Several White Rock hams operated Field Day this past weekend. Due to the COVID-19 situation, most hams operated the event from their home stations. Heard on the air were K5YR, KG5VSR, NT5TM, N5SQA, KM5L, KI5GRH, W5WXY and N5CSU.
David, KG5VSR, set up a portable station on his front porch and hung temporary antennas in his front yard. His station was open to visitors.
The KG5VSR Field Day station
Dave, K5YR, also set up a temporary station in his front yard and operated from there.
The operating position at K5YR.
Rich, N5CSU, operated from his back patio with his Yaesu FT-817 QRP rig and a Buddipole portable dipole.
N5CSU’s operating position
N5CSU’s “Buddipole” portable dipole antenna in the backyard
Melissa, KI5GRH, had her first experience on HF working with the Richardson Wireless Klub.
KI5GRH is on the air!
Other members operated from their home stations using either portable antennas, their fixed antennas and, in some cases, emergency power.
Field Day result submittals are already being uploaded to the ARRL website; here’s the latest listing. At least three of our members chose the White Rock Lake ARC as their affiliated club, so we have our first ARRL Field Day operation documented as a club!
Since you could only associate your results with one club, several of our members submitted under the name of our venerable sister club, Dallas ARC.
I’m sure everyone that participated in this year’s Field Day enjoyed it, plus we all had lessons learned from the experience. And, that’s really the point of Field Day!