Feb: Jock White Amateur Radio Field Day 2014

Seven MPRG members turned out for the 2014 Jock White Memorial Field Day on 22-23 February. We operated from “the paddock” at the home of Paul ZL1BBR near Clevedon.

Our Field Day location overlooked the mouth of the Wairoa River.

Our Field Day location overlooked the mouth of the Wairoa River.

The 40 metre station, courtesy of Peter ZL1AAM and Brenda.

The 40 metre station, courtesy of Peter ZL1AAM and Brenda, utilised a Kenwood TS-570D transceiver.

40 metre operations with Paul ZL1BBR and Peter ZL1AAM

40 metre operations with Paul ZL1BBR (left) and Peter ZL1AAM

40 metre operations with Paul ZL1BBR and Peter ZL1AAM.

40 metre operations with Paul ZL1BBR and Peter ZL1AAM.

The 80 metre station had much less comfortable seating!

The 80 metre station.

The 80 metre station utilised a Kenwood TS-430S transceiver.

80 metre operations with Rick ZL1WOT and Barbara ZL1UFT

80 metre operations with Rick ZL1WOT and Barbara ZL1UFT

This year, we decided to operate SSB only, which helped to spread the operating duties more evenly.

Club Secretary Ann ZL1BFB transfers the paper logs onto computer.

Club Secretary Ann ZL1BFB transfers the paper logs onto computer.