Field Day 2012
Photo: Greg N9CHA
June 23, 2012 - Three, Two, One... Fire! Ben KC9ROI launches a projectile over a light pole using an air-powered "spud-gun" to get one end of the 40 meter double-extended zepp antenna erected. Mark W9GWG, Mark KC9GHQ and Joe KB3WYL admire Ben's aim.
Photo: Mike KK9MC
June 23, 2012 - Joe KB3WYL and Chris KC9NVV hold the beams and mast steady as Ben KC9ROI tightens the rotor clamp.
Photo: Greg N9CHA
June 23, 2012 - Dan KB9OBF at the air-pressure control which raises the telescoping mast on the Communications Vehicle.
Photo: Rick W9WS
June 23, 2012 - The mast is in place and waiting for Dan KB9OBF to raise it using the air-pressure controls. Joe KB3WYL, Ben KC9ROI and Chris KC9NVV discuss their plans for routing the coax to the operating positions below.
Photo: Greg N9CHA
June 23, 2012 - PCARA President Rick W9WS poses with ARISS Technical Mentor John AG9D during Field Day Set-Up. Both Rick and John supported the ARISS Contact on May 7th with Farnsworth Aerospace in St. Paul. They had talked to each other prior to the contact but had never met. John flew up from the Chicagoland area to join the crew during set-up and to meet the other hams who were a part of the Contact effort.
Photo: Rick W9WS
June 23, 2012 - Operating the 20 Meter SSB station is Ben KC9ROI. Several club members had the chance to operate the radios during the event. N9XH 2F Wisconsin was the exchange given meaning 2 transmitters in operation within an OEM environment.
Photo: Rick W9WS
June 23, 2012 - Josh AG9K enjoys the use of the digital modes. Here he's operating PSK31 on 40 Meters. Each digital contact counts 2 points.
Photo: Bill K9WEN
June 23, 2012 - When not at the radio controls, Josh AG9K manned the grill. His excellent cooking kept the Field Day crew well fed.

Score summary
Our total score is 1406 compared to 2230 last year.

Contact Points: N9XH 2F WI
061 40 Meter Phone
016 40 Meter Digital (32 points)
199 20 Meter Phone
006 15 Meter Phone

282 Total Contacts
298 Total QSO Points

x2 for power multiplier
596 Contact Points

Bonus Points:
200 for 2 Transmitters on Emergency Power
100 for media publicity
100 for public location
100 NTS message to ARRL SM/SEC
100 W1AW Field Day Message
100 for served agency visitation
50 for web submission
60 youth participation
810 Bonus Points

1406 Total 2012 Points

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