Harford County, Maryland Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), under club call sign KC3FHC, participated in the annual ARRL Field Day on June 26 to 27, 2021.
577 QSO’s, 3018 points
18 people attended, 15 of which were Amateur Radio Operators. We had 2 HF stations plus one Get On the Air station, Richard/KC3GTO. We received extra points for 100% emergency power, public location, information table, 10 formal messages via Winlink HF email, ARRL Radiogram to MDC Section Manager via Winlink HF email, W1AW field day message, education activity, social media, GOTA station and entry submitted vial web. Final tally was 577 QSO’s with 3018 points.
Dixon K3WNS, Rex KC3REX, Richard KC3GTO, and Ted W3YR each provided HF stations, computers, antennas, dining fly, table and chairs. Rex brought the solar panels and Dixon and Ted brought the generators. Alex KC3LOY brought a dining fly, table and chairs for the information table.
We totalled 577 QSO’s which is pretty darn good, and there were three walkin’s that were interested in ARES/RACES which is more important. The ARRL MDC Section Manager, Marty Pittenger, visited us, thanked us for our participation, and provided a Field Day Pin, decal, and patch.
Future plans include:
- DSTAR/ALLSTAR/C4FM 440 repeater
- Winlink RMS gateway
- Harford County Hospital 440 Digital Net