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K4LRG 2007 ARRL Field Day
Another Fine Business Operation By The

Loudoun Amateur Radio Group
de Loudoun County,  Northern Virginia

Station #3 Captains:    John Unger - W4AU and Paul Dluehosh - N4PD


John Unger - W4AU operating on 40-Meters CW. Photograph by Denny Boehler - KF4TJI of Leesburg, VA.

John Unger - W4AU of Hamilton on Station #3: 40-Meter CW

     We always try to dedicate a full-period station to 40-Meters CW; it's a big winner. As usual Station #3 had this duty. John Unger - W4AU usually does this but last year John and Carolyn were in Europe hiking in the Alps. So Paul Dluehosh - N4PD put a nice station together in 2006. This year, John and Paul teamed up for a super station. The rig, a Kenwood TS-850, and the other stuff and gadgets were Paul's but they used John's old faithful 40-Meters Delta-Loop and crank-up mast.

     They kept this station active for the full 24-hours and netted just over 700 good 40-Meters CW QSOs. Nice job by everyone:

       Paul Dluehosh - N4PD
       John Unger - W4AU
       Gary Quinn - NC4S
       Jeff Crawford - K�ZR

     Co-located with Station #3 was the 20-Meters CW operation by Station #5; they shared the porch of the mobile van now owned by Loudoun County Chapter of the American Red Cross. This is nice mobile facility but the weather was too nice to set-up inside.

Delta-Loop on 40-Meters by John Unger- W4AU. Photograph by Meg Gentges - AI4UX of Great Falls, VA.
Station #3 and Its 40-Meter Delta Loop
A W4AU Special

The 40-Meter CW Station biult by Paul Dluehosh - N4PD of Leesburg, VA. Photograph by PUL Dluehosh - N4PD of Leesburg, VA.

A Xtal Clear Blue Ice Operation On 40-Meters Charlie Whiskey
They Operated Around The Clock   ---  Non-Stop Pleasure!

The Rates At Station #3  40-Meters CW averaged 29 QSOs per hour with 5 hours at 40 or more and 7 hours of 30 QSOs per hour. The first few hours on 40-Meters is most important. There is also a mid Sunday morning serge. Last year with the one-hour-plus storm shutdown, Station #3 had 540 QSOs. In 2005, they logged a nice 860 QSOs. Again this year there was a spike at 0100 hours local. There always seems to be a drop off around 0400-0500 hours local but activity is back by 0600 hours local.

Rate Chart of 40-Meters CW.

Running Totals for 40-Meters CW.

     At the right, Paul Dluehosh - N4PD of Leesburg is ready to pounce on another new caller.

     Below, John Unger - W4AU and Jeff Crawford - K�ZR listen for new signals.

John Unger - W4AU and Jeff Crawford - K0ZR on 40-Meters CW. Photograph by Norm Styer - AI2C de Clarkes Gap, VA.

Paul Dluehosh - N4PD on 40-Meters CW. Photograph by Norm Styer - AI2C de Clarkes Gap, VA.

The American Red Cross Chapter Mobile Van. Photograph by Meg Gentges - AI4US of Great Falls, VA.

The American Red Cross Loudoun County Chapter Mobile Unit
Arranged By Dave Mullins - K4ARP  - Thanks Dave
This Was
The Old Loudoun County Sheriff's Command Unit
We Never Set Up Inside

The prime CW stations. Paul Dluehosh - N4PD of Leesburg on 40-Meters CW and John Unger - W4AU of Hamilton on 20-Meters CW. Photograph by Meg Gentges- AI4UX of Great Falls, VA.

Paul Dluehosh - N4PD on 40-Meters CW  and  John Unger - W4AU on 20-Meterss CW
These Two Stations Ranked In Almost 1300 QSOs

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This report is written, edited and posted to the Loudoun Amateur Radio Group's K4LRG.ORG Internet Site by Norm Styer - AI2C of Clarkes Gap, Virginia. For photographic credit place your cursor over a photograph. Non-profit use of this material is granted if the Loudoun Amateur Radio Group of Northern Virginia, its internet writers, photographers and publishers are credited. Best regards, Norm Styer - AI2C.