OARC Field Day 2008

ARRL Field Day is the largest on-the-air operating event in Amateur Radio. It draws tens of thousands to the airwaves each year, bringing new and experienced hams together for a weekend of fun!

 

1137 Total Contacts
607 CW
530 Phone
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Field Day 2008 Pictures, Comments, and Summary

 

 

NØSM's comments which he posted on the KTVO web site:

Thanks for your coverage. The Field Day exercise calls together a lot of skills under less than ideal conditions but that's what an emergency does. Though atmospheric conditions were less than ideal, the club managed to make 1137 contacts with other stations in the 24 hour period including several foreign countries. All in all, it was a lot of fun and a good test for each operator.

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WA0ITP's follow up report to KTVO News:

Thank you very much for the fine coverage of our Ham Radio Field Day this past weekend. We appreciate it and had several visitors that were directly attributable to your coverage Saturday night. One father brought his two sons who were very interested and may pursue a license.

I thought I'd tell you how we did. We made 1137 contacts using both morse code and voice. Contacts were made in all states except Nevada, but including Hawaii and Alaska. The total number of contacts was down a little from the last two years due to diminished radio wave propagation conditions.

Again, thank you, we appreciate the coverage.

Terry Fletcher, WA0ITP Pres, Ottumwa Amateur Radio Club

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ARRL Field Day

1. Field Day Call Used: WA0DX GOTA Station Call:

2. Club or Group Name: WA0DX

3. Number of Participants: 9

4. Number of transmitters in simultaneous operation: 2

5. Entry Class: Check only one.

X A. Club or non-club portable
B. 1 or 2 person non-club group portable
List calls of operators:
C. Mobile
D. Home station commercial power
E. Home station emergency power

6. Check All power sources used.

Generator
X Commercial mains
Battery
Other (list)

7. ARRL / RAC Section: IA

8. Total CW QSO's: 607 X 2 = Total CW QSO points: 1214
9. Total Digital QSO's: 0 X 2 = Total Digital QSO points: 0
10. Total Phone QSO's: 530 X 1 = Total Phone QSO points: 530

11. Total QSO points: 1744

12. Power Multiplier (select only one)

5 Watts or less and Battery powered = 5
X 150 Watts or less = 2
Over 150 Watts = 1

13. Power Multiplier: 2

14. Claimed Score: 3488

15. Bonus points claimed: Please check each block as appropriate and
include required proof of points with your submission. All bonus points
will be verified at ARRL HQ and added to your score.

100% Emergency power
X Media Publicity
Set-up in Public Place
Information Booth
NTS message to ARRL SM/SEC
X W1AW Field Day Message
Formal NTS messages handled (# )
Satellite QSO completed
Natural Power QSO's Completed
Site Visited by invited officials
GOTA maximum QSO's achieved
Non-Traditional mode:
Youth Participation (# )

Total Bonus Points Claimed: 200

16. I/We have observed all competition rules as well as all regulations
for amateur radio in my/our country. My/our report is correct and true
to the best of my/our knowledge. I/We agree to be bound by the
decisions of the ARRL Awards Committee.

Date: 06/29/2008

Call: WA0DX

Signature: Terry Fletcher WA0ITP
Address: 1305 Casper Dr
Address: Ottumwa, IA 52501

E-Mail Address: wa0itp@mchsi.com

CW Digital Phone
QSO Power QSO Power QSO Power
160 0 150 0 150 0 150
80 145 150 0 150 0 150
40 262 150 0 150 349 150
20 71 150 0 150 171 150
15 63 150 0 150 4 150
10 66 150 0 150 6 150
6 0 150 0 150 0 150
2 0 150 0 150 0 150
1.25 0 150 0 150 0 150
70 0 150 0 150 0 150
33 0 150 0 150 0 150
23 0 150 0 150 0 150
GOTA 0 150 0 150 0 150
Totals 607 CW 0 Dig 530 Phone

18. List all callsigns of all operators and number of QSO's completed
of the GOTA Station: