Ours was set up on a high spot in the county near an old country barn and empty farm house.
It was an historic location belonging to the University of Southern Indiana. We had 6 radio stations set up on battery and sloar power with various antennas. Many of the antennas were home made. One man made a dipole out of rope and some aluminum foil and made several good contacts on it. Unfortunately, just as the event was going good Saturday afternoon a line of thunderstorms came into the area, complete with lightning and thunder. Well, being in a lightning storm on top of a hill with metal antennas is not an ideal situation. antennas had to be unplugged and we headed for the safety of the barn. The storms came and went most of the day.
I suspect a low score this year. We had a low turn out. I suspect many stayed home because of the storms. The rain made cooking out a messy option so we ordered Pizza all around and everyone had fun.
Next year SeaBat, I hope you can work your busy schedule so you can attend. You will get many chances I am sure. Also the club may have other activities throughout the year.
Being on a hill, in the open durng a thunderstorm is not a good situation.
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