Welcome to the 2008 Field Day Page!
Congratulations to all who have participated in this year's Field Day. We had sun, downpours, cool weather, and near miraculous band openings. The Field Day submission package has been sent to the ARRL. Here is the package we sent, a statistics page showing our contacts, plus some pictures from Field Day!
The LARC-FARL Club earned 4th place for Michigan among 2A club stations, 57th overall, with 5,328 points. There were 487 entries in this class. Congratulations to all!
2008 Field Day Statistics.xls (includes the log files for both stations. These files can be searched via drop down menus for band, mode, and operator)
The above is the web page put in .pdf format. Below are two links to Detroit News articles about Field Day. The first is a background piece, the second is from actual interviews and a visit by Jessica Nunez, a Detroit News reporter.
Up goes the end pole of the G5RV antenna for the SSB station
View of the antenna installation from above
This is the SSB tent, before adding the vistor's chairs
Debbe and Al getting out of the rain shower prior to the contest start.
View of the Food tent, one of the more popular operating locations!
The information table inside of the GOTA Tent.
The GOTA Station, with the antenna construction crew in the background.
All gathered around the GOTA station just before the start of Field Day, getting a brief introduction to the Field Day Logging program by Dave, N8HKU.
CW Station operation. This crew made an incredible number of contacts!
A 2m/440MHz antenna and mount for operating satellite.
The CW station being videotaped by Jessica Nunez from the Detroit News. Jessica put together an article about our Field Day plus a video on the Detroit News website.
Evening operating on the SSB station. Lynette is operating, Al is logging.
Visit by the Livonia Police Dept Emergency response group regarding Amateur radio capabilities during a disaster. The Livonia Amateur Radio club has an Emergency Operations Center station in the basement of the Livonia Police Department
Dusk Saturday night at Field Day
Shunsuke operating and Bill logging on Sunday.
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