SCARC and CARC 2005 Field Day pictures.
While KI0Q strung antennas

AC0BG and helpers posted signs

Resulting in the Lincoln Chapter building looking like this

Where were all the cars? Was this at 6 AM Sunday? Once the RC station was well underway, the second station about 650 feet west on the west city hall parking lot took shape. The power sources started with batteries

With solar panels to add some charge, though the logging computer took more power than the radio

And then a couple generators for all night power. I think my battery needs to be replaced, and I'm not pleased with the difficult starting (when it did start) of my putput. I was jealous of AC0BG's generator that was easy to start (though it demanded oil in the gas) and that ran long periods without complaint.

Not all operators were imortalized in photographs, but many were. At the Airstream N0RWW logged for many hours

Note the fine old key at the left. K0CQ operating, KC0MZ wondering where the radio was that fit the big manual.

K0KT demanded a keyer and a CW filter, but the FT-857D and K0CQ obliged. Since then I've discovered there were three keyer memories built in. Bulletins 1, 2, and 3.

AG3V found time to exercise the Airstream station late Sunday morning.

Meanwhile back at the RC conference room operations continued. Here AD0H ran the radio, N0NRO ran the computer (before the display backlight died), and K0CQ began to nap.

During the evening, a reporter from the Iowa State Daily visited and interviewed

There were visitors and the operators kept on making contacts while explaining ham radio


The night shift included AC0BG on 75 meters

After Dean gave up getting answers, K0CQ took over and found a different microphone made a major difference (as did ignoring the alligatorish class D stations at home running high power) on 75 meters.

Note the use of the separate monitor by early Sunday morning (my best sleeping hours were spent on 75 and 80!) After K0CQ went to sleep, KI0Q continued on 40.

During the Sunday morning operation the Red Cross generator was tested to meet the emergency power rules for class F.
And it showed up full voltage judging by the lamps brightness.

See the FD summary for results. All told the 80/40 station made a few more contacts than the 20/15 station, but there were more contacts made on 20 than on 40. CW was most productive.

Photos by K0YLO and AD0H except for the FT-857D screen that was taken by K0CQ.

The Student Daily interviews resulted in this front page article: isudaily.html

Modified July 8, 2005 by K0CQ