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School Club Roundup Field Day Pictures

Finally got some pictures up of the two days we had in the field for School Club Roundup.

See them here with descriptions on each picture: http://hamradio.wsu.edu/image/tid/20

Working the Station Day 2

Working the Station Day 2

Andrew KF7SIV logging contacts

Working the Station View 2 Day 2

Working the Station View 2 Day 2

Erik KF7SIU working the radio in the last couple of hours in the contest.  I'm seen in the background here talking with Jillie, a visitor we had on Friday.  We got her on the air at the end of the contest; she had a nice chat with a gentleman in California on 20 meters.

Antenna View 1

Antenna View 1

One end of the 7 Band Buckmaster OCF Dipole coming down from the tree.

Antenna View 2

Antenna View 2

A fuller shot of the antenna here, you can see the feed line; its the lower wire running to the left.

Antenna View 3

Antenna View 3

Antenna in relation to our operating area. It's hard to tell in this shot but we were far enough away for safe operation.

Antenna View 4

Antenna View 4

The antenna was hung very resourcefully; a rock was found at the site, tired to some nylon rope and thrown over the tree.  The feed line was attached to the balun and then the whole antenna was pulled into the tree.  The ends were stretched out, tired to some more rope and then staked into the ground.  This achieved an almost perfect setup for the antenna to its recommended angle and ground clearance. 

Field Table Up Close

Field Table Up Close

Another close up of the table here, we had just the bare minimums we needed to operate.

Field Table View 1

Field Table View 1

You might be able to tell it was very cold. Radio here is a Kenwood TS-480SAT; all run off of the deep cycle seen on the ground.

Field Table View 2

Field Table View 2

Not pictured unfortunately at all was the NanoStation 2 from Ubiquiti that got us on the internet and into WSU's network.

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