Field Day 2018———it was a success!
Setup began at 9:00 a.m. at the Town of Sheboygan Firehouse Park. In total, the club had 3 operating stations on 40m, 20m and 80m, along with 2 club members who also set up with us, but operated under their own call sign. We had a few technical challenges, but worked them out in true amateur radio fashion, trouble-shooting and trying something else until it all worked! Special thanks to Don K9MOI and Doug AB9QP for their behind the scenes work – a 30′ antenna with an HF beam set up – all with the push of a button!
We operated from about 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and totalled 115+ contacts with mostly casual operating – even picking up QSO’s between our own group, who were just a few hundred feet away! We had a few friends and neighbors stop by – there was plenty of parking for visitors and the park itself has quite a bit of foot traffic.
Rather than frying out, as in the past, food and beverages were BYO. Miesfeld’s Brat Barn came in handy, with their store being about a mile away from the park.
Join us next year – the fourth full weekend in June for Field Day 2019!