June 2004 at the
Pleasant Valley Fire District Headquarters
Field Day 2004 was the second for the Madison County
ARC. It took place once again at the PVFDH, the EOC for the Plain
City, Ohio area. It enabled us once again to operate as an F class
station. The club bested last year's score by 100 points. A
club total of 2,094 points were collected. QSO points were 1,094
(134 points CW, 88 points Digital, and 325 points Phone).
The power multiplier was 2 giving us the 1,094 total points. On
top of that we were able to add another 1,000 bonus points (100 points
each for media publicity, public info booth, public place setup, W1AW
message, natural power, site visit by an elected official - Sandy
Atkins the Mayor of Plain City, site visit by a served agency official
- Krista Peters the Madison County EMA Director, and presentations of
APRS, SSTV, and remote control operation using six meters). A highlight
of the event was the scruptious catering by new amateur Steve
Buckley. The brats and burgers were great and added a new
and appreciated touch to our club event.
results from ARRL indicate that the Madison County Amateur Radio Club
took FIRST place in the Great Lakes ARRL Section in class 2F. The
club was in 17th place out of a total of 56 stations nationwide
operating 2F. For only the second year doing Field Day this
is certainly a great accomplishment of the club.