Field Day 2013 was a great success for the RRARS!

The Rolla VE team offered an exam session, and two people

passed their exams (Mike, KD0SIU, and Carolyn DuClos). See

the test-session report for details


We operated as class 3A again this year, with a fourth station

on 6m SSB, and benefited from a nice 6m sporadic-E opening,

especially on Sunday morning, yielding a total of 65 QSOs.

The CW operation was led by Dave (KF0XQ), along with Gary

(KF0TW), and operated mostly on 40m, with some 10m

contacts on Sunday morning, yielding a record-breaking 419

contacts. The SSB operation was led by Russell (KD0OWE),

and netted a total of 140 contacts. The digital/CW operation

was led by Joe (K0OG), and completed 138 contacts (44 CW

and 94 PSK31 and RTTY). Thanks to all the operators who

spent time at the radios and made these record-breaking

scores possible, as well as those who helped set up and take

down the equipment and tents.


To offer some historical perspective, here is a summary of

yearly total scores (including all multipliers and bonus points):

2009 -> 2244

2010 -> 2708

2011 -> 3096

2012 -> 3182

2013 -> 3608


As you can see from the above history, we are continually

finding ways to improve our operations!


Another highlight was the picnic at 4:00 PM Saturday, with

the grill managed by Scott (KC0OKW), yielding some fine

burgers, brats, and hotdogs. Thanks to all who brought

covered dishes to share. All was VERY good!


The weather this year was quite pleasant. There were some

nearby thunderstorms (we even heard the thunder), but they

did not interfere with on-air operations, and the added cloud

cover kept the temperature down and the breeze up.


We offer a special thanks to Steve (N6RHQ) and

Ann (KD0JNI) for overall organization and sanity.


Please see the final report to see our score totals.



-Joe (K0OG)-

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