ARRL Field Day 2018 Official Results

The Field Day 2018 results have been posted on the ARRL website.  They are also printed in the December issue of QST magazine.

Our club’s standing this year returned to a level similar to prior years, which is a great improvement over the 2017 results.  We made a great effort, and we had fun doing it!

Here’s the breakdown of the results:

– Out of 2,902 entries overall, W4ATD was #676 (#1016 last year).

– Out of 232 entries in the SE Division, W4ATD was #59 (#85 last year).

– Out of 47 entries in the AL Section, W4ATD was #10 (#14 last year).

– Out of 328 Class 2A entries overall, W4ATD was #113 (#211 last year).

– Out of 20 Class 2A entries in the SE Division, W4ATD was #8 (#16 last year).

– Out of 7 Class 2A entries in the AL Section, W4ATD was #3 (#5 last year).

We could have done even better with greater participation. We improved everywhere, especially among ALL class 2A stations.

NOW . . . .

We’re going to be better next year, right? Field Day 2019 will be June 22nd and 23rd! Make plans to be there and help out!

The Field Day results database can be found at:

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DARC Officers for 2019

At November’s business meeting, which was held at the Canton House Chinese restaurant in Decatur, the club reelected two of the current 2018 officers for 2019 and promoted one.  They will continue serving at the January club meeting. The club elected a new vice-president.

The officers for 2018 are:

President – Mike Findlay KD4TGC

Vice-President – Steve Vibbert KD2JSW

Secretary – Richard Matthews KB4CAY

Treasurer – Lester Christophe W5GSU

2018 was a another good year of growth for our club. We have a number of new members, some as a result of the VE exam testing we now offer. We’re anticipating that 2019 will continue to improve!

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November Club Meeting Info

November is here already! The first Tuesday of November, the 6th, is Election Day, and our normal meeting place at the Morgan County Courthouse will be occupied by election officials as they tally up the results of the day’s voting in the county.

SO . . .

The November meeting of the Decatur Amateur Radio Club will be held at 6:00 on Tuesday, November 6th, at the Canton House restaurant on 14th Street in Decatur. The restaurant is between 6th Avenue (Highway 31) and the railroad overpass. Please look up directions, or call someone, or email someone, or hitch a ride, or do whatever you need to do to be there. This is an important meeting, because it is also our club’s Election Day, and we will be electing the officers for 2019.

So please note the change of time and location:

Place: Canton House, 609 14th St SE, Decatur, AL 35601 (256) 350-8868
Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Purpose: Regular business PLUS election of 2019 officers

See you there!

By the way, speaking of elections, please exercise your privilege as a citizen and vote on Tuesday!


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