Winter Field Day 2017

This weekend was Winter Field Day. It was a new experience for me, but since I had always enjoyed the Field Day in June, I figured I would give it a shot. I chickened out on setting up outside, even with the relatively mild Georgia winter. So I, along with my iffy immune system, operated…

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NPOTA Recap

At the stroke of midnight (GMT) on January 1st, the program which has brought me the most enjoyment in my 21 years as an amateur radio operator drew to a close. National Parks on the Air, a program by the ARRL on conjunction with the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, gave me the kick start…

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ARRL Field Day 1998

The first Field Day I really remember was in 1998. Charlie McCook (KJ4JG/K4YC, SK) setup at his repeater site. The clubs at the time were all extremely competitive, and he wanted me and Rob (KF4FPE) to be able to operate on HF without stress. It was basically a huge elmering opportunity. And we had a…

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