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Field Day Activities

June 24-25, 2006 

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The BARC Field Day site was at the corner of Turnbury and Arlington Blvd. It was a very public view and there was a lot of room for antennas.

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The disaster practice turned into a small real life disaster when the tongue of the AREC trailer failed and the engine generator and folding 60 foot tower were destroyed while it was being transported to the Field Day site.  Now we needed another tower and engine generator.  Setup plans were for two towers.  Pictures above are from last years Field Day setup of the AREC trailer.
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Mike Langley, KD4MTT, conducts emergency meeting to discuss how to overcome the loss of the AREC trailer with engine generator and tower. Mike brought out his generator on a tralier along with a couple of tower sections.

Assembling the Mosley TA-33 Jr. beam for the BARC 20 foot tower.

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Bernie Nobles, WA4MOK, installing TA-33 Jr. with help from the ground crew.

John McCoy, K4KBB, taking picture of Bernie on the tower.

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Classic TA-33 was installed on another 20 foot tower that was used in place of the ARES tower.

Satellite antenna setup by Peter Van Houten, KG4WEZ. It tracked satellites by computer.

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Pat, KG4NSC, is interviewed by WITN-TV

WITN-TV reporter taking videos.  It was on the 6 PM News.

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David LeMoine, KV4CN, working with Boy Scout David Landry on the 20 meter station. Several scouts from Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church Troop 30 and their parents came out to learn about Amateur Radio.

Dave Langley, W4YDY, logging while grandson Boy Scout Will Landry, 10, makes a contact.  Behind Will, his brothers, Andrew, 6, and David, 14, also made Field Day contacts on 20 meters.

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Gerry Clayton, K4IDD, working 20 meter CW.

John Grant, AF4MY, operating the 20 meter SSB station.

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Paul Copeland, K4KCS, and Gerry, K4IDD

View of towers and shelters.  Inverted Vee antennas were in the nearby trees.

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The Pitt County Sheriff’s Emergency Communications Unit at the BARC Field Day site thanks to Sheriff Mac Manning, KD4AFL

Families join in for the Saturday evening meal.  It's always a great time for all.  Thanks to Bonnie Pulver, KG4CZW, and her assistant,  Dave Pulver,  KG4CZV, for coordinating the meal.

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Pat, KG4NSC, and Field Day Chairman Murray Merner, K4MHM, discussing the operations.

Dave, KV4CN, logs while Bernie, WA4MOK, operates the wide open six meter band.

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Richard Campbell, KG4SNE, operating 20 meters while Terry Monday, K4ZYD, logs.

Midnight eyeball ragchewing!

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Mike Langley, KD4MTT, and Peter, KG4WEZ, at Peter's satellite tracking station.

Gerry, K4IDD, still getting those CW contacts late at night.

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Dave, KV4CN, picking up satellite signals while Murray, K4MHM, looks on.

Joel Muhaluk, KI4LMY, operating six metes while Fred Bertrand, KI4PWX, logs.  Joel got his General and Fred received his call just a few days earlier.

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Paul Fletcher, KS4YF, and Bernie, WA4MOK, compare notes.

John Johnston, KE4TZN, logs.while Amanda Karr, KI4IWS, operates the 20 meters pileups.

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Future ham, John Keplek, operates the GOTO station.

Fred, KI4PWX, operates while Terry, K4ZYD, logs.

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That's a loud generator!

Six meter beam with 80 - 10 meter vertical in background.

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The contest is almost over but rain storms are moving in.  Dave Pulver, KG4CZW, start disassembling stations.

Backup tower is gently lowered to the ground by Mike, KD4MTT, uses his truck with many helpers at the base.

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The tower is almost down.

Disassembling the Classic TA-33.

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Down come the shelters.

Loading the trailer.

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Final storage in the trailer.

A great time was had by all.

Pictures by W4YDY.   If anyone wants a larger copy, let me know and I will email it to you.

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