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Field Day Activities

June 28/29, 2008

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The BARC Field Day site was again as it was for the last two years at the corner of Turnbury and Arlington Blvd. It was a very public view.
W4AMC operated as 4A (4 stations + GOTO + VHF/UHF + Satellite)

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Tod, KG4CCX, attaching the NC flag on top of TA-33Jr.

John, N8MPX, assembling his satellite antenna.

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Portable tower assembly

A quick break from setup to discuss progress

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TA-33 with USA Flag.

Satellite antenna assembly

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Paul, KS4YF, doing some stake pounding!

Paul, KS4YF, cranking the tower with the TA-33 to position.

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Brightleaf ARC equipment trailer

Looks like everything is ready to go!

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Andrew, 8, grandson of W4YDY, makes one of the first Field Day contacts.  He worked a YL in Canada on 20 meters.

Public Information booth

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Albert, WA7FXB, working CW while Terry, K4ZYD, logs.

BARC Field Day antenna farm

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Mike, KD4MTT, has the hamburgers cooking!

John, K4KBB, checks the hot dogs!

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Chief Cooks, Mike, KD4MTT, Terry, W4RCN, (back to camera) and John, K4KBB

Field Day operators with the cooking in the background.

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20 meter station

John, N8MPX, at his satellite station

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Mac Manning, KD4AFL, Pitt County Sheriff, had his command center at the site.

Information booth with the NC Canine Emergency Response Team banner displayed.  Five of their members passed the Technician exam at a special VE session. 

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The best line of the day!

Pile those plates high.  There was plenty to go around.

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The families came out for an excellent dinner

The winner of the Garmin Nuvi 650 GPS device was Scott Langley, KD4YIM, Grimesland. Dave Pulver, KG4CZV, right, is presenting the unit to Scott.

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John, K4KBB, and Taylor, W4WTM, solve world problems!

Satellite station

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John, N8MPX, at his satellite station with Paul, KS4YF, in the background.

Paul, KS4YF, making contacts.

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Wonder what President K4ZYD is really dreaming?

Bill, WA4SLC, making Field Day contacts. 

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Ted, KI4PWX, and Bernie, WA4MOK, making  night repairs.

Murray, K4MHM, Field Day Chairman, welcomes visiting Greenville Mayor Pat Dunn.

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Mayor Dunn checking out the 6 meter operation.

Mayor Dunn makes a contact to Pennsylvania on 6 meters with control operator Bernie, WA4MOK, and logger, Richard, K4CRD.

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Everyone is all smiles after the successful contact on 6 meters.

Joe, WB2YFM, and Terry, K4ZYD.

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Dave LeMoine, KV4CN, operates 20 meters.

Some guys just have to be shown how it's done!

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Ted, KI4PWX, removing rotor while Bernie, WA4MOK, waits.
It's time to fold up, load up, go home, shower and rest!   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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