Benzie Amateur Radio Friends
BARF - Benzie Amateur Radio Friends met at the Hungry Tummy for breakfast as we do every month on the fourth Saturday. After breakfast we had a meeting to plan our set up and operating strategies for the weekend. From there we were off to the Field Day site!
George (KB8YPL) supervising antenna installation along with Terry, the apprentice (no-call, but John's (KF8KK) student so
she will have call
soon). UHF, VHF antenna erection crew: George (KG8ZA), Randy (K8VY), Rory-Benzie County EC, Paul (WB8BPO) and Tom (K8BTE) on top!
Paul (WB8BPO); Rory (Benzie County EC & Randy (K8VY); George (KB8YPL) & Terry, apprentice (no-code); Dave (W8TVC) & Bill (AA4R) with a rope mess! John (KX8CW); Beverly (K8ZJU) getting ready for Flag ceremony!
More Strategy Meetings & Setup with a little food (like the IOOK, we work best with a full stomach)
(Top 4 pics) More Food....(Is it "Food Day" or "Field Day?"); (3 pics bottom) John (KF8KK) giving Packet demo; (last pic) Great Grandma and Mom misplaced child, Zachary, while signing guest log.
Evening Picnic (pic with John and Tom): Planning strategy for overnight John
(KF8KK) and Tom (K8BTE);
(Pic with Bill): Bill (AA4R) operating 40 meters
Bill (AA4R) breaking records in the Emergency Communications Van.
The results are in: we broke 4 of our records this year.
Total contacts =622
Total points including bonus =2244
Contacts on 40 meters =353
Contacts on PSK31 =99
The first three items thanks mainly to AA4R, the last thanks to KC8PCQ with a little help from W8TVC. I will be sending the complete package to the ARRL this week, a copy will be available at the July breakfast for viewing.
THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED! 73 Tom, K8BTE
B.A.R.F. Field Day 2005
Operators, Loggers, Setter Ups, Taker Downs,
Supervisors, Grill Operators, Food Providers, Shutterbug.
Who took Part in this Years Outing.
Mary Davis KC8OOB
Tom Davis KC8OOC
Betty Dell KC8PCQ
Dave Dell W8TVC
John Doneth KX8CW
Gene Hutson N8CG
George Laubach KG8ZA
John Martin KF8KK
Bill Parris AA4R
Paul Rauth KB8BPO
Tom Schoonover K8BTE
George Sinclair KB8YPL
Beverley Stoner K8ZJU
Randall Stortz K8VY
It was very difficult to keep track of hours put in by each participant this year but I think the total for everyone is close we had about 196 Hrs last year.
TOTAL HOURS ESTIMATE 164
Management takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the above estimated hours
20 HOUR CLUB
AA4R, K8BTE, KC8PCQ, W8TVC, K8VY, K8ZJU all put in 20 hours each
KC8PCQ, W8TVC, K8ZJU were overnighters. Their sleep time was not counted in the 20 hours.
Clarence Lubahn W8SHJ
Rory Heckman EMC Benzie County
James Baltazar President Village of Beulah
Many thanks to Betty, KC8PCQ for providing the snap shots and text for this page!