Clinton County Ohio Amateur Radio Association

Winter Field Day this year was an overwhelming success. We would like to say a special thank you to Caesar Creek Flea Market for being such great hosts for this year's event.  Additionally we would also like to thank all those CCARA members who came out to help get the "shack" fixed up and setup to operate.  It was very much a team effort.  Thanks to all those who showed up to participate or just say hi!








We operated 3 stations for the event connected to 3 antennas including a G5RV and a MFJ2012 OCFD.  Icom 7300s were used throughout the entire event and an Icom 7200 was used for day 1.

Country Total
USA 102
Canada 7
Alaska 2
Northern Ireland 1
Slovenia 1


Band CW Phone Dig
160 0 1 0
80 0 39 0
40 0 55 0
20 0 18 0
Total 0 113 0


Here is some of the work we did to prepare the "Shack" for the Winter Field Day Event.  Thanks to all that participated.  Not pictured, we added carpet to the step landing and an outside light above the door.

New floor patch.  The floor by the door had a hole in it.  Replaced about a 3 X 2 sheet of plywood and reinforced the subfloor support.

  Cable Passthru (2) were added, capped on the inside to keep water and critters out.  Outside was pointed downward for water not to flow in.

We added new outlets, 3 in total.  There were several electrical issues corrected.  All exposed connections were put into flex conduit.

 To hold the fiberglass pole for the 2 meter antenna, we used stage light clamps.  The clamps worked great for quick installation and takedown.

 I know you can't tell by this picture but this was a bare stud wall when we started.  We added insulation and checked the wiring.



CCARA Winter Field Day!  Jan. 25, 2PM - Jan. 26 2PM

Get ready to transmit!  I promise, it will be as warm as possible, outside in January for an extended period of time does not sound fun to me :).

We will be at Caesar’s Creek Flea Market in the red barm on the left side of the market.   Winter Field Day starts at 2 PM, but we will be there starting at 10 AM for antenna setups and testing.

We will be there that evening as long as anyone wants to man the stations.  Sunday transmissions will start about 8AM and continue until the end of the event at 2PM.

Link to Winter Field Day Home Page click Here

Link to Winter Field Day Rules, click Rules