Field Day 2021 Score Submitted

The scoring has been tabulated and submitted to the ARRL for this year’s Field Day effort. It wasn’t our best, but it was consistent with what we did two years ago (let’s not talk about 2020, OK?).

We had 25 CW contacts, thanks to Bill WB8ELK. We had 47 digital contacts, mostly on the 6-meter rig supplied by Bob WA4ZZK. There were 367 total SSB contacts on the two HF stations that were supplied by Craig KJ4LAA. The GOTA station supplied by Mike KD4TGC accounted for 5 SSB and 5 digital contacts in those totals.

Our total QSO points were 511. With the multiplier for emergency power, the QSO score is 1,022. We counted 850 bonus points this time, so the total submitted score is 1,872.

This score is 36 points MORE than the 2019 score, so we made a slight improvement. The new location at Delano Park in Decatur was a good choice, and we’ll probably return there next year if we can reserve it. We had a lot of participation, too, and it was good to see a lot of faces that haven’t been around for a while, and it was great to meet some new folks.

The December issue of QST, the ARRL magazine, will list the scores for the event, and then we’ll find out just how well (or badly) we actually did.

And we need to start thinking about June 2022, when we get to do Field Day again!

Richard Matthews

Author: KB4CAY

Ham since 1981. Secretary of Decatur Amateur Radio Club since 2001. I like digital modes and listening to local repeaters.