Just like the headline says: Field Day 2016 is over and done with. Phew!
I, of course, got out to the Field Day Site around noon last Friday to open the gate and accept the Porta Potty. The weather was pretty crappy with wind and drizzle for most of the afternoon. Cleared up but stayed windy while I was setting my â€œshackâ€ up. SWMBO joined me for the two nights! (That is always cool!)
Saturday we had me and AD7DY-Omer as the only Hams taking part in Field Day, but a butt-ton of visitors (including a Judge). Later in the afternoon AF7VT-Ric set up his station and started transmitting. AD7DY-Omer worked 40-meters (like he always does), AF7VT-Ric worked 20-meters voice, and I was working 20-meters PSK31. (And I actually made the first contact of our group this year. Unusual.)
Saturday evening K7TIT-Dan came out and joined us for awhile. I donâ€™t know if he worked any contacts or not. He did do the GOTA station at Kneeland Park in Shelton and made quite a few contacts from there during the day. Good job! N7YGE-Jerry came out and set up a Packet Station and showed everyone what thatâ€™s all about.
Today I kind of just ran down; and I didnâ€™t even stay up that late the night before! Ric & Omer had stayed up most of the night. I made Bacon and Eggs (scrambled) for all of us so we could start the day with a full stomach. Not that it did any good in my case. Guess Iâ€™m getting Old. But the Wx was perfect this weekend! Warm!
So, around 1100 I shut everything down, loaded all my â€œstuffâ€ back into the Caravan and Truck, and came home. First things first! Hot Shower! Then I unloaded the Caravan and Truck and started putting everything away. SWMBO came out and helped me clean up.
And now weâ€™re just lounging around resting and gathering our strenght for this coming week. Yâ€™all can check out the pictures Ric & I took of this weekend on our Flicker site. (When I get off my Old Ass and post them.)
Will probably go to bed early tonight. Afterall, Iâ€™m turning 64 tomorrow.
And we even had the usual MCARC Sunday Evening Chat Net. Talk about dedicated!