Presentation on theme: "ARRL MDC Section Tour de Field Day 2013 June 22-23, 2013 WI3N, KA3AHI, WB3KAS de WB3KAS."— Presentation transcript:
ARRL MDC Section Tour de Field Day 2013 June 22-23, 2013 WI3N, KA3AHI, WB3KAS de WB3KAS
Tour de Field Day 2013 This is the story of the MDC Section Manager Jim, WI3N, his Hospital EmComm ASM, Wanda, KA3AHI and his Section Emergency Coordinator SEC, another Jim, WB3KAS and their participation in Field Day. Saturday morning, Jim, WI3N arrived at Jim and Wanda’s home shortly after 1000L, ready to embark on a visitation tour of selected Field Day Sites supporting the 2013 annual ARRL National Field Day event. The car was full of food, drinks, HF/VHF/UHF radios, APRS, Winlink 2000, MiFi, and an IBM PC. And the SM was full of...vigor! Brandywine departure was 1036L, June 22; temp 78deg F; headed for TALB County. Numbers at the bottom of each slide is the arrival time at the Site. Enjoy the show.
Start/Finish Tour de MDC Section Field Day Sites 553 miles
Talk about a “Pile Up” on Field Day. West bound traffic on Kent Island approaching the Chesapeake Bay Bridge...noon time! 1110
Lunch break in Cambridge, MD The Visitor's Center at Sailwinds Park 1256
Easton Amateur Radio Society, EARS Talbot County 1355
Easton Amateur Radio Society Field Day Site Horn Point Laboratory Grounds in Cambridge
Wanda and Jim found a distant ‘cuzin’ hiding behind an HF rig. Imagine that! Cuzin Ro, KE3AO!
Kent (County) Amateur Radio Society K.A.R.S 1730
Would you believe me if I told you Ham Radio is a wireless hobby???
A two stage Electrofadeous Gas Fired Java Modulator. One required at every FD Site.
Old Friends Unite Once Again Back in the late 70s and early 80s, Jim and Tom would drive from their Southern MD, QTH to VA to work. One would get to the WW bridge before the other. He would let the other know the condition of traffic as he approached the bridge. “The bridge is doing 55 this morning” was the cry we always wanted to hear. If it was anything other than that then, an alternate path as considered by the follower. Great system of its day! Jim, WB3KAS Tom, K3TMV
Signing the Guest Book at K.A.R.S. and farewell until next year
CBRA & SLRC joint FD operations running WD3E at American Legion Post 194, Rising Sun, MD 1942
Hi tech antenna launcher...the only way to go!!
CARA & PVRC’s BYOAC (Bring Your Own Air Conditioner)
Laurel Amateur Radio Club Brief Case Packet 0453
ARC of the National Electronics Museum – Jessup, MD Serious stuff here, eh? 0538
Maryland Mobileers ARC−Downs Park Pasadena, MD Probably mobileered out for breakfast. 0645
From Early Childhood... These two guys have been friends and gone to the same church since 1953, Jr Hi and high school and occasionally play in quartets together, Jim on trumpet Ken on trombone. While at Laurel High School in 10th grade they joined the newly formed Tech Club by the shop teacher (Jim’s next door neighbor). He brought in a friend that helped them get their Novice license and they began their ham journey that continues to this day. Ken copied code in the Navy and CW is his preferred mode. Jim, well everybody knows, he just likes to chat! Their families lives have been intertwined in many ways through the years. Jim, WI3N Ken, W3USN
Anne Arundel Radio Club ― Davidsonville, MD Just in time before the storm hit. 0810
Ya see, I got a Lei during FD! Cool. Huh? Well, Jim, how do you explain this to Laurel... back in Laurel???
Well, Jim, how do you explain this to Laurel... back in Laurel??? Oh, boy
Calvert (County) Amateur Radio Association Calvert Marine Museum Solomons, MD 1001
Newly licensed ham, Miriam, KC3ACQ Affectionately known as, “Ain’t She Qute”
Another great hubby and wife team, Richard, W3RBR and Miriam, KC3ASQ
Dave, W3PQS and Jim, WI3N have a serious discussion With possible consequences