2006 Field Day Summary

FD 2000 90th Anniversary Longtime MembersIn 2006 South Jersey Radio Association celebrated ninety years of continuous organization.  Jon W2MC was the host of a special ceremony intended to bring out and celebrate especially the long-time members of the club.  The picture above shows (from left to right after an unidentified younger person) Amor Klotzbach N2FY, John Foglebach WY2J, Joe Duffin W2ORA, Joe Cramer N2XYZ, Tom Dunlap KI4OUI, Miles Brown W2PAU in front of his wife Shirley, and Gordo Skorup N2YU.  Since 2006, Amor, Joe Duffin, Miles, and Gordo have become silent keys.  Most of these people were central to SJRA Field Day success in earlier years.

CW contacts have always been an important part of Field Day because they count twice as much as SSB contacts.  In the picture below to the left, Mario N2AK even has Chewie contributing to the CW total.  And on the right Ken K2WB, Jim KR2T, Rich KV2R, Jon W2MC, and one other member prepare to raise the new full size 40 m 2-element antenna in order to keep up with the expected 40 m CW tally.FD200640mAntennaPrepFD2006MarioK2AKandChewie