This year the DARC participated in ARRL Field Day 2019. The Club ran as 3A with 580 QSOs and participated for the allowed 24 hours. Check out the video below to see what ARRL Field Day is all about. (special thanks to Andrei N5ABA for the video production)Continue reading
We’ll have more details about our Field Day success in the next newsletter, but for now…here’s a quick report on our contacts. While we still haven’t returned to the glory days of having actual sunspots on a reliable basis, we made 34% more contacts than last year. We got plenty of contacts, including more than 200 at two stations (one VHF, one HF) powered by solar-charged batteries.
We worked all 50 states and every ARRL section! More details are below.
For the full story about our 2018 Field Day effort, you’ll have to wait for the newsletter. But if you just want to see how many contacts you made, or which ARRL sections we worked from up on the hill, the statistics from our logging program are below. I’m not sure who “JWB” is, but KG5EIU got plenty of contacts for us! He and our club president, Bill KF5ZBL, even made sure that their transmitter was powered by a solar-powered battery, earning us more points.
Our 2017 Field Day operation produced 540 contacts for a total of 3,188 points from contacts and bonuses. A summary of our logs is below.
We hope you will take the time and enjoy Dallas Field Day with the Dallas DARC/REACT Groups.
Winter Field Day 2017 is over and was a first for the DARC. The DARC spent the better part of Sat Jan 28, 2017 out at Dreyfus Point on White Rock Lake Park in Dallas TX.
Results of the ARRL Field Day 2016 have been posted on the arrl.com website – The DARC crew under the W5FC scored 5,216pts, logged 1,106 QSOs and placed 4th in the NTX section. You can view the database results yourself here at this link. Good job, great fun! Thanks to all that participated and helped with the event we look forward to another fun event in 2017.
Did you take any pictures at our Field Day site at Flag Pole Hill? If you did, now’s the time to share! Send pictures—or better, links to your on-line albums—to editor at w5fc.org. Act fast; he’ll be putting the July newsletter together very soon!