WGARS Winter Field Day 2020

This past weekend, I participated in Winter Field Day with the West Georgia Amateur Radio Society. I woke up around 7:30 on Saturday morning and didn't go to bed until Sunday evening. Winter Field Day is about being prepared for emergency communications by practicing setting up in a less than optimal operating environment and trying to quickly and accurately exchange information with as many other stations as possible. Unbeknownst to us, there was already an event scheduled at the VFW fairgrounds that can only be described as a rave. There was insanely loud music until after 1 AM, so I decided against setting up the good microphone that I brought. That being said, I was still able to produce the video below. 

WGARS was able to beat our score from last year, probably by a decent amount. We had ten multipliers this year, as opposed to five for last year. The score is a good indicator that we're starting to get pretty good at quickly setting up and operating, but one of the best parts of the experience is just having the opportunity to spend time with some great people.


2022 Net Schedule

If you would like to sign up for a month of net control, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If this is your first time, you don't have to take a whole month. Just let me know you'd like to give it a try, and we'll set you up with one net. Let me know if you need any accommodations, like assistance with logging or acknowledging checkins. Scroll to the end of this article for a tutorial video for using my custom net control logging form. Contact me if you'd like a link to the form.

Please email net logs for Thursday ARES nets by no later than the end of the following weekend

Monday Net Control Thursday Carroll County ARES Net Control Backups (on standby for any month)  
January - KO4EMB January - KO4DKS    
February - WD8LQT February - KO4DKS    
March - KO4EMB March - KO4DKS    
April - KO4EMB April - KO4DKS    
May - KO4BVB May - KO4DKS    
June - WD8LQT June - KO4DKS    
July -  July - KO4DKS    
August -  August - KN4FRP    
September - WD8LQT September - KO4DKS    
October -  October - KO4DKS    
November -  November - KM4BYH    

December - 

December - KO4DKS    

Eclipse 2017 Photos

Here in Carrollton, GA, we had around 95% coverage of the sun by the moon during the eclipse. I took these photos using a Canon Digital Rebel with a 300mm lens. For the direct photos of the sun, I simply held a pair of cheap eclipse glasses over the lens.

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