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Field Day

(Wow, has it been that long since I posted?  Arghh.)

As we are in Florida as we seem to be every year at Field Day time, I stopped in for a couple of hours today with the Amateur Radio Association of Southwest Florida at the Red Cross in Naples. They are running a 3F all-ICOM station for Field Day. While I was there, I made 4 QSOs for them on 20 meters (unfortunately I don’t recall with whom; I should have written them down for myself). Propagation was lousy, the band was noisy, and stations were stepping all over each other. I think the stations I worked were in Ohio, Louisiana, Texas, and South Carolina.

(Yes, they were all logged by the club, I just didn’t keep a personal log.)

I heard the guys working the 15 meter station make a few Qs with Indiana stations but I did not get the call signs. Wait, come to think of it, one of them was W9UUU, the Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Association (WVARA).

40 meters was not doing well but they figured it would pick up after sunset.

The ARASWF stations on 15M, 20M, and 40M are running under the call sign NV4Z and will be on the air all night and tomorrow morning till the end of the “festivities”.