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(My) Field Day – 2

Well, I wasn’t as successful today as yesterday. Field Day started yesterday at 11am, and continued until 2pm today (2100 UTC). Unfortunately for my Field Day activities, it being a Sunday, I didn’t get out of bed until almost 10am. So by the time I packed up the van and made my way up to Sequoia arena in the Oakland hills, it was after noon. And very very hot.

But when I got there they were nearly done packing up. Missed the whole thing (even tho there were almost 2 hours left). But got to talk to some of the people at the Oakland radio club. They had had stations operating in every mode including some digital modes. Should have been there.

Still, it was too hot for me and I headed right over to the much cooler Bay shoreline at »Point Emery (at the foot of Ashby Avenue in Berkeley), and managed to make a few more 20m contacts before the event ended (and while watching some windsurfers in a stiff wind).

All said, AG6RF made 38 contacts over a total of maybe 4 hours. 5 were on 40m, the rest on 20m. That’s not too bad, considering I’m not into contesting. I’m just waiting for the sunspots to return so I can make some long distance (DX) contacts to Europe and Japan. It has been a couple of years now since I made a DX contact. They say we’re at the bottom of the 11-year cycle. So things SHOULD be getting better.

Still, it was a great geeky weekend.

By the way, THIS is what it’s all about

It was produced for last year’s Field Day.



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Richard Friedman lives in Oakland, CA, is a freelance tech writer/editor, web designer, photographer, is a Director of Other Minds, wrote his first computer program in 1962 for the IBM 650. It played dice. He is also a ham radio (AG6RF) operator, and he also takes a lot of photographs, composes music, and does a weekly radio program on KALW called Music From Other Minds.
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