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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!

Results:  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 Entry Form K8UNS.pdf

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)

K8UNS 2008 Field Day Bonus Point Documentation.doc

CALLING ALL RADIO AMATEURS.doc

Field Day Observer Article Jun 2008.PDF

Det News article about LARC and FARL Field Day.pdf

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.

Radio operators tune up skills

Amateur Radio operators meet to catch a wave

Ford_Field_Day_Flyer.pdf

2008_Field_Day_Plan_v2.xls

fd-2008-packet.pdf

Pictures!

 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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Last modified: November 14, 2008