|Richard, VA3VDP, and the 2014 Digi station|
This has worked out very well for us over the years, and our result last year in our category was the icing on the cake, and proved to us we have a winning system.
Our antenna system is comprised of a 160m OCF Dipole, a 80m OCF Dipole (both OCF's are up at 100'), a 31' vertical for use on 40m and 15m, a "Chillycon Special" for the digi station, and a 10m/15m fan dipole. This year, for the first time, we are adding a VHF station with a 10 element 2m Yagi and a 5 element 6m Yagi.
One thing we do look forward to is our traditional visit on the Friday night to the Sandbanks Bar & Grill in Wellington. We've always found the beer cold and the food good and the outdoor patio is a great place to relax before our ears start to ring with the cries of "CQ Field day".
I'll be on the 40m station as usual, and will be listening intently for the ever elusive VA3QV/qrp. I'm not sure but I don't think I have ever worked Bob from Hay Bay......hopefully this will be the year as I hear he's going to be active from the new mobile shack.
|The view over the bay.|
This year we will also have a "part-time" CW operator dropping in. Ron, VE3GO, will come out during Saturday and spell off the SSB operators on their bands, and pound the key for a while racking up some needed points for us.
Hopefully the propagation Gods will be smiling for Field Day weekend and we start to see an improvement from what we've been seeing over the last few weeks. All the numbers we have seen and studied seem to point to the fact the numbers will be fine for the day.........now, if we can just get the weather man to get things sorted out everything will be perfect!