Been enjoying Field Day for about 30 years now and this year was no exception. Despite a family obligation I managed to squeak out around 150 CW Q’s!
This was my first year working split (so to speak). I attended the BNLARC / K2BNL Field Day with old (and new) friends on Saturday evening for around 4 hours.
Sunday morning was the first time working QRP CW from home! Unlike working Field Day from a picnic bench, this old geezer really appreciates the comforts of home. Worked class 1E in the central air… and you can’t beat that!
All in all despite the horrific WX Saturday morning on Long Island, Saturday evening at BNLARC was picture puuurfect. The WX was so clear I caught a faint glimpse of the Milky Way galaxy despite the light pollution. A truly rare instance with humid Long Island summers!
72 and 73 KE2YK
Many registered award stations will be on the air taking part in the 2017 International Marconi Day that is on April 22, 0000-2359 UTC (starting on April 21 in US time zones).
This year marks the 30th IMD, held each year that honors the anniversary of the wireless pioneer Guglielmo Marconi born on April 25, 1874.
This event is not a contest but provides a way for Amateur Radio Operators to make contacts with Marconi sites using HF equipment.
For detailed information visit:
ARRL International Marconi Day Article.