We all had a beautiful day August 29th for our DXpedition to Spar Island in Mount Hope Bay. We had around 250 contacts worked for the day in about 5 hours of operation. Wind conditions really picked up during the afternoon hours making it really difficult to operate and listen in on the very weak incoming signals. We got really good signal reports with our salt water amplifier and maybe we will even go out again for this next year. Thank you for all that worked us.
Field Day 2015 was a success for the club. Many contacts were made despite conditions and it was good having several operators throughout the 24 hour operating period. Weather certainly wasn’t fantastic with heavy rain and windy conditions but the weather held during setup and breakdown which allowed for operation throughout the night. Modes worked ranged from RTTY to SSB and CW. We had several visitors throughout the day including citizens from the Pawtucket, RI area and Emergency Coordinators from the City of Pawtucket. It was certainly a fun filled and exciting weekend.
The club will be taking a trip, in late August, to Spar Island, a small sandbar out in Mount Hope Bay. The club will be taking a couple of boats owned by club members Steve (N1IBC) and Doug (N2RDF) down to the island for a 24 hour operating session down on the sandbar. The club will be operating with a home made vertical antenna on fiber glass masts. This is all in hopes that the weather will hold! Updates on date finalization to come.
We had a successful work party on Saturday 9/20. Nine members (1/2 of the club) showed up and we made big improvements in the appearance of the club. We will need another work party very soon to paint the areas that we water blasted.
Thanks to all that participated.