Field Day Results
Well, Field Day 2017 is in the books. Even with the mediocre propagation, we were were a small, but busy group enjoying Navarre Beach and Amateur Radio. The Navarre Press wrote up a very nice article on us. We even got the reporter to try his hand at making a contact, even though it was unsuccessful.
For 2017, we had 299 QSOs and earned 2318 contest points. For our "Most Contacts" contest, the hands-down winner was K4PV with 109 CW and phone contacts. Runner-up was K4KBD with 32 phone contacts.
Several ideas were shared for next year regarding locations and other options. Hopefully atmospheric conditions will continue to improve. Thanks to the many people who stopped by and thanks to the few who came out to operate.
The National Weather Service in Mobile is now conducting Basic Skywarn Classes ONLINE. For more information and to sign up (when available), go to http://weather.gov/mob/spotter_training.
SRC ARES Net
The Santa Rosa County ARES Net, which is a net open to ALL amateur radio operators, meets each Tuesday evening at 1900L hours. Operators from Pensacola to Milton to Crestview to Destin to Navarre check in every week. Tune your radios to 146.700 MHz (pl tone of 100hz) and join in!
ECARA Ham Of The Year
The Emerald Coast Amateur Radio Association is proud to announce that the winner of this year's "Ham Of The Year" is Steve, W4SJV. You can read about his accomplishments by clicking on the "ECARA Info" link above and selecting "Ham Of The Year".