2023 Winter Field Day

It wasn’t that cold . . . . at first!

Our 2023 Winter Field Day was great fun!! We operated as 3O (three stations, outdoors). We used independent power ( generator and battery ) for the entire event! Three stations operated continuously throughout the night. The bands were pretty good. We operated 10 and 20 meters until early evening, then 40 meters and finally 80 meters for the last few contacts.
For a few hours we shared the park with a church group of nearly 100 kids who seemed to be using our antennas as goals for their football game. After they left, our antennas were still standing and we continued to operate.
Jeremy, N5KKE brought a smoker and prepared chickens and hot dogs. We ate well and enjoyed moderate temperatures throughout the night, until about 6:00 am.
In early morning the thermometer plunged and the wind picked up. We got a taste of real winter and decided that some kind of tent or shelter with sides would have been a great idea!
Great spirits and good fun kept us warm and we operated until about 9:00 am on Sunday. After filling ourselves with doughnuts and hot coffee we packed up and headed for home and warm beds.
These events are a ton of fun. If you haven’t been lately you’re missing out. Our next field day is the end of June. I hope you’ll join us.

 

HurstARC DMR Net

The HurstARC DMR net began in January, 2021 and continues every month.

The Hurst Amateur Radio Club Monthly DMR Net is a net that is open to anyone, anywhere. All are welcome and encouraged to check-in. This net occurs every month on the first Sunday at 8:00 pm (20:00) on one of the designated club DMR repeaters located in Hurst, Richland Hills, and Bastrop, TX.

Connection information follows:

  • Hurst DMR Repeater – 443.26250MHz, CC1 or
  • Richland Hills Repeater – 440.08750MHz, CC9 or
  • Bastrop DMR Repeater – 440.67500MHz, CC1
  • Talk Group 48778 (Hurst)
  • Time Slot 1

Repeater information can be found here: https://dmrtexas.net/repeaters/ntx/

If you have questions or have a connection (distant member, historic connection, etc.) to the HurstARC and would like to add this talk group to your repeater, please reach out to our board at and we will work with you to get this set up.

We look forward to hearing you.

2018 Field Day Results

2018 Field Day Results
QSO Summary
BandCWPwr(W)DigitalPwr(W)PhonePwr(W)
80m009≤150w00
40m20≤150w28≤150w3≤150w
20m6≤150w8≤150w29≤150w
6m001≤150w00
Total26-46-32-
QSO MethodCWDigitalPhoneTotal
Total QSOs264632104
Total Points429232166
Multipliers166x2332
Bonus Points:
DescriptionPointsMethod
100% Emergency Power400+100Generator+Propane Powered x4 Stations
Media Publicity100Reported to Star Telegram
Social media100Facebook/Twitter
Public Location100Hurst Chisholm Park
Public Information Table100
Site Visit100EO - David Booe, Mayor Pro Tem
Site Visit100EO - Nancy Weldon, City Council, Place 7 (outgoing)
Site Visit100EO - Jon McKenzie, City Council, Place 6
Site Visit100SA - DHS, ICE Agent Noel
Safety officer100Don, KG5DLL
Total Bonus Points1400
QSOsPoints
104332
EarnedBonusTotal
33214001732
Definitions and Additional Information:
EO = Elected Official
SA = Served Agency
*2x Muliplier Qualification