|We had a great Field Day at the Sutter
County Airport. There were 5 operating stations that made over
200 contacts (some using PSK) on every continent with the
exception of Africa and Antarctica. The 3 Element Beam on top of
the 60 Foot Portable Tower worked perfectly as did the 2 G5RVs,
the Single 40 Meter Inverted-V, and a Hustler All-band Vertical.
AMSAT Tracking was demonstrated by Mike, N6IQY. There was a
flashing beacon installed on top of the tower, after all we were
operating at an airport.
There were over 30 guests throughout the day, 27 stayed for the
smoked ribs, brisket, and tri-tip that were prepared on site and
complemented by a bounty of carry-in side dishes. We can hardly
wait for next years field day. We would like to thank our
sponsors, Twin Cities Aviation, Miller Aviation, the American
Red Cross, and a special thanks for the use of the Sutter County