Category Archives: Field Day

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.

 

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

Amateur Radio Week – June 17-23

On June 11th, 2013, the Mayor of the City of Hurst, Richard War, declared June 17-23, 2013 as Amateur Radio Week in the City of Hurst. Members of the Hurst Amateur Radio Club Executive Board were in attendance at the City Council meeting and heard the proclamation read aloud by City Councilman David Booe.
The proclamation recognizes the role of amateur radio and amateur radio operators’ service to the community and readiness to respond during events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, disasters, and other communications emergencies.
The proclamation also acknowledges the ARRL Field Day exercise that will take place on June 22-23, 2013. This exercise is a “24-hour emergency preparedness exercise and demonstration of radio operators’ skill and readiness to provide self-supporting communications without further infrastructure being required.”
The Hurst Amateur Radio Club and Hurst RACES will be participating in the ARRL Field Day from Heritage Village Pavilion located at 837 W. Pipeline Road next to  Hurst Fire Station #2 for the entire 24 hour period and visitors are welcome.
The full text of the proclamation is available here.