PARC Field Day 2016

*From the archives of my old blog Just Us Owls*

2016 Field Day Logo

This past weekend was Field Day, for Ham Radio operators it is a time to practice skills in Emergency Communications and Operations, make contacts and just plain old have fun!  Our designation/section was 4AME.

I was able to Get-On-the-Air under an Extra Class License and use HF to make 11 different contacts!  I want to thank WA1JMM for allowing me to operate under his license and have a good time doing it!

Photos were taken by both KB1WEA and KB1WRY.

WA1JMM in his A/C Photo Credit: KB1WEA
WA1JMM in his A/C
Photo Credit: KB1WEA
K1PQ Field Day operation was surrounded by commercial, government and amateur towers. The tower second from left belongs to PARC and is the home of N1BUG/R (147.105) and the new K1PQ/R (444.950). Photo Credit: KB1WEA
K1PQ Field Day operation was surrounded by commercial, government and amateur towers. The tower second from left belongs to PARC and is the home of N1BUG/R (147.105) and the new K1PQ/R (444.950).
Photo Credit: KB1WEA
KC1FLG, KC1WRZ, & KB1WEA.. A big thanks goes out to Bill Welsh (KB1WEA) for taking on the role of FD Coordinator & trouble-shooter extraordinaire! Photo credit: KB1WRY
KC1FLG, KC1WRZ, & KB1WEA.. A big thanks goes out to Bill Welsh (KB1WEA) for taking on the role of FD Coordinator & trouble-shooter extraordinaire!
Photo credit: KB1WRY
KC1FLG (Ed Tatro's) 1st FD experience operating the GOTA Station (KB1WEA's KX3)
KC1FLG (Ed Tatro’s) 1st FD experience operating the GOTA Station (KB1WEA’s KX3)
PARC President, Debbie Kaczowski (KB1WRY) mentors Ed Tatro (KC1FLG) out in the open on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Get-On-The-Air (GOTA) station. They are operating a KX3, KXPA100 to multi-band ground plane on 20 meter SSB. In the background, George Dean (WA1JMM) is operating 40 meter CW from his air-conditioned truck... Photo Credit: KB1WEA
PARC President, Debbie Kaczowski (KB1WRY) mentors Ed Tatro (KC1FLG) out in the open on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Get-On-The-Air (GOTA) station. They are operating a KX3, KXPA100 to multi-band ground plane on 20 meter SSB. In the background, George Dean (WA1JMM) is operating 40 meter CW from his air-conditioned truck… Photo Credit: KB1WEA
Safety! Safety! Safety! Yellow caution tape around antenna guy wires.
Safety! Safety! Safety! Yellow caution tape around antenna guy wires.
WA1PBR, Ben Kittredge, operating on 40 meters. Photo Credit: KB1WEA
WA1PBR, Ben Kittredge, operating on 40 meters.
Photo Credit: KB1WEA
Chuck Nevala (KC1UCK) operating digital modes. Photo Credit: KB1WEA
Chuck Nevala (KC1UCK) operating digital modes.
Photo Credit: KB1WEA
KB1WRZ, Dave Ramsey, operating in late evening/early morning.
KB1WRZ, Dave Ramsey, operating in late evening/early morning.
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Element 3 Exam

CQ! CQ! CQ!  de KC1FLG…

My brothers and sisters,
family both blood and spiritual,

I ask that you keep me in prayer.  I have enormous test anxiety when ever I take a test and tomorrow I sit for the Element 3 Amateur Radio Exam (General Class License Upgrade).  I will drive an hour northeast of my home to Merritt Island and take the 35 question exam at 17:30 Eastern Time.   I know the material and have been passing the practice exams.  Just a tad nervous.  If I recall I was this way prior to taken the Element 2 (Technician Class) which I passed with only two incorrect answers.  I thank you in advance for the prayers.