JOCK WHITE MEMORIAL FIELD DAY CONTEST
Last full weekend of February
This annual contest has been named to honour Jock White ZL2GX, NZART Contest and
Awards Manager for over 40 years, for the service that he gave to NZART during that time.
This contest, like many others, results from Jock's initiatives. See Full rules
and the latest results.
Team: ZL1FS, ZL1AJR, ZL1SWW, ZL1BNO, ZL3TE
with the assistance of ZL1FS's XYL Christine
Northern Region - 3rd Place with Total Score = 178062
Field day this year saw a smaller turnout not only with Branch Members, but Field Stations.
There was a large deep low pressure system set to hit the upper north island with rainfall
levels between 40-140mm. The heaviest part hit the Auckland area around 4:00AM Saturday.
This did not stop ZL1AA.
ZL1AA had the usual 2 stations on the air, 805M SSB and 40M CW/SSB. We were short a CW operator or two.
Ray, ZL1AJR, Mark, ZL1BNO, Franc, ZL1SLO kept 80 Meters going, while Wes, ZL3TE ran 40M CW and SSB with some SSB relief during
a few Saturday evening periods from Simon, ZL1SWW.
The 80 Meter Station consisted of a FT-1000MP, to a doublet dipole, while over on 40, saw an FT-1000MP, 1/2 wave Dipole and a
Force 12 SIGMA-V 40M vertical dipole.
Steve, ZL1FS and Christine kept the troops fed and watered very well.
Franc, ZL1SLO has uploaded a few short video clips on You Tube. Either search ZL1AA or use
the following URL: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=zl1aa&aq=f