You DO know it was a group of Southerners who started WFD
We wanted a time to play without sweating parts of our bodies clean off,
kinda as a dig to ARRL CT yankees for picking the last weekend in June...
really? Couldnt have been like April or September?
Fine! They can suffer in the snow while we are in normal clothes.
Might get chilly at night, but days will be awesome....
Sunny, with a high near 60. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear, with a low around 39.
Sunny, with a high near 63.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Listen out for Whiskey Charley Five Echo Oscar Charlie WC5EOC.
(Williamson County 5 Em Op Center) Working as 5I STX (since some will be
in campers or the trailer, we're classed as Inside...smh)
We will be at an RV park on the north side of Lake Georgetown (N of AUS),
a bunch of us in campers and the ARES comms trailer in the midst of it
all (we plan to run off the 12KW Cummins diesel gene in it that really is
At last count, we have 9 spaces reserved, which will give us plenty of
room to deploy long wire antennas and stuff.....
Ive been assigned COML and COMT for the event, running the "testing
area", a spot where people can bring radios and ants to be checked
out/tested/taught how to setup/play with.
So more than likely Ill get to call CQ around 1-2am CST :-)
I will have my Arrow antenna and printouts, to try to get that easy 1500
bonus by working 1 Q over a satellite.
73 to yall and Ill be listening for the MJW crew! (while wearing just a
T-shirt and jeans :-p )
At 12:38 PM 1/19/2020, Robert wrote:
We will be operating Winter
Field Day from the clubhouse grounds this weekend coming up. We will be
operating from the pavilion. The operation is headed up with our fearless
leader, Richard (I ain't afraid of no cold) Jones, N2GBR. This is the
same weekend as the fabled Skyview banquet and finger pulling completion
at the eloquent Delmont Fire Hall, so that may or may not add a challenge
to some. I know I plan on oping as I can that weekend. Richard was asking
me about some aspects of the rules. I said "Rules? Theirs rules? I
guess I should read those?"
Here is the link to the rules.
Read'em - There's going to be a test.
We'll be running battery power with a temporary antennas. We gonna have
fun. We may die from frostbite, but we gonna have fun. Check out N2GBRs
QRZ page to see some of the great places he has operated from. The lad is
having waaay too much fun.
As you were