W9NT (SK) Shack Auction to Benefit RRRA

Gurnee Bridgman, W9NT, became a Silent Key April 17, 2019 (obituary) and generously remembered RRRA in his will.

A silent auction to liquidate W9NT station equipment willed to RRRA will be held immediately following the club’s July business meeting 16 July, 2019, at the West Fargo City Hall building, 800 4th Ave East, West Fargo, ND. The proceeds of this silent auction will benefit RRRA.

Gurnee was an active ham and kept his station—for the most part—up to date with modern equipment. The equipment offered for auction is presentable, clean, and was in use up until Gurnee became a Silent Key; however no warranty is implied or offered.

Tape Measure Beam Optimized for Fox Hunting

Kent KA0LDG discussed Fox Hunting (aka transmitter hunting) during the June club meeting and displayed some of the gear he uses during these activities:

Plans for home-brew antennas suitable for Fox Hunting are widely available and prebuilt antennas may be purchased from a number of vendors. Those wishing to build their own Fox Hunting antenna may wish to use the design by Joe Leggio WB2HOL described in his Tape Measure Beam Optimized for Radio Direction Finding article.

West Fargo Field Day Stats

W0ILO Contest Summary Report for ARRL-FIELD-DAY

Created by N3FJP’s ARRL Field Day Contest Log Version 5.8 www.n3fjp.com

Summary
Total Contacts446
Total Points505
Operating Period2019/06/22 18:28 - 2019/06/23 17:57
Total op time (breaks > 30 min deducted)17:04:18
Total op time (breaks > 60 min deducted)19:02:16
Avg Qs/Hr (breaks > 30 min deducted)26.1
Bands and Modes446
Sections69
States \ Provinces51
Counties4
CQ Zones5
Intials11
Operators11
Stations5
Computers5