Many of you will know that WFD was at one time sponsored by SPAR, the Society for the Preservation of Amateur Radio. That organization folded up late last year and a new organization was quickly formed to keep the idea alive. I have the privilege to sit on the Executive of that organization as the sole Canadian representative.
It was a lot of work to get WFD up and running this year, but it was really worth it, and obviously from the result we have seen this weekend, I think we did a good job.
Just a note on WFD 2017.....there will be some rule changes coming as a result of what we learned this year.
At 1645 on January 30th, just before it all started, the propagation report was: SFI=114. SN=49. A Index=3. and K Index=0. Not bad, but we have had better....but given that the solar cycle is dying we can't complain.
About 80% of my contacts were done via PSK31. This is the very first contest I have done using any digital mode, but it won't be my last....I have a great time with it. My contest macro's worked very well, and I only had to make two very small changes after I started.
Not only North American stations took part. We had stations from Cuba, Belgium, France, Holland, the UK, and Poland take part which was really nice to see.
Over all I had a total blast and can't wait for summer field day in June......even if it does mean mosquitoes !!
Provinces and States that I worked this weekend.