[WVARC] Exactly 40 Years ago, WA6LXN/6 wins Field Day class 4A

greg falxa gregfalxa at gmail.com
Tue Jun 25 18:38:26 PDT 2013

I believe Contractor's Point 1970  was my first FD, and maybe my last...
but it was not in vain! One of my careers was 20 yrs. as a
radio-communications tech, with field work in Washington state, Alaska, and
with my last 3 yrs working in communications in Antarctica. Now that ws

At my first 2-way radio shop interview (circa 1978) when they asked if I
climbed I said "of course.'

Them: 'How high have you worked?'

Me: "100 ft." -- recalling that the more eastern pole at Contractor's Point
was around 90 feet.

Practically speaking I should have said 50ft, but heck, it was just an
installer job at the local motorola shop. I got to enjoy many 100 - 150 ft
climbs during my time in the trade, but that wooden pole on Contractor's
Pt. was seminal. Or was it getting there in Magnet's Corvair... ?

Now? I do bat research, with a speciality in the bio-acoustic end of things.


Greg Falxa
(AC7RX & ex-WN/WB6OSG)
Olympia, WA

On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 3:05 PM, John Musselman N6EP <n6ep at arrl.net> wrote:

>  Wow,
> Done by brute force with 3,000 Qs!
> We won more than once.  Here is a list "Leg" compiled for us a while back:
> 1966 Sierra Pelona WB6OLD/6 -- Matt and I
> 1967 Rancho San Julian WB6SST/6 and W6CXW/6 for the Bodids
> 1968 WA6LXN/6 callsign debuts and we operate 5A above Valley Circle
> 1969 4A winner from the new house lots south of Ventura
> 1970 Contractors Point
> Notice we won 4A in 1969 also according to Leigh - anybody got a QST from
> then to confirm?
> I also think he has the locations for 1967 and 1968 backwards.  I think
> Valley Circle was my first FD and I definitely remember using the phonetics
> "Super Sloppy Toiletrymanship" there.  (Probably the first time you ever
> heard or will hear that word unless you were there.)
> John
> N6EP
> ex-WB6UHF
> On 6/25/2013 2:08 PM, Bob Wilson, N6TV wrote:
> WA6LXN/6 in 1973 was my very first Field Day, and my call was even used
> for the Novice tent (which I also supplied).  We did pretty well!  See
> attached from the November, 1973 issue of *QST*.
>  I remember vividly that the following folks were there:  WB6VZI, WB6KPN,
> WB6OLD, WB6FUE,  WB6ZVC, K6OVJ, WB6UJY, K6JAN(?), WA6something (now N6RN).
>  Who else was there on Contractor's Point in 1973?  Does anyone have any
> photos from that year?
>  73,
> Bob, N6TV
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