OPINION : Field Day 2019 Makes the News

OPINION : Field Day 2019 Makes the News

As I’m sure most of you know, Field Day is this coming weekend. I often describe Field Day as a combination emergency preparedness exercise/club event/PR opportunity. Indeed, you score points by sending out a press release to local news outlets.

Increasingly, I find that many of these press releases are being picked up and reported on. Here’s a sampling of the stories I’ve found over the last week or so:

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Operating Notes : Market Reef!, gray-line propagation, ground wave or sky wave?

Operating Notes : Market Reef!, gray-line propagation, ground wave or sky wave?

A couple of days ago, I managed to work the OJ0AW on Market Reef on 30m. Market Reef is a small piece of rock in the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland.

This is Market Reef’s 50th year as a DXCC entity and, so I’ve read, many DXpeditions will be made to this piece of rock in 2019. So, if you don’t already have it in your logs, now’s the time.

I worked OJ0AW on 30m after calling for only about five minutes. Good thing, too, given my short attention span. :)

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