Operated with the HCRCSG for winter field day. Chris KD9BIX, Barry KC9WMS and Tom WA9YI where all eager to participate and help out. We had several other hams show up including Ron KB9DJA, John KD9ECH and Denis K9JZZ and Wayne KE9P
More info here: k9w-hcrcsg
What is Winter Field Day (from winterfieldday.com)
We believe as do those entities of ARRL Organizations like ARES & RACES that maintaining your operational skills should not be limited to fair weather scenarios. The addition of a Winter Field Day will enhance the already important skills of those that generously volunteer their time and equipment to these organizations. This is why WFDA is open to all licensed amateur radio operators worldwide.
Disasters are unpredictable by nature and can strike when you least expect them. WFDA’s goal is to help enhance your skills and ready you for all environmental conditions found in the US and Canada during the spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Preparedness is the key to a professional and timely response during any event and this is what local and state authorities are expecting when they reach out to the emergency service groups that offer their services.
We managed to operate from 4 PM to 12 PM Sunday. We setup 4 HF stations and operated 2 digital and 2 SSB. One of the SSB stations died and that left us with three stations. We had 9 hams show up and several non-hams. I had a great time and really enjoyed the experience. I think everyone else did too. We operated as a Multiple Indoor event.
Using my Alpha Moto antenna on my vehicle with a Icom ic7100 and a z100 plus tuner I was able to make several contacts on 20 meters.
We also had operating a IC7200 doing mostly digital and a Kenwood TS-2000 running SSB.
Looking forward to next years experience.