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Field Day Activities

June 22, 2002 

The Red Cross asked BARC to participate in Hurricane Preparedness at Lowes Hardware on June 22. The club decided to locate the Field Day site next to Lowes and also had a display at the Red Cross tent in the Lowes parking lot.   Participating were the Pitt County Sheriffs Department, Greenville Fire Department, WITN-TV Channel 7 and others.

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It's ARRL Field Day time!

BARC members raising tower for the Mosley triband beam.

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Gary Wise, W8EEY, and Al Joyner, KG4TPN, finish installation of vertical for 10 through 40 meters.

Eddie Campbell, KG4SNE, Bernie Nobles, WA4MOK,  and John McCoy, K4KBB, sampling the donuts.  Bernie is fueling up for the tower climb!

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BARC members assisting Al, KG4TPN, (on top of the trailer) with the Mosley TA-33, thanks to the loan by John Johnson, KE4TZN.

Bernie and Al raising the beam to the top.

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Bernie and Al put finishing touches on the tower.

Bernie looks proud of their work.  The 10-15-20 meter beam is ready for operation.
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Gary Wise, W8EEY, pounds the stake for the 40 meter antenna while Dave LeMoine, KV4CN, is being very careful with his assistance! 

Doug Ferris, K4ROK, adjusts the engine generator. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Emergency Communications Unit on display at the BARC Field Day site made a good noise shield for the operators..

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Murray Merner, K4MHM, BARC Field Day Chairman, chats with Sharlene Lee, Red Cross Executive Director.  The Red Cross brought over pizzas for lunch for the club members setting up the Field Day site.

John McCoy, K4KBB, Tom Parsons, W4TEP, chat with a Greenville fireman at the BARC display at the Red Cross tent.


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View of the three shelters with 6 meter antenna in foreground. The operating shelter on the left with the food shelter in the center.  The red shelter was used for the dining area.  The very nice white shelter on the left was donated by John McCoy, K4KBB!  Thanks very much John.
Sheriff Mac Manning, KD4AFL, giving a tour of the Pitt County Sheriff’s Emergency Communications Unit to Gary Pearce, KN4AQ, SEARA Repeater Journal Editor, while Doug Ferris, K4ROK, listens in.  Gary was touring Field Day sites and stopped in for a while.
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John McCoy, K4KBB, has the attention of Doug, K4ROK, and Bonnie Pulver, KG4CZW, while taking a break.
Scott LeMoine, KG4PZQ, and Dave LeMoine, KV4CN, setting up the 2 meter and 440 MHz antennas for satellite communications.
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View of the BARC Field Day site with Lowes Hardware in the background.
Dean Morris, KE4SNF, keeping a close watch on the chickens cooking in the cooker behind him.
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A welcome visitor from the past.  Brother Simon Jaworski, KQ2V, visiting from New Mexico.  Everyone was glad to see him again and wished he was still around because he was a great help to the club.
Left to right, Dave, KV4CN, and Scott, KG4PZQ, checking out the satellite station while Tod LeMoine, KG4CCX, works the GOTA station.  Murray Merner, K4MHM, makes contacts on HF while Dave Pulver, KG4CZV, logs for him.
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It's time for that BBQ chicken!
Enjoying the BBQ chicken.
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The LeMoines take to the airways.  Tod, KG4CCX, operates the GOTA station, while Scott, KG4PZQ, operates HF and Dave, KV4CN, logs using N3FJP's network logging software.
Dave Langley, W4YDY, operates 20 meter SSB while Bob Dilk, KG4QXT, looks on.
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On the left, Scott, KG4PZQ, operates HF while Eddie Campbell, KG4SNE, logs.  On the right in the foreground, Ken Graf, N8FF, works CW while Bryan Weil, (waiting for his callsign), logs.  Ken has been at it for 4 1/2 hours since starting at 8 PM. (W4YDY had to take a break from logging and take the picture.)
Ken, N8FF, still at it Sunday morning after taking a couple of short breaks. Still another logger, Murray, K4MHM at the computer. By this time, all states had been worked and only a couple of Providence's in Canada had not been contacted.
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Dave, KV4CN, assisting George Harrell, KG4ILA, on the GOTA station. Bill Dawson, WA4SLC, operating the 40-80 meter station. Mark Weil, KD4SRK, watches as Billy All, N3KKM, adjust the 6M equipment. Billy made 100 contacts on 6 meters during the Field Day contest.
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Notice the the sides have been removed from the shelters, but Ken, N8FF is still at it on CW. He's been going for over 12 hours at this time!
Two shelters have been taken down, but Ken is still making the contacts on CW!
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A view from Ken's logger's position as Murray, K4MHM,  and others disassemble shelters.
Ken, N8FF, still pounding the brass!  It's past 12 Noon, he is intent on making 750 contacts!  (W4YDY took the picture while logging was delayed for a minute while Ken was looking for another QSO.)
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Ken just wouldn't give up!  Murray, K4MHM, and Tod, KG4CCX, use a pipe to pry Ken from his operating position so they could pack up.  Ken made over 700 contacts, all on CW except for 2 on SSB. Bands used were 20, 15 and 10 meters.
Murray, K4MHM, and Dave, KV4CN, finish packing the equipment from the last table, Ken's operating position.
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Bernie, WA4MOK, back up the tower getting ready to remove the Mosley beam so the tower could be taken down. 

Final loading of the BARC equipment trailer.

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