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2023 Winter Field Day

Our 2023 Winter Field Day was great fun!! We operated as 3-Oscar (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 the 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 at the end of June. I hope you’ll join us.

 

2019 Field Day Results

2019 Field Day Results - 3F NTX
QSO Summary
BandCWPwr(W)DigitalPwr(W)PhonePwr(W)
40m0017≤150w3≤150w
20m49≤150w48≤150w22≤150w
15m0026≤150w00
10m003≤150w00
6m00001≤150w
2m00002≤150w
Total49-94-29-
QSO MethodCWDigitalPhoneTotal
Total QSOs499429172
Total Points9818829315
Multipliers315x2630
Bonus Points:
DescriptionPointsMethod
Public Location100Hurst EOC
Public Information Table100
Formal Message to ARRL100
Educational Activity100
Social media100Facebook/Twitter
Site Visit100EO - Fire Chief
Site Visit100SA - DHS Officer
Power Source: Generator, Commercial, Battery0
Online Submission50
Total Bonus Points750
QSOsPoints
172630
EarnedBonusTotal
6307501380
Definitions and Additional Information:
EO = Elected Official
SA = Served Agency
*2x Power Multiplier Qualification

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