What a glorious weekend the Pine Valley Repeater radio operators had while participating in the nationwide ARRL sponsored Field Day. The weather was perfect for this event.
Early on Saturday morning, June 27, several members of the PVR Club gathered at the Field Day site to begin setting up the antennas, communicating stations, and a multitude of other activities in preparation for 24 hours of making as many radio contacts as possible.
By noon, four (4) communicating stations were ready to go, complete with radio operators and loggers. We utilized 4 communicating modes — SSB phone, CW, PSK31, and VHF/UHF. All the stations were busy into the late evening hours … and again beginning early on Sunday morning. Hundreds of contacts were made with other FD participants from all over the U.S. , including Alaska and Hawaii, and even ham operators in Canada. It was a great event!
We used our Club call — W9SSC — as a Special Event Station commemorating the annual Star Spangled Celebration country/western concert. SSC attracts many of the popular country/western stars as well as thousands and thousands of country/western fans.
The 2009 Field Day ended with a delicious potluck dinner. Hmmmmm Hmmmmm Good!
Following are some photos of the ’09 Field Day: