K-W Radio Amateurs Since 1922
by Paul VE3SY
and Ben VA3BNY
Once again KWARC operated Field Day from the Pioneer Village at Doon
With tremendous co-operation from Wendy Connell of the village, each
year Communication is the weekend theme. This year with KWARC celebrating
our 80th anniversary we expanded on this with a large display of
historical radios from the early 1900s up to the current state of the art
equipment. Full details on this display can be reviewed at this
Norm VE3DEQ and John VA3
||Dave VE3RBA (l) telling Don VE3ESE(r) "Strongly
suggest you move the tent off the track Don"
|For as long as most of can remember, Eileen and
Hubbie Stumpf have been serving up chilli and home made strawberry
tarts to the field day crew.
Eileen and Hubbie believe this is there 15th year that they have
been serving up the traditional dish.
That's Gord VE3EOS sitting with Eileen as he enjoys one of Eileen's
A most sincere thank you to Eileen and Hubbie.
||The raising of the field day tower as Terry VE3NSV
(l), Terry VE3NEJ (supervising) and John VE3SJV tightens a few
||Fred VE3OQB on the air with the 40 metre SSB
station. As usual 40 phone had the most Qs however with each
CW contact worth 2 phone contacts who knows who had top score.
|Norm VE3DEQ (standing) looks on as John VE3SJV works
the 10m SSB station.
||Thanks to Ben VA3BNY KWARC field day is blessed with
the use of the 60 foot crank up portable tower that Ben owns.
This trailer mounted tower can be erected in about 30 minutes and
serves as the end support for all dipoles and the 6 metre yagi.
This tower has been used in several ARES exercises including the
Y2K event when it was used as backup at the Waterloo Regional PD HQ.
|Jon Doll VE3CBX on 15 CW. Jon ran single
operator and after getting some antenna problems sorted out finally
started getting some Qs logged
||John VE3SJV operating 10m SSB with Bob VE3XM on 75 SSB
in the background.
6, 10, 15, 40, 75 stations all operated underneath the wonderful
tent provided by Doon Heritage Cross Roads (Pioneer Village)
Thanks to the villages program Director Wendy Connell for her
||Bob VE3XM helping out on 75 phone.
Daytime conditions where terrible but Doug Smith VE3IYB with some
Sunday help from Bob were still able to pile up
an excellent score.
KWARC also provided a History of Radio display as part
of our 80th Birthday. CLICK HERE
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