Affiliated with The Hudson Division of American Radio Relay League.
Field Day 2022 at the Horton Point Lighthouse
The ARRL 2022 Field Day event was a huge success at the Horton Point Lighthouse!
JUNE 23, Friday morning 0830 Don rounded up the usal cast of characters and headed over to Charlie's house with the
trailer to haul the infamous 500 Lb PARC tent over to the Horton Point Lighthouse grounds. Within two hours it was set up and we were
ready to pick up the tables and chairs, thanks to the Greenport Department.of Parks and Recreation.
Many thanks to Crumb Boss N2QHV Don for feeding us and then we had fantastic Ice Cream desserts provided by WB2ZOB Stu!
PARC W2AMC operated as Class 2A, emergency power. Twenty two PARC members and guests participated in our Field Day radio Operations. NY2NY Jay contributed 79 CW QSO's and 158 SSB QSO's were made by the rest of the PARC members.
KD2WHB Pete set up next to the club tent with his own off the grid Jeep with generator and solar power.
A total of 650 bonus points were added for Emergency power, media publicity, visit by Southold Police official, etc. Total score: 1206 points. The results will be published in QST. Many thanks to all who participated; special thanks to Don N2QHV and Charlie K2GLP for all their efforts to make this an excellent experience for PARC members and their guests.
HOPE TO SEE YA' ALL NEXT YEAR!
This is the Horton Point Lighthouse under a Full Moon. Whenever this event occurs, the covered porch disappears, as noted in this photograph taken by N2WMF Bill the Medic. Because of his family history related to the commissioning of the Horton Point Lighthouse, he is the only one that can capture this event of disappearing porch phenomenon. As legend has it, when George Washington Commissioned the Lighthouse, the original plans did not include a front porch. The Horton family insisted on a front porch on the lighthouse so it would remind them of the original homestead that would be torn down to make room for the lighthouse. The final construction did include the porch, but every full moon the front porch disappears. Photo curtacy courtesy of N2WMF Bill the Medic.