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I was fascinated by amateur radio as a kid, I would go to my older friends house Cory G Cook K6ACY to mow his grass. After finishing the lawn work I would make my way to his shack in his garage. Sometimes he would be on the radio other times he was working on a radio or amplifier. Both activities interested me. I was an experimenter at an early age and batteries were expensive for kid mowing lawns. So I asked Cory if he had a power supply, he said "lets build one". We built a simple supply using a multi tap transformer and a bridge rectifier. Put it in an aluminum chassis and I was hooked. Then one day I was hanging out in his shack and he had a schedule with a tuna boat off the coast of Chile. He made contact with the boat then called a lady in Chula Vista CA. and switched in his phone patch so the lady could talk to her husband. I was amazed and radio was in my life ever since. My dad and his friends were CB radio operators in the 60's and 70's. They built small transistorized amplifiers using MRF 454's and they were quality units using Motorola application notes. I really look forward to field day, I think any operator that does not participate is doing themselves a disservice. There is no better training for an emergency that requires amateur radio than field day. Operators get exposed to fast paced crowded band conditions. They also gain real world experience setting up a station and finding out what works and what doesn't. Field day is also a great way to introduce people to HF radio the non radio operators are always amazed when they hear people from all over the United States on a wire we hung up in the trees. The technician class operators already have radio experience but need a little motivation to upgrade.

 

FISHING AND FIELD DAY SITE FOR MY WIFE AND I

The comm tent

THE COMMUNICATION TENT FIELD DAY 2012

2012 Field day crew

THE 2012 FIELD DAY CREW

View from 2012 Field Day site

THE VIEW FROM THE 2012 FIELD DAY SITE

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AE7ZC 2013-06-23 20m SSB CN85ol United States David O Brown
W7DRT 2013-06-23 20m SSB CN87oe United States Donald R Tjossem
K6KNS 2013-06-23 20m SSB CM98kp United States David B Sanders
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N0AKF 2013-06-23 20M USB EN32tl United States Larry L Klodt
N0AKF 2013-06-23 20m SSB EN32tl United States Larry L Klodt
KK7XX 2013-06-23 20M SSB CM97at United States LUKE J ROHN
KD0STU 2013-06-23 20m SSB EN21ac United States Terry L Schmidt
AG6RS 2013-06-23 20m SSB DM03wt United States TIMOTHY N SPERRY
N5PAR 2013-06-23 20m SSB EM20hd United States Patrick A Ramsey
JH4UYB 2013-03-02 80m SSB PM86tf Japan MASAKI MASA OKANO,M.D.
KD4POJ 2011-10-16 30M RTTY DN98ig United States DWAYNE E LIPSCOMB, Sr
RA4CC 2011-04-16 17m SSB LO31am Russia Alexander N. Kochnev
K7ART 2010-09-25 40m SSB DM33xm United States ARTHUR C HIDDE
W6UX 2010-06-26 10M SSB DM13cr United States JEFF A HALL

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