Report: Winter Field Day 2024

On the weekend of January 27-28, 2024, members of the ACARA met at the Jim Crouse Memorial Radio Station in the Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio chapter house to participate in the annual Winter Field Day (https://www.winterfieldday.com/) event in class “1I” (one transmitter, “indoors”). Operating under the direction of Winter Field Day Captain Paul Schulz, and using the club’s callsign, W8UKE, ACARA members and guests operated the station around-the-clock for twenty-four hours and succeeded in making 518 QSOs using CW and SSB on the . . .

ARRL 10-Meter Contest + NC8V Memorial Trophy – December 9 & 10, 2023 (Updated 2023-12-20)

The ARRL 10-Meter Contest is the weekend of  December 9-10, 2023 UTC. Full rules for the ARRL 10-Meter Contest can be found at http://www.arrl.org/10-meter. The ARRL 10-Meter Contest is important to Athens County Amateur Radio Association (ACARA) members for two reasons: I will be announcing the winner of the NC8V Memorial Trophy at the Annual Holiday Dinner on December 19, so please send me the number of stations you worked and your submitted score prior to the evening of Monday, December 18. I . . .

Report: ARRL Field Day 2023

The Athens County Amateur Radio Association (ACARA) participated in the 2023 ARRL Field Day as W8MHV with 100-watt stations at the Athens County Fairgrounds. Under the direction of Field Day Chairman Paul Schulz, WD8SCV, the club participated as W8MHV in class 2A, meaning two transmitters, club or non-club group, power output of 100 watts or less. A total of 716 QSOs and 1,150 of bonus points resulted in a score of 3,518 points. A breakdown of QSOs per band can . . .

Report: Winter Field Day 2023

On the weekend of January 28-29, 2023, members of the ACARA met at the Jim Crouse Memorial Radio Station in the Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio chapter house to participate in the annual Winter Field Day (https://www.winterfieldday.com/) event in class “1I” (one transmitter, “indoors”). Operating under the direction of Winter Field Day Captain Drew McDaniel, and using Drew’s callsign W8MHV, ACARA members Drew McDaniel, W8MHV; Eric McFadden, WD8RIF; Miles McFadden, KD8KNC; Paul Schulz, WD8SCV; and Jeff Slattery, N8SUZ, operated the . . .

Report: Winter Field Day 2022

On the weekend of January 29-30, 2022, members of the ACARA met at the Jim Crouse Memorial Radio Station in the Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio to participate in the annual Winter Field Day (https://www.winterfieldday.com/) event in class “1H” (one transmitter, “home”). (While no one actually lives at the Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio chapterhouse, it meets the event’s definition of a “home” since it includes a permanent amateur radio station.) Operating under the club callsign W8UKE, ACARA members Nick . . .

Report: Winter Field Day 2019

Five ACARA members participated in Winter Field Day 2019 at the recently updated amateur radio station at the Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio chapterhouse in Athens on Saturday, January 26. Over a period of about seven hours, a total of 61 contacts were made by Josh Cash, KE8EAS; Eric McFadden, WD8RIF; and Jeff Slattery, N8SUZ. Josh and Eric operated CW and Jeff operated SSB. Using the recently installed Hustler 5-BTV 10/15/20/40/80m rooftop-mounted vertical antenna and a 40m end-fed Zepp wire . . .