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2013 CARC Field Day Summary

The 2013 CARC Field Day was a great success. We had nearly 100 visitors at various times of the day, 5 stations, a GOTA station, made over 900 contacts and of course enjoyed outstanding homemade BBQ by Ramsey, KI4PTI.

Below are some final stats and maps of our efforts this year. 2013 saw CARC make a record number of QSO’s and we should end up with a club record for Field Day score, but we won’t know until the ARRL publishes the scores later this year.

Note that the maps below don’t show all of the QSO’s — mostly due geocoding errors (that is, we were unable to more accurately locate the station past the state level, so we didn’t show it on this map).

World QSO Map

World QSO Map

Lower 48 QSO Map

Lower 48 QSO Map

QSOs by Mode

QSOs by Mode

QSOs by Band

QSOs by Band

Sections Worked by Band

Sections Worked by Band

Classes Worked

Classes Worked

Overall, there were no big surprises in the stats. Ohio was the most common section followed by North Carolina and Virginia. It was mildly surprising to see NC here, but not terribly unusual.

CW accounted for nearly 2/3 of the QSO’s and were made by only two ops. SSB was next and this was by far our best SSB Field Day effort mostly due to our guys “running” or calling CQ (especially W4RWL) instead of search and pounce. However, AJ4DW was a machine on search and pounce seemingly working everybody he heard. Of course search and pounce type contacts are made much easier with the aid of a Flex 5000. And finally, KK4DSD was the lone operator running digital modes and made nearly 100 QSO’s using PSK and RTTY.

We all had a great time and were happy to see everybody visit the site. Plans are already underway for next year’s event so stay tuned!

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1 comment

  1. Carl AJ4DW

    This field day was a blast… All the generators worked well and I was repeatedly thankful for air conditioning.

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