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Field Day Activities

June 28, 2003 

The club decided again for the second year in a row to locate the Field Day site on the North side of Lowes Hardware.  It's a very public view and lots of room for antennas.

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It's ARRL Field Day time!

Photo- Billy All, N3KKM

BARC members raising tower for the Mosley triband beam with Bernie Nobles, WA4MOK,  directing from the top. Photo- Billy All, N3KKM

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Bernie Nobles, WA4MOK, putting finishing touches on TA-33

Operation shelter with N3KKM VHF and UHF antennas on his van.

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Mike Langley, KD4MTT, giving OJT on operation of engine generator.

View of BARC trailer holding base of tower for TA-33.

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Susan Jones, WA4AKB, Raleigh, ARRL NC Section web site manager, and Bernie Nobles, WA4MOK, NC SEC, discussing ARES information for the site. 

Setting up the equipment in the operations shelter.
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Assembling the TA-33Jr.

Moving it to the top with Field Day Chairman, Richard Campbell, KG4SNE, doing the heavy lifting above everyone else!

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Final tie off of the TA-33 Jr.

Operations shelter on left and food shelter on right.

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PR Chairman Pat Williams, KG4NSC, sporting the 2003 ARRL Field Day shirt.
The public view from the street.
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Harold Baily, KD4NRB, and Paul Fletcher, KS4YF, at the 20 meter position. Scott LeMoine, KG4PZQ, operating and Richard, KG4SNE, logging at one of the HF rigs.
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Murray Merner, K4MHM, logging and John Grant, AF4MY, operating the GOTO station. Billy All, N3KKM, checking out the VHF/UHF position.
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View of operating positions.

Al Joyner, W4WAJ, and Mac Manning, KD4AFL, looking over the operating positions with the The Pitt County Sheriff’s Emergency Communications Unit in the background.
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Amateur Radio literature for the public.

Byron Highland, K4BMH, logging and Paul Fletcher, KS4YF, operating.

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Richard Campbell, KG4SNE, logging and operating!
Susan and Billy All, N3KKM, at the VHF station.  The station is using the antennas on top of his van shown in the fourth picture.
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John Grant, AF4MY, logging and Ken Graf, N8FF, working CW at the GOTO station.

Everyone is busy making contacts.

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Dave LeMoine, KV4CN, checking the computers. Scott, KG4PZQ, and Dave LeMoine, KV4CN, making adjustments to the satellite antennas.
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Bernie Noble, WA4MOK, and Richard Campbell, KG4SNE, check the antenna SWR.
John Grant, AF4MY, logging and Ken Graf, N8FF, still working CW at the GOTO station.  Photo- Billy All, N3KKM
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Peter Van Houten, KG4WEZ, having a ball at his first ARRL Field Day! Photo- Billy All, N3KKM Murray Merner, K4MHM, and Gerry Clayton, K4IDD  Photo- Billy All, N3KKM
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Tod LeMoine, KG4PZQ, and Mike Langley, KD4MTT, checking out the bug killer.
Photo- Billy All, N3KKM
Ken Graf, N8FF, operating CW on 20 meters while Juanita Humbles, KE4JWK, logs.Photo- Billy All, N3KKM
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Enjoying the BBQ chicken by Dean Morris, KE4SNF, and covered dish supper.
Photo- Billy All, N3KKM

Back to the operations!

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Disaster! A plug overheated and kicked a breaker.  But it was quickly repaired. Richard, KG4SNE, operating the club's new Icom 706MKIIG transceiver.
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It's late but Ken, N8FF, is still working CW while Byron, K4BMH, is the logger.

Keeping those late hours!

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Bernie, WA4MOK, and Peter, KG4WEZ, checking the 75 meter position. Dave, KV4CN, and Scott, KG4PZQ, using the satellite radio.   Photo- Billy All, N3KKM

Photos by W4YDY unless otherwise noted.

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