L to R: Paul Buescher (N8HHG), Rich James (N8FIL), Mike Lester (KD8VHA) and Jeff Kunkel (KD8JPQ)

The 2019 Amateur “Ham” Radio Field Day event held this past weekend in Northfield Center was a great success.  With all the necessary equipment set up in the gazebo, local hams (Northfield Center & Sagamore Hills) made verified radio contact with 43 states, including Hawaii, 4 Canadian provinces and 7 countries, including some in northern Africa, South America and the Caribbean islands. See related article.

OPERATORS:

 KD8JPQ         Jeff Kunkel        Sagamore Hills

KD8VHA         Mike Lester        Sagamore Hills

N8FIL              Rich James        Northfield Center

N8HHG           Paul Buescher   Northfield Center

N8HTX            Monica James   Northfield Center

W8DEA           Don Wade          Massillon

W8HXS           Steve Hendrix    Sagamore Hills

TIME ON THE AIR:

 June 22, 2019, 1804 hrs UTC to June 23, 2019, 0615 hrs UTC.

Note:  The station was also operating prior to and during the event as a “Scouts Camps On the Air (SCOTA)” and was activated by SCOTA and listed at http://SCOTA.us/calendar.php .

FREQUENCY BANDS WORKED:

20-Meters – 14 Mhz

40-Meters –  7 Mhz

80-Meters –  3 Mhz

7 COUNTRIES WORKED:

BRAZIL

CANADA

CEUTA and MELILLA (EF9Z) Northern Africa (Spanish Territory)

*HAWAII (KH6RS) Kahului – Most distant station worked at 4,513 miles

PUERTO RICO

UNITED STATES

VIRGIN ISLANDS

*NOTE:  Both Hawaii and Alaska are considered countries by the ARRL.

43 STATES WORKED:

AL – 6

AR – 1

AZ – 2

CA – 4

CO – 1

CT – 3

DE – 1

FL – 12

GA – 4

HI – 2

IA – 5

ID – 1

IL – 5

IN – 2

KS – 2

KY – 3

LA – 2

MA – 7

MD – 1

MI – 1

MN – 1

MO – 1

MS – 4

NC – 14

ND – 1

NE – 1

NH – 6

NJ – 4

NY – 12

OH – 6

OK – 1

OR – 1

PA – 5

RI – 5

SC – 3

TN – 3

TX – 6

UT – 3

VA – 7

VT – 4

WA – 1

WI – 4

WV – 2

4 CANADIAN PROVINCES WORKED:

ALBERTA      2

MANITOBA    1

ONTARIO      1

QUEBEC        3

One of 3 temporary antennas – 30′ high antenna on a pickup truck!