellow shirt). They are holding up the 35' mast while other club members attend to the guy lines.
Bill_WY9E
Photo: Rick W9WS
June 25, 2011 - Pondering the antenna installation is Bill WY9E. He provided valuable assistance during set-up and operated during the event.
N9XH_Lunch
Photo: Rick W9WS
June 25, 2011 - Good eats enjoyed by all who worked hard getting the antennas set up Saturday morning. Josh AG9K brought all the food and preparation equipment to assemble a fine Lunch, Dinner, and Breakfast.
KC9GHQ_Mast
Photo: Greg N9CHA
June 25, 2011 - Mark KC9GHQ was in charge of all portable masts and dipole antenna erection. His helpers cut and built the dipoles while Mark measured out the correct distances between masts and made sure they were secure. An 80 and 40 meter dipole were stung end to end with a 15 meter inverted vee attached to the mast closest to the Command Center.
Dipole_Mast
Photo: Greg N9CHA
June 25, 2011 - The dipole mast was tilted up into position. Two sets of guys were used to keep it straight and take the strain from the dipoles. The mast was 30' high with an additional 5' of fiberglass mast on top which supported a 15 meter inverted vee.
Command_Center
Photo: Greg N9CHA
June 25, 2011 - The Polk County Emergency Command Center was used for all radio positions and included a telescoping mast with a tri-band and 6 meter beam attached to a rotor. Inside the air conditioned Center were 4 radio set-ups. 80/15/6, 40, 10/15/20 and 2 meter packet. The on-board generator kept the radios fired up and the operators cool.
Dan_KB9OBF
Photo: Rick W9WS
June 25, 2011 - "Please copy our 3 Foxtrot, Wisconsin!" Dan KB9OBF at the controls of the 40 meter phone station. Dan is a veteran of many field days and enjoys the set up and operations. He also positions the Command Center and makes sure it's level before antennas are attached.
 

Score summary
Our total score is 2230 compared to 1324 last year.

Contact Points: N9XH 3F WI
017 80 Meter Phone
139 40 Meter Phone
027 40 Meter Digital (54 points)
160 20 Meter Phone
094 15 Meter Phone
028 10 Meter Phone
038 6 Meter Phone

503 Total Contacts
530 Total QSO Points

x2 for power multiplier
1060 Contact Points

Bonus Points:
300 for 3 Transmitters on Emergency Power
100 for media publicity
100 for public location
100 NTS message to ARRL SM/SEC
100 W1AW Field Day Message
100 for site visit by invited official
100 for served agency visitation
100 for education event (design & build dipoles)
50 for web submission
20 youth participation
1070 Bonus Points

2130 Total 2011 Points

 

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