John Moyle Memorial Field Day 2018

The John Moyle Memorial Field Day (JMMFD) is held annually in March in memory of the late John Moyle, VK2JU.   The aim of the JMMFD is…..

“The aim is to encourage and provide familiarisation with portable and field operation, and provide training for emergency situations. The rules are therefore specifically designed and focussed to encourage field operations.”

For those who might be interested to read some history behind the man, in whose name the field day is named, you might find one of my previous posts interesting.  It can be found at…..

https://vk5pas.org/2016/03/20/john-moyle-memorial-field-day-2016/

There are a number of photographs there of John Moyle and lots of interesting history on this gentleman.

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I normally head out into the field to a park and operate portable for the JMMFD, but unfortunately this year I had to work dayshift on the weekend.  I was hoping to get out into the field on Saturday afternoon, but Saturday was rated as extreme for the potential of bushfires, so I decided to stay home.

I handed out a few numbers from home, going between the shack and the living room to get an update on the South Australian State election which was held that weekend.  I made a total of 78 contacts, all on 40m, with a claimed score of 108 points.

As of today (28th March 2018), a total of 124 logs have been received.  This includes fifteen (15) logs from South Australia (VK5).

Good luck to everyone who took part in the 2018 JMMFD.

2 thoughts on “John Moyle Memorial Field Day 2018

  1. Hi Paul,

    It was a terrible day, weather wise here on that Saturday. Just too dangerous to head out to a park. Marija went out that night with a group of girlfriends, so I spent my night on the radio and watching the election.

    Good luck in the JMMFD.

    73,

    Paul VK5PAS.

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