Central New York Amateur Radio Association



ARRL - Field Day 2017

Posted by CNYARA Administrator on September 16, 2017 at 9:05 PM

From: 2017 June 24-25 

There arrived all total 5 CNYARA members to setup and run the Field Day from the Catlin's Home in Pulaski. Rick (KD2HLD), Deb (KD2IUY), and Tom (KD2IUZ) Catlin with the assistance of Marc (KR2HWK) and Josiah (KR2ECP) Araujo (New Amateur Radio Operators Father and Son). Setup and prep work began around Noon and before you knew it we were on the air and making contacts. We had our teaching, safety and emergency stations and assignments. We had all our "bases" covered!

We were able to make contacts in the following areas. 397 on 80m, 11 on 40m, and 48 on 20m. Unfortunately we didn't have a GOTA station, but we did process messages in a tent running a 2m station on battery and connecting to a repeapter for traffic passing that evening.

N2CNY operated as a 2F WNY. We ran on Generator and Battery with a Solar recharger setup and was able to process many stations. Some friends of the Catlin's arrived and we put them on the air to make some contacts too.

It was a wonderful time. All in all we made some wonderful contacts and friends from the weekend and were able to learn some new things and fellowship together.

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