A huge mahalo to a fellow club member Brett VR2BG (pictured above operating from the MARC Field Day location at Ho'okipa Point) for compiling and researching this history of Field Day results for the Maui Amateur Radio Club. Our club was established in 1936 and records indicate participation in the event dates back to 1939. See the attached document below for the complete list of results.
Field day was a great success. Mayor Alan Arakawa visited on Saturday morning; about 40 members and guests signed in. We had some rain Friday morning but the rest of the time we had great trade wind weather. We haven’t gone thru the logs but we had more than 3300 QSO’s, despite the fact that 10m was only open very briefly. With the new antennas we were able to run both CW and SSB on 20m and 40m simultaneously with only a little interference. 15m was our best band during the day, we had about 1000 SSB QSO’s before the band closed about 9 pm or so on Saturday night but 20 remained open all night. More later after we go thru the logs. Mahalo to all who helped organize, setup, operate and clean up. 73 and Aloha, Tom Maui Amatuer Radio Club President
We operated three stations on 10, 15, 20 and 40 meters as well as one GOTA (Get on the Air) station on 2 meters. We ran several modes including phone, CW, RTTY, as well as digital modes like PSK. To the knowledge of the club this is the first time we have run 3 stations. Propagation was fair thanks to a wonderful hula performance to kickoff the event by Club President Tom Worthington's wife Leslie. The hula was story of Maui coaxing the the sun to produce sun spots that promote radio propagation.
We had about 25 operators and visitors throughout the 24 hour event. A highlight of the event was when a club member was able to make contact with NASA astronaut, Reid Wiseman KF5LKT, operating as NA1SS from the International Space Station. Although it was a short pass over Hawaii, she reported clear communication with the space station. By the end of the exercise Sunday morning we made a total 2391 QSOs and 3462 points.Both are higher than last year despite experiencing poorer solar conditions.
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