Field Day News
President AA7DK and W7FYW hard at work logging 40M SSB contacts.
Field Day 2012 was a joint operation with the Coconino Amateur Radio Club. We operated from Fire Station 33 on north HWY 89. We operated class 2A with NADXA in charge of the CW and SSB stations on HF. CARC was in charge of the GOTA station and the VHF stations.
This year a specific goal was not set because we wanted to identify areas we could improve from last year. However, last year we set records in number of contacts as well as total score (7364 points)! So we had our work cut out for us. After the results were in, we beat our score from last year. We had a final score of 8117 points!! Congratulations to everyone who participated.
There were a total of 1174 cw contacts and 926 phone contacts, both improvements to last years totals. That is a total of 2100 total QSOs which bested our previous high of 2012, set in 2011. There were a total of 1580 bonus points, which is a major improvement. The GOTA station did an outstanding job of making bonus points this year, which was one of the areas we tried to concentrate on improving.
W7LUX, NN7D, and W7FYW were responsible for maximizing our bonus points this year.
The published results showed we finished first in several categories. In Class 2A we finished 1st in Arizona and in the Southwestern Division. We also had the highest score for all entry classes in the state of Arizona. We were 20th in the entire USA in Class 2A and 5th in all classes in the Southwestern Division! Great job by all!
GOTA Station and Public Information Table
Field Day 2011 was once again a joint operation with the Coconino Amateur Radio Club. We operated from Fire Station 33 on north HWY 89. We operated class 2A with NADXA in charge of the CW and SSB stations on HF. CARC was in charge of the GOTA station and the VHF stations.
This year a goal of 6500 points was set, which bested our previous high score of 6370. After the results were in, we not only beat our goal but beat it in grand style!!! We had a final score of 7364 points!! Congratulations to everyone who participated.
There were a total of 1125 cw contacts and 887 phone contacts, both major improvements to prior totals. That is a total of 2012 total QSOs which bested our previous high of 1728, set in 2000. There were a total of 1090 bonus points.
We set up stations with beams and wire antennas with optimum spacing between stations. Interference was virtually nil. Operators signed up for operating time slots, resulting in virtually no dead time on any transmitter during the whole FD period.
AA7DK was the SSB station captain and NN7D was the CW station captain. KY7A manned the GOTA station and W7LUX was the VHF station captain. Great job by each one!
We finished up winning the state of Arizona in Class 2A and were 7th in the Southwestern Division in 2011.
Plans for Field Day 2010 were changed at the last minute due to the massive Schultz fire that consumed some 20,000 acres of the San Francisco Peaks. Most of the East side was burned. Our planned site was evacuated the whole week prior to FD.
It was again a joint operation with NADXA and the Coconino Amateur Radio Club, even thou they were providing emergency communications for the Red Cross the entire week prior to FD. We operated from the West parking lot at Sinagua High School. We operated in class 2A as we had in previous years and had a GOTA station as well as a 6 meter station.
KJ7WY and Justine at the GOTA station.
We finished third in the state of Arizona and sixth in the Southwestern division in class 2A.
Field Day 2009 was a joint operation with NADXA and the Coconino Amateur Radio Club. We operated from Fire Station 33 located on North HWY 89. We operated in class 3A again and had a GOTA station as well as a VHF station. Many dignitaries from the city and county visited. Many young people operated the GOTA station. We had several hams traveling thru the city stop and visit and operate with us.
Isaac looking for contacts on the GOTA station.
Field Day 2007 was a great operation. We had lots of young and new hams show up and operate. We entered Class 3A, operated a GOTA station, a VHF station, and had demonstrations on APRS and WINLINK. The Mayor of Flagstaff presented a proclamation declaring the week as Amateur Radio Week in Flagstaff. We reached our goal of 6000 points due to the efforts of everyone, especially those who worked so hard on all the bonus points. We finished first in the Southwestern Division and 23rd in the whole country. Thanks to everyone from the Coconino Amateur Radio Club and the NADXA for their help and participation. A big thanks to Dave W7FYW and Dennis AA7DK for putting the whole effort together.
The Mayor of Flagstaff presenting Dennis, AA7DK, with a proclamation declaring Field Day week as Amateur Radio Week in the City of Flagstaff.
Listed below are some of the FD results we
have had over the years.
Year Call Sign Score Category #QSO's
2012 W7TB 8117 2A 2100 *New record score and QSOs!
2011 W7TB 7364 2A 2012
2010 W7TB 4138 2A 1227
2009 W7TB 3628 3A 1222
2008 W7TB 4876 3A 1121
2007 W7TB 6370 3A 1655
2006 W7TB 4348 3A 1105
2005 W7TB 5036 2A 1334
2004 W7TB 4474 2A 1313
2003 W7TB 4438 2A 1363
2002 W7TB 5906 2A 1647
2001 W7TB 5592 2A 1720
2000 NN7A 6026 2A 1728
1999 NN7A 5022 2A 1358
1998 4482 2A ???
1997 NN7A 4672 2A 1253
1996 NN7A 4464 2A 1065
1995 NN7A 3736 2A 921