Saturday, July 12, 2014

Panama City ARC Field Day 2014

The Panama City ARC held their 2014 ARRL Field Day at George Park in Panama City, Florida. It was a 2A club entry under the club's W4RYZ call sign. The principal operator station was in a trailer brought by Marv KK4DKT the club president. Marv's FT-897 fed a 80/40/20/10 Off Center Fed Dipole. A second station was setup at the North end of the park. It was a Icom 7100 brought by N4KGL using a 100 foot doublet fed with a SGC 237 tuner. The Icom 7100 was operated by a battery assisted by a solar panel. Operators included Marv KK4DKT, Bob WB8PAF, Phil N4STC and Greg N4KGL. Don KK4DWC and Harold KF4YDO accepted visitors in the Panama City ARC clubhouse also in the park. Other club members assisted with logging and help with setup. This fun activity demonstrated a emergency capability of amateur radio to provide communications should normal means be unavailable. Contacts were made across the US and Canada including the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

More photos at this link.