Reno QRP Group's 2008 Field Day was held at Marvin Picollo School in Reno. Washoe County School District allowed us use of the grounds for the weekend and we are very appreciative to them. RV parking was on the paved areas near the parking lot while the "antenna farm" was located on a playfield the size of a baseball field.
Weather was warm with highs in the mid 90's and lows near 55. Between the climate conditions and the site layout this was a near perfect operating location.
Equipment rundown is as follows:
Whiterook single paddle full automatic key, Homebrew single paddle in full automatic key, Hi-Mound HK-708 straight key
Elecraft K2 (2 units), Icom IC703, TenTec Argonaut 516
High Sierra Screwdriver, HB 40m vertical delta loop, Mosley triband beam, HB multiband inverted Vee, HB 4-band vertical, HB multiband end fed Zepp
year's participants were:
Ed- WD7Y, Fred- N6FME, Dave- W7GNV, Swede- K7UAL, Curby- KE7LHT, Steve-
NU7T, Carl- K5HK,
Steve- KE7HLS, Steve- N7LLD,
Tim- W7YQ, Scott- KE7LHR, Van- W7IEX, Kyle Hood, Bryan Hood
|Dusk with Smoke from the California Fires||Equipment placement|
|Tim W7YQ and Steve NU7T operating into the warm night||Intro to computer logging|
|Kyle and Bryan Hood operating the GOTA Station||Carl, K5HK and the "Antenna Farm"|
|Steve operating the 20m station outside||Installing the 20/40m inverted Vee|