Lotsa good action on the bands today for the contest… We have enjoyed the company of several folks at the club station. The most rewarding to me of course, is seeing the new hams working the radio, and learning the routine. Contests like this one are great for that, as many many folks start this way, and no one needs feel awkward – as flubs and tongue-tangles are everywhere. It’s just part of the process. Lots of questions were asked, and answers flowed freely. Here are a few pics taken thru the day so far.
Just before Wil got here, I had worked a handful of stations on 50 MHz, first time I have used 6m during Field Day. I was glad Wil stopped by as he asked to see the satellite equipment, and he got to hear a few stations via VO-52. On the next pass I was ready with the uplink, and worked station W5MSQ (the Houston QRP club) for our satellite bonus contact ..!..
We’ll have to see how well the wee hours hold up, it’s already been a long day – and its only 11 pm local. Thanks everyone for coming out – really makes it worth it ..!..