Field Day, June 22-23, 2013, was held at Spirit Mound State Park north of Vermillion. www.spiritmound.com There was a potluck supper for members and their families and visitors on Saturday night June 22nd at 5:30 pm at the Field Day site.
A 50 foot Rohn 25 tower was put up with a Hex beam and rotor. The last two sections were put up and taken down with a gin pole. The beam was pulled up with a rope and was hand mounted. A dipole was fed with open wire for 80 and 40 meters but it was found to not match very well. There were strong winds, lightening and rain both nights. The CW station was in W0SD’s 5th wheel, the GOTA station in W0EJ’s RV and the RTTY station was in a tent. The RTTY station and GOTA stations used verticals.
It was very hot and exhausting work setting up and tearing down. W0SD did the tower work when the tower was put in and Jay KD0VMW helped W0SD on the tower tearing down.
2013 ARRL Field Day OFFICIAL RESULTS
Following is a chart made by Bill W0EJ showing the results for SD. As you can see we had the top score in the state! We had no reduction in the score we submitted.
Displaying entries for Section=SD
Entries 1 to 8 of 8 listed
|#||Call||Score||Category||QSOs||Power Mult||GOTA Call||Section||Participants||Club|
|1||W0OJY||4,986||2A||1,025||2||W0EJ||SD||14||Prairie Dog ARC|
|2||W0ZWY||3,758||2A||1,040||2||W0FSD||SD||25||Sioux Empire ARC|
|4||K0JV||1,676||1A||365||2||SD||3||Three Men and a Radio|
|5||K0HS||1,028||3A||112||2||SD||10||Hot Springs ARC|
The 2013 PDARC Field Day was held at Spirit Mound parking lot north of Vermillion on Hwy 19. It was on June 22 and 23. A family picnic was held at 5:30 pm on Saturday evening.
Operating W0OJY and GOTA were:
W0EJ, WD5JRL, W0OE, W0SD, K0YKN, W8MHW, AE0P, NU0E, KD0TGH, W7XU, N0QJM, WA0GMH, Jeff Nixon
Call Used: W0OJY GOTA Station Call: W0EJ ARRL/RAC Section: SD Class: 2A Participants: 14 Club/Group Name: Prairie Dog Amateur Radio Club Power Source(s): Generator, Battery, Solar Power Multiplier: 2X Bonus Points: 100% Emergency power 200 Media Publicity 100 Set-up in Public Place 100 Information Booth 100 W1AW Field Day Message 100 Natural power QSOs completed 100 Site Visit by invited served agency official 100 GOTA Bonus 280 Submitted via the Web 50 Educational activity 100 Total Bonus Points 1,230 Score Summary: CW Digital Phone Total Total QSOs 734 119 172 Total Points 1468 238 172 1878 Claimed Score = 3,756 Band/Mode QSO Breakdown: CW Digital Phone QSOs Pwr(W) QSOs Pwr(W) QSOs Pwr(W) 160m 80m 2 100 40m 140 100 27 100 20m 471 100 92 100 15m 120 100 10m 1 100 6m 32 100 2m 1.25 Other Satellite GOTA 140 100 TOTAL 734 119 172 GOTA Bonus: GOTA Coach - Double Bonus Points Name/Call QSOs Bonus Points Jeff Nixon, W0OJY 20 40 Donna Nixon, WD5JRL 100 200 Jeffrey Searies, KD0VWM 20 40