Field Days 2018
January 27: Winter Field Day
2018 was the first year SCARC participated in this event. It was held at Tyee Farms on Camano Island. Tyee Farms was kind
enough to loan us the use of a motorhome so we could stay warm and out of the rain. Voice (SSB) operators: Tom-KD6TR,
Fred-N7KRN, Rhonda-KI7ARD. In addition, Fred-N7KRN handled getting the equipment together and Set-up was done by Russ-NH6B
with help from Lee-WH6B.
June 23, 24: Traditional Field Day
Amateur Radio in the field! One of the largest ham radio events of the year,
Field Day is an emergency operations exercise.
Location this year was the
Stanwood Fair Grounds located at 6431 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292.
Field Day began at 11AM on Saturday, continued until 11AM on Sunday, and was open to the public
from noon until 5PM on Saturday.
33 Club Members turned out for this event. Three HF transmitters were deployed and they operated simultaneously using
voice (SSB) [Ops: Tom-KD6TR, Joe-WA7JT, Rhonda-KI7ARD, Larry-KG7DRP, Fred-N7KRN, Ward-W7SXM],
Morse Code (CW) [Op: John-K7LVJ] and
digital [Op: Steve-AC7SG].
A VHF operation [Op: Russ-NH6B] and Amateur Satellite communications [Op: Ward-W7SXM] were also set up. There was an
educational program at 1PM on Saturday and a Get-On-The-Air (GOTA)
radio station [Ops: Jim-K7UDG & Liza-WA7WXA] for visitors who liked to try Ham Radio out! The Camano Island Fire Museum
loaned the club a retired fire engine/ladder
truck which allowed the club to put a yagi antenna up 70 feet. Visitors included the 32 members of the general public including
six children and some city officials.
Saturday night dinner was a pot luck and the spouses joined us. The Club provided hot dogs and hamburgers.
Everyone brought delicious side dishes, salads and desserts. We had a great social time before back to work making contacts.
Others played important support roles: Technical Manager – Fred–N7KRN;
Non-Technical Manager/Advertising – Sue-KK6SUE;
Computer System – Steve-AC7SG; Food Tent – Lee-WH6B and Rhonda-KI7ARD.
November: The results are in! Our club entered as Class 3A. The final score was 4,316 which was First Place in our
ARRL Section (WWA) and Class. We placed third for the entire WWA section behind the Mike & Key Club (6A - 13,038 points)
and RC of Tacoma (5A - 4,750 points).