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Field Day 2013

Field Day 2013
Mycheal works 40m at Field Day

On June 22-23, FCW via the Ham Station K4FCW participated in the ARRL Field Day.  Field Day is the premier Ham Radio event of the year with two main purposes — test equipment and antennas that may be needed in an emergency situation; and promote Amateur Radio.  This is the second field day for FCW and things were smoother this year, though there were still some glitches.  The goal was to contact as many stations as possible during the 24 hours.  The station worked many of the states, along with Canada and Spain.  We were able to demonstrate Ham radio and spark interest in a non-ham who may be taking our Technician license class later in July.  As usual from such events, we learned much and should be able to do better next year.