Due to the damn pandemic, we did not have our usual field day at Nokesville Park. However, many club member did participate in field day activities. Known OVH field day operators include Al, KB4BHB; Wayne, N7QLK; George, K4GVT; Butch, W4HJL; Jay, NQ4T; Tony, KM4KLB; Ron, K3FR; John, KG4NXT; Jeff, K9VEG; Wayne, N4HCR; David KK4ZUU, Kevin, KX4KU; Mark, WA4KFX;, Bill, N4SV; Ron, N4RDZ; and Jim, KM4SXM. If you were missed, let John, KG4NXT know and we will add you to the list.
Wayne, N4HCR, wrote an article on field day that was published on the forbes website. This is the link to it: https://www.forbes.com/sites/waynerash/2020/06/30/thousands-of-radio-operators-band-together-to-practice-for-the-worst/
There was a lot of digital operating this year. Three of us did FT8 with auto logging: Wayne, N7QLK; John, KG4NXT and Bill, N4SV. Mark, WA4KFZ worked both Wayne and John and sent us pictures of the contacts.
We did not have GOTA but Cat, KM4PBD brought her brother Austen to KG4NXT where he did some digital contacts and also assembled a satellite antenna as shown in the picture.
Several members got extra points. Jeff, K9VEG got an elected official to visit his station. Tony, KM4KLB got extra points for 100% emergency power, message to section manger, 10 NVTN messages, copied W1AW Field Day bulletin, natural power QSOs and web submittal. Also those bonus point will be rolled into the club total.
Gil, KM4OZH was haying at the farm he owns with his brother and could not start operating until 10 pm. He put a ladder on the hay wagon and it supported an inverted V antenna loaned to him by Jeff, WB4TT. He worked from then until one minute before the contest ended on Sunday. When it rained on Sunday, he put a tarp over the equipment and continued.