June 23-24, 2012
2012 Field Day Results
Results not yet available
Some Field Day Notes
This year, our American Radio Relay League Eastern Pennsylvania Section Manager, Robert Famiglio, K3RF, visited our Field Day site, overflying by air. The following message was received from him:
—– Original Message —–
From: K3RF via ARRL.ORG
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2012 7:50 PM
Subject: Field Day Air Tour of EPA Section a Success
> On this year’s field day, Jim Goldman, W3JG, and I visited over 21 > club field day sites by air and landed at two of them. The flight took > us over 500 miles, spending over 5 hours in the air. Many thanks to all > of you who listened for us on the air and followed us in real time on > APRS. Your response to our aero-mobile tour was amazing – even the Wx > was good.
> Jim and I were airborne just after 14:00 local and touched down > back home at Brandywine airport in West Chester, PA after dark, > sometime after 21:00. While I expected 146 & 440 MHz to be active, I > was surprised at the amount of activity on 927 MHz. Some clubs worked > us on all three bands. Many individual operators also worked us along > the way, and there was QRM on occasion, even on 927.500 MHz! > We landed at Seaman’s airport to visit with at the Scranton Pocono > Amateur Radio Klub. On our flight back south, we landed at Penn Valley > Airport to visit with the Susquehanna Valley ARC. We enjoyed their > hospitality; especially, the great conversation and delicious snacks.
> Our only regret is that we couldn’t visit everyone. People are > already asking me, “What are you going to do for an encore?” > “Why wait until next year? Do another flyover, this summer.” > “What about ATV for live video from the plane?” Great questions. > I’m not sure what we’ll do next, but keep those ideas and comments