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Jock White Memorial Field Day

 

This is another annual event I really enjoy! I have only entered twice since gaining my licence in 2007, but have thoroughly enjoyed the contest. The first time I entered, I was in our back yard, in a tent, with a generator for power! Running my old FT-101ZD into a dual band 80/40m dipole some 15ft off the ground! I was going great too, until the generator developed an intermittent power supply issue, which soon became a permanent failure.

Next day I pulled the gennie apart, and found the culprit! A quick solder job later and was back on the air! In fact, that was in 2008, and the generator has been going strong ever since! (Unfortunately it now has a new owner...)

So, the next field day, I was entered as a home station, but still really enjoyed the contest. I never did very well, but my ambition is to get setup out in the field somewhere, and really get into it! See if I can keep up with some of the big guns in the contest.