Here’s a brief summary of the Ham Radio potation of the event:
- Again this year Bruce K2BET obtained Special Event Call Sign: W8W. The W8W coincides with the Winter Wonderland Event..
We had our usual cast of characters (Ham Operators) again this year for setup, operation and of course the tear down.
Bill Blick - W8EB
Bob Maron - K8RLM
Paul Streng - N8PBS
Doug Kilner - KD8CLV
Dave Metzger - K8GVK
Ed Oxer - W8EO in Florida for Echo Link
Joe Levine - W8JRK
Ralph Steinberger - KW8G
Bruce Tanner - K2BET
And the partisipation of several future HAMS.
- The antenna erection party was held on Friday as we got to stomp around in the snow to erect the antennas.
- Saturday morning, two independent HF stations were in operation. Operational modes of CW, SSB and Echo Link were utilized throughout the event. Dave K8GVK and Bruce K2BET ran the CW station and made several contacts in Europe. Bob K8RLM ran the SSB station mostly on 40meters. Bruce K2BET setup up the Echo Link stations after acquiring a new battery for the laptop computer.
- Ralph conducted Morse Code training on the CW practice oscillators and generated a lot of interest for the hoby.
- Special Event QSL cards W8W were sent out all contacting stations.
All in all we had a great day.