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DrStrange
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join:2001-07-23
West Hartford, CT
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Re: Field Day This Weekend

Operated 2A as part of a club effort. We were kind of casual about it this year and had around 110 contacts over the two days. We had a couple of new hams who had never worked HF, so we gave them a chance to make a few contacts. I must have logged about 10 over 60-90 minutes total operating time over the two days. Weather was great, band conditions were abominable. We eventually put up an 80m double extended Zepp, which made it a bit easier for us to be heard. We had a distraction for the last few hours as one of our members saw a large mulch fire on the way to our site and reported it to EMS [She arrived just about the time we went looking for where the smoke was coming from]. The mulch fire required two mutual aid responses in addition to the initial assignment to knock it down.