Field Day, June 29-30, 2014, was held at Spirit Mound State Park north of Vermillion. www.spiritmound.com There was a potluck supper for members and their families and visitors on Saturday night June 29th at 5:30 pm at the Field Day site.
It was a rainy, buggy Field Day with 3 rain storms and plenty of lightening. Fortunately there was no high winds or hail. This year a falling derrick tower erection system designed by AA0F and W0SD was used. The tower was 62 foot high using a HEX beam and rotor. There were 40 and 80 meter dipoles. The class was 2A and we had a CW and RTTY station with a six meter and GOTA station. Again this year Bill W0EJ was the GOTA coach.
Operators were W7XU, N0QJM, KJ0M, AE0P, W8MHW, W0SD, W0OE, WA0QLP, AD0JN, AD0DN, KD0TGH, KE0AOJ, WA0GMH, WD5JRL, W0EJ, N0MHL, K0YKN, NU0E. 1594 contacts were made. Our total score with bonus points is projected to be 7290 points.
OFFICIAL QST RESULTS for South Dakota
|1||W0OJY||7,290||2A||1,594||2||W0EJ||SD||20||Prairie Dog ARC|
|2||W0WTN||4,250||4A||883||2||SD||30||Lake Area Radio Klub|
|3||W0ZWY||3,552||2A||814||2||W0FSD||SD||19||Sioux Empire ARC|
|5||W0NOZ||1,348||2A||449||2||SD||9||Huron ARA, INC.|
|8||W0BXO||1,016||4A||233||2||SD||15||Brookings Radio Rese ARC|
ARRL Field Day Entry Form Call Used: W0OJY GOTA Station Call: W0EJ ARRL/RAC Section: SD Class: 2A Participants: 20 Club/Group Name: PRAIRE DOG AMATEUR RADIO CLUB Power Source(s): Generator, Battery, Solar Power Multiplier: 2X Bonus Points: 100% Emergency power 200 Media Publicity 100 Set-up in Public Place 100 Information Booth 100 W1AW Field Day Message 100 Formal NTS messages handled - No.=1 10 Natural power QSOs completed 100 Site Visit by invited served agency official 100 Youth participation 20 Youth operators=1 Youth participants=1 GOTA Bonus 320 Submitted via the Web 50 Educational activity 100 Total Bonus Points 1,300 Score Summary: CW Digital Phone Total Total QSOs 1228 173 193 Total Points 2456 346 193 2995 Claimed Score = 5,990 Submitted by: Edward Gray, W0SD 43804 257th St Salem South Dakota 57058 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Bonus point documentation, check log will be e-mailed separately Band/Mode QSO Breakdown: CW Digital Phone QSOs Pwr(W) QSOs Pwr(W) QSOs Pwr(W) 160m 80m 14 100 40m 344 100 20m 516 100 172 100 15m 349 100 1 100 10m 5 100 6m 13 100 2m 1.25 Other Satellite GOTA 180 100 TOTAL 1228 173 193 GOTA Bonus: GOTA Coach - Double Bonus Points Name/Call QSOs Bonus Points Scott Bentz, AD0DN 20 40 Matthew Peabody, AD0JN 80 160 Beth Nixon, (NONE) 6 0 Donna Nixon, WD5JRL 34 40 Edith Gray, W0OE 20 40 Shawn Boen, KE0AOJ 20 40