Saturday October 14, 2017 CARC operated K3IEC Portable from Fulton County Pennsylvania. This operation celebrated the heritage of Fulton County and coincided with the PA QSO Party.
Our operation began at 1600 UTC and ended about 2100 UTC. For the Local Time Enthusiasts, that was Noon to 5 p.m. Eastern.
We had goals of operating Multi-Multi Portable with as many as four signals on the air -- Phone, CW, and perhaps RTTY on whatever bands we found open that day. 80/75, 40, 20, 15, 10, and 6 meters were all likely candidates.
FLASH -- I interrupt this paragraph for an important bulletin.
Dateline: January 2018, State College Pennsylvania.
To all stations. For immediate release.
The Nittany Amateur Radio Club today announced the winners of the 2017 Pennsylvania QSO Party.
K3IEC, the Cumberland Amateur Radio Club, took FIRST PLACE in the Multi-Operator Category for Fulton County. The five-person CARC team included KB3PQT, KC3AB, W3VRE, KC3CPT, and AF3I.
Congratulations for your outstanding performance in this competition..
We now return to our regular programming.
K3IEC QSL Mailing Address:
1010 GOOD HOPE RD
MECHANICSBURG, PA 17050-2120
We support the following QSL process:
USA contacts -- your card and your SASE sent to Frank Mellott (see above) will trigger our return card.
VE and DX contacts -- your card sent to Frank Mellott is one option. Or send an email request for a QSL card with our QSO info and your return address included.
Address your e-Mail to: AF3I@RadioClub-CARC.com
AF3I will cover return postage to VE/DX operators outside the USA if our QSO and QSL card is helpful to your award objectives.
Our Club is fortunate to have volunteers step forward and provide their services. For that I am thankful and wish to recognize the Volunteers.
Frank Mellott KB3PQT -- Location Scout, Advocate, Event Organizer, Set Up, Take Down, Photographer, Provider of Food and Beverages, and Phone Operator.
Dave Hile W3VRE -- QSL Manager, Set Up, Take Down, and highly dedicated Operator.
Doug Stenger KC3CPT -- Record Breaking Field Day VHF Operator, Cargo Logistics Specialist, Set Up, Take Down, and our talented, highly-skilled Grill Chef. Doug prepared burgers and hot dogs that could go head-to-head against Bobby Flay, and win.
Doug Good KC3AB -- Set Up, Take Down, Enthusiastic 6 Meter Operator, and Canopy Expert. Doug is responsible for every bit of RF energy that we pumped out on 50 Mhz.
Andy Forsyth AF3I -- Quartermaster, Set Up, Take Down, Network Administrator, PC Support Technician, and CW Operator.
Bobbe Rothermel WA3BKK -- Graphic Artist, Certificate Designer, QSL Card Designer.
Garry Fasick K3EYK -- Keeper of various Club Equipment and Antennae.
Henry Mellott -- Equipment Storage, Delivery, and Take Down.
Alice S. Malone -- Photographer First Class
I. E. Coleman -- Location Finder.
We had genuine expressions of interest from two additional CARC Members but matters beyond their control interfered with their plans. Ed Dyer KB3IRF and Steve Hancock N3FWE really wanted to be with us in the rarified atmosphere at the top of Sideline Hill in Fulton County. We were together in spirit.