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!
We had 1,106 contacts this year, a 6% increase over 2015. We have 3,766 QSO points, a 15% increase. Our claimed score, with bonuses, will be 5,116 points.
The band conditions at the start of the event were really lousy. Everyone who stuck with it and made contacts should feel proud!
But no matter how proud we feel, next year will be even better. That’s the way it is in the DARC!
[One caution…the Field Marshals have warned me they’ll be double checking my late-night math and that the numbers above are just preliminary. Watch this space for updates!]
A special “Thank You!” goes out to all who worked on the planning, set-up, implementation, support and breaking it all down and putting away for another year.
Thank you! If you helped with set up, take down, radio operations, or meals…and also if you offered moral support and good fellowship: thank you for participating in Field Day! The preliminary statistics from our logging software are below.