By on June 26, 2017

 

Thank you to all who made it out to W3UAS’s 2017 ARRL Field Day operation. The event went smoothly from setup to tear down. ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. The radio operators demonstrate their ability to provide emergency communications when other infrastructure such as power, internet, and cell phones becomes unavailable.

This year Unallocated Space operated Field Day at Corey’s house in Pasadena. Thanks to the support provided by the Unallocated Space community we had good food, good fun, and an operator at the radio almost the full 24 hours of the event. We made 214 contacts cumulatively between 6 operators the 80, 40, 20, and 15 meter bands.

Besides the radio fun, we also had a pretty awesome cookout Saturday afternoon. The pork chops, burgers, and sausage were all delicious, credit to our grill masters. When the BBQ was over there was certainly no shortage of snacks to keep everyone going throughout the night. Thank you again to all who made that happen!

At the end of the day on Sunday we had some extra hands for tear down. We were all packed up in no time and we all got a chance to relax before heading back to the space.

I hope that next year we will find a location at a park or field near by the space. We’ll be able to set up a few more transmitters and get a lot more people to stop by and hang out.


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