FIELD DAY 2015
QSY Back to MVARC
Setting up the previous Friday evening. Kelly Jenrick, WB7RFT (front) and Jim Kennedy, W7OUU, taking a breather after the assembly of the tri-band beam that will go on top of the trailer-mounted tower.
Under the watchful eye of Kelly Jenrick, KB7RFT, the crew attaches the tri-band beam to the top of the tower on the tower trailer. Oscar Carranza, KC6GWG, (yellow KOA shirt), Kelly Goodman, KF7UFJ, (wearing cap) and Jim Kennedy, W7OUU (hidden) tighten down the bolts.
|Setup of the MVARC EMComm trailer. Terry Fletcher, K7THF, supervises the setup of the trailer while others toil in the summer heat to assemble the tent in the background.|
Who left the jail cell unlocked? Everyone got loose! |
Part of the setup crew on Saturday morning.
Left to right...
Dave Copmann, WA7SDO
Brent Adamson, K2SAW
"Bil" Johnson, K8MPW
Jeremy Brown, KA7BIF
Bill Carver, W7AAZ
Attaching the canvas side of the tent to the frame. This type of work is well suited for our retired surgeon and OBGYN, Doc Humphrey, AD7M.
|Oscar KC6GWG and his XYL Kim, KD6GLL, (both in Yellow) are the owners of the KOA Campground. They are more than perfect hosts! They have great food and great accommodations! They took wonderful care of us during Field Day.|
Kim Carannza, KD6GLL, the KOA hostess wants you to know if you are planning a big family or business event, they can help you out! Jerome KOA.
Operations in full swing. Saturday afternoon the bands were HOT, and so was the operating.
Front to back...
Steve Hagerty K7WKR, (just out of the picture) and Jim Kennedy, W7OUU, are tuning around on 10 meters to find some contacts.
Jeremy Brown, KA7BIF and Doc Humphrey, AD7M, (behind Jeremy) are winding up on 15 meters.
"Bil" Johnson, K8MPW, and Kelly Klaas, K7SU, are racking up points on 20 meter SSB.
Doc, AC7M, and Jeremy, KA7BIF, waiting for the starting bell to ring.
Frank Remington, K7GSE, and Rosey Goodman, KF7UFI, racking up points on 20
meters (front.) |
Jeremy Brown, KA7BIF, marking where the big points are on 15 meters.
(Way back) Steve Hagerty, K7WKR, on 10 meters.
On the other side of the tent were the 40 meter and 80 meter stations.
A closeup of the 20 meter station with Frank, K7GSE, and Rosey, KF7UFI doing the logging. Kelly Goodman, KF7UFJ (background) conserving energy for a busy day.
Setting up the tents and getting ready for the tasty afternoon meal on the grounds hosted by MVARC and prepared by KOA.
Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club's 2015 Field Day activities.
All photos, video, photo editing, and page layout by Bob, KC7QR.