W2PQG.ORG
Stan Sears Memorial
Amateur Radio Club
W2PQG Was On The Air For HF Operations
During ARRL Field Day 2010

Several members of the Stan Sears Memorial Amateur Radio Club, took time away from operating with K2VK, the East Coast DX Association, and activated station W2PQG - 1D - NNJ during ARRL Field Day 2010.  Contacts were made on 10m, 15m and 20m SSB from Northern New Jersey. Operations were co-located with those of K2VK, the East Coast DX Association, and took place over approximately one hour on Sunday morning of Field Day 2010.

The station setup used for W2PQG contacts, was Stanís own Kenwood 930s transceiver, connected directly to a 10-15-20 meter Tri-band Beam, running 100 watts, without a pre-amp. A Heil Goldline microphone and footswitch were added to the complement of Stanís equipment for the day. Contacts were made with stations from Prince Edward Island (MAR) to many points up and down the entire Eastern Seaboard into Florida ((WCF, NFL, SFL).

This was the first formal use of Stanís equipment and the W2PQG Club Callsign, since Stan became a Silent Key in 2008. Future additional activations are planned, especially for Field Days, as this was always one of Stanís favorite events to take part in.

To test the operation of the 930s, during the week before Field Day, it was used to make a several successful contacts, including, a one call only, contact with a station in Norway. This proved out that the radio was indeed ready, after its short hiatus into storage, to once again be used for many successful hours of on-air operation.