This year’s Field Day was quite different than all past Field Days. Like most Clubs and Groups across the Country, we chose to participate from our homes due to Covid-19 health concerns. Despite the lack of camaraderie and pizza, it was fun and productive. Five of our members made contacts from their home base. A variety of modes, bands and power sources were employed. CW and phone were the main modes and Commercial and Battery power were utilized.
We recorded 143 contacts in 15 different States and 25 different Sections. Two rookie members, Paul KN6DRM and Dan KN6DRN, participating in their first Field Day, recorded a combined contact list of 69 stations. Well done! This was a Field Day to remember with unique circumstances. We look forward to a more traditional event next year when we can all be together.
After recently learning the the Association has not approved the Sports Pavilion area open for Club activities, we have decided to participate in Field Day from our individual homes. The ARRL has approved this manner of logging contacts and submitting them under the Club’s name for aggregate credit. We hope everyone stays safe and has fun making as many contacts as possible. Further information can be found by clicking on the below link.
The ARG will begin our weekly Monday Evening meetings at the Sports Pavilion – weather permitting – starting June 1, 2020 at 6:30 PM. We will be practicing Social Distancing as outlined in CDC recommendations. All are excited to resume our Summer Schedule and we look forward to seeing each other again.
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We look forward to having a great 2020 – come and join us if you’re interested in learning about the latest technologies and activities of Ham Radio.
For those interested in upgrading their license Class, or, perhaps for those new and interested in ham radio, here is the link to the latest NCVEC Question List. Even for those who hold existing Technician, General or Extra Class licenses, there is always new information and things to learn from the newly released Question Pool. Take a look and enjoy! http://www.ncvec.org
The LHARG will once again be at the Annual Lifestyle Expo in Orchard Creek Lodge on February 25, 2020 between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Come over and meet us and we’ll be happy to show you some of the “ins and outs” of our fantastic hobby.
The Group has been approved to use the Sports Pavillon for the ARRL Field Day June 27-28, 2020! Get your gear “tuned up” over the winter and we’ll have another great event in 2020, writes President Stuart Gallant.