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    The WX was terrible! Rained for almost 24 hours, and the wind gusts were 25 MPH+ on Saturday night. And on top of that, it was cold, down to 45 degs overnight. We had trouble with just about everything, it started with the assembly of the HEX beam (complete disaster) and went on from there! The generator gas cap was not venting properly and that caused the generator to stall every few hours (thanks to Anthony KD2CDV for fixing it Saturday night). We had RF get into a power strip, which caused the TS590 station/computer to crash constantly (W2AXR solved that one). And of course the tent floors had puddles of water which needed attention every few hours. But we kept going, and worked out all of the problems despite the pouring rain and winds. The signals from the lakeside QTH were FB, we had no trouble on any band running stations. We were spotted many times on the Reverse Beacon Network into VK land on 80 mtr CW, using only 100 watts to an Inverted vee at 35 feet !

      We placed 2nd in the Atlantic Division 2A category




        2015 QST FD Results Here

        Operators

      • Jim K2ZL
      • Alex W2AXR
      • Brian N2MF
      • John K2ZJ
      • Thanks to Chip AA2PQ and Andy for all the help with set up
      • Thanks to Astrid for the GOTA contacts
      • Thanks to Maureen for all of the food !


        Category:2A


      • Station 1-Kenwood TS590
      • Station 2- Elecraft K3
      • GOTA station W2AXR-Alinco DX70TH

      • Logging software:
      • Networked N3FJP on 3 laptops

      • Antennas:
      • Hex beam at 50 ft on crank up AB577 Mast for 20-10 mtrs
      • Inverted Vees at 45 ft for 80/40 mtrs
      • Multiband vertical 40-10 near the shore

      • Generator:
      • Honda 2000i 1600 watts continuous



    Onondaga Lake Park- FD 2015 Location near Yacht Club






        

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