Field Day – this the way to do it.

Field Day, as it should be. QRP, fun and good friends.  This is a wonderful example of putting out the maximum effort to get the most out “of sending the very least!”

I’ve worked these fine folks individually many times over the years. It’s so nice to be able to put faces and voices to the people “behind the code”.

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP -When you care to send the very least!

Larry Makoski, W2LJ, is a regular contributor to and writes from New Jersey, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

5 Responses to “Field Day – this the way to do it.”

  • Marc, W4MPS:

    Hey Larry
    Tnx so much for posting that. We appreciate it very much. It was really a lot of fun and certainly more “civilized” than our adventure last year up in the mountains- HI. Although that FD will always be fondly remembered. You can tell from some of the accents on the video that N.C. is now infested with a bunch of Yankees- HI. But an absolutely great bunch of guys, and we always have a ton of fun together. Special thanks to our host Paul AA4XX and his lovely XYL Sue for providing a fantastic venue. See you on the Skeeter Hunt.
    Marc, W4MPS (for WQ4RP)


    Hi Larry,
    I remember back around 1995 I restored a set of KNWD twins.
    I got checked into a net with a nice bunch of guys and after 2 hours some had to leave.
    I asked the last person where he was from.
    He said RI.
    I told him I flew my GYRO from here to Ashaway,RI.
    Well he knew all about the skydiving club,the glass blower down the road and we talked for another 2 hours
    He told me that the girl who ran the DZ, lost her Mom and Dad in a car wreck.
    So she had a single paved air strip put in and was making enough money to live off of but the club members treated that house like an out house.
    We had a meeting and we just about rebuilt the house,had porta Johns in the back and we added a small extension and she opened up a gift shop.
    This is sliding off ham radio but it sure was nice meeting the guy on the air and even better when he said some jumper put their heart and soul into cleaning that place up.
    She really grew fast then sold it off.
    Your post here brings back memories related to ham radio.
    As a Novice my first real DX was KL7CC.
    I have that pinned on the wall.
    72/73 BOB AF2Q

  • Nice video! I’ve been wanting to try that tribander triplexer technique one of these years. It’s easier to build one of those for QRP than QRO. That Vietnam war era tower is neat, too.

    Very enjoyable video, and good FD effort, guys!


    (2A EPA de W3HA dit dit)

  • Fred VE3FAL:

    Most excellent video for sure, well done guys.
    What software were you using on the laptops for the logging and sending ? Never thought of doing that.

    Fred VE3FAL
    Little Thunder QRP Club

  • Marc, W4MPS:

    Hi Fred
    Most positions used N1MM. One used N3FJP. Both worked well, but we had some compatibility issues with N3FLP when we merged the files. Next year I think we’ll all be using N1MM.
    Marc, W4MPS

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