2010 ARRL Field Day

Contest: ARRL Field Day
Date: June 26-27, 2010
Mode: Mixed
Period: Starts 1800 UTC Saturday; ends 2059 UTC Sunday

BAND/SSB/CW/DIGI
20 / 5 / 6 / 0
15 / 14 / 7 /0
10 / 7 / 7 /0
SCORE: 268 (TIME ON: 3 H 05 Mn)

SOAPBOX: I had never operated an FD event before, even prior to becoming a ham. It was one of those events that I did not put much thought into working this year, but I had some free time and figured I would work for a few hours to see how I could fair.

I operated as a single transmitter, Class ‘D’ using commercial power since I do not have any sort of backup power in my shack. All in all it was quite enjoyable as most contests are. The bands were packed, especially on 20M phone from 14.150-14.350, but many of those signals were weak signals and I did not even attempt to to work them.

I was able to work some needed states for various awards. All in all it was enjoyable. I would consider working this “event” again next year. Hopefully at that time I will be using some source of alternate power, as opposed to commercial power.

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