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

Ken Beals kabeals at live.com
Tue Jun 25 20:28:51 PDT 2013

I can’t remember that far back. That may have been my first and last field day. I do remember taking the antennas off my tower and transporting them to Contractors on top of my Corvair. Quite a sight... especially the shorty forty that wasn’t disassembled very far.

Magnet K6MR

From: Leigh S. Jones, KR6X
Sent: ‎Tuesday‎, ‎25‎ ‎June‎, ‎2013 ‎16‎:‎59
To: Bob Wilson, N6TV
Cc: WVARC Reflector

Our first Contractor's Point Field Day we used Ken Beal's yagis on SSB.  We learned that while Drake R4A/T4X stations worked pretty well on generators, Matt's Heath twins had troubles both with generators and RF blocking due to wider front end filters.  Bill Guimont brought a KWM2 that was used for our largest ever 75 M contact total with a nice quad loop antenna. We came back to Contractors point once at which time we destroyed Tree's 204BA.

Leigh S. Jones, KR6X

On Jun 25, 2013, at 14:08, "Bob Wilson, N6TV" <n6tv at arrl.net> 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?

Bob, N6TV


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