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The Frederick Amateur Radio Club’s 2021 Field Day was a great success. We had a great turnout of both hams and just people curious what we were doing. A few of the people that stopped by hung around for a long time. We also got to meet some new hams in the area and got to know them better. Because of the Pandemic, we have not been able to get together in person for a while and it was nice to be able to interact with other hams in person.
It was also nice to be able to have new hams that are just technicians be able to see what operating in HF was like. I hope this encourages them to take the next step to General and maybe even onto Extra.
I have generated the final numbers yet but we had around 230 contacts, almost twice as many as our last field day in 2018. All 3 radios were in use almost the entire time. There was one that sat idle for a little bit very early in the morning for a few hours but the other 2 in the trailer were in use almost the entire time thanks to the overnight team of Sandy, Steve and Dave.
Also, as you can see in the pictures, this location was wonderful. It was a little hot but there was a nice breeze on Saturday. Sunday was even warmer and more humid. But Remsburg Park in Middletown is a great place to have a Field Day.
I will be uploading some video soon as well, the photo album software does not like videos so I will have to insert it later.
Here is a direct link to the photo album: http://frederickarc.org/photos/?wppa-occur=1&wppa-cover=0&wppa-album=16
Time-Lapse Tear-Down video
Just in case you found this and are not familiar with what field day is all about, you can learn more here: http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2021/2_1-%20FD%20Flier%20-%20What%20is%20FD%20generic.pdf