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Hello to All,
I just wanted to share with you some comments on our 2016 field day operation. My question for the day is: How many people does it take to set up and run a Field Day weekend? I write this to offer thanks from an organizers point of view to all the people who make this happen. As I started collecting names, call signs and duties performed for this letter, I began to realize just how many folks contributed to such a great weekend. Here is the report of all the contributors of our fun weekend. If you are not listed, please contact Mark, KC1ACF for inclusion in this list.
Larry, K1LJK, You captured ALL of our happenings in what has to be our biggest newsletter ever! The field day coverage was amazing in that we had four photographers roaming about taking pictures throughout the weekend. I understand the time it takes to put all of those great pictures on one document. Great work, Larry, as always! Oh, and one more thing: Congratulations to you on getting your extra ticket!
Our antenna crew list is missing some people but I have Loren, N1IQI, Barry, N1EZH, Jeff, WK1D, (excellent job on the launcher, Jeff), Joe, K1JMA, Paul, KB1MTW, Mike, WA1MAD, Jim, NM1F, and Bruce, W1CVE.
The food may be arguably the most important component of the weekend. Our thanks to Karen, N1VI, Steve, W1OD and Bob, K1NOK for doing a great job keeping us all well fed!
Paul, KB1MTW was seen transporting equipment throughout the weekend and solving problems for everybody.
Jeff, N1ZZN, took on the task of getting us all on laptops. He was successful in collecting all contacts without paper for the first time ever at Field Day! There was one old guy that held off recording his contacts on a laptop. By Sunday afternoon I finally stepped up to the plate and switched over to electronic logging!
As Bruce, NI1X-SK used to say: If you do not have a picture, it did not happen. What great pictures of the entire event! The 2016 Field Day was captured by the able work of Jeff, N1SOM, Jeff, WK1D, Bob, K1NOK, (great captions, Bob) Barry, N1EZH, and Richard, AG1B. Bruce, NI1X-SK, would be proud of you!
Those folks who ran the VE sessions are to be congratulated as well. The VE Team was ably led by Steve, W1OD and helped by Karen, N1VI, Bob, K1NOK, Jeff, WK1D, Jim, WG1L and Ryan, KG1ZX. Nice work getting some more hams on the air!
I was very impressed with the large signs we had out in front of the YMCA this year. Thank you Karen, N1VI for your nice banner and thanks to All who helped with this important task.
My safety guy in charge was John, KC1DWY. He did a great job watching out for foot and car traffic near guy wires and cables. He also helped guide cars and campers to their parking area. Thanks John!
Gary, AB1CQ, managed to collect all of our data for the weekend. I believe he indicated we made around 400 contacts! Thanks Gary!
So, my final point for all of this is: How many hams does it take to set up and run a Field Day operation like ours? Well, we had twenty-five plus people set up and run various parts of our Field Day. There were thirty-eight jobs completed by these folks altogether, (some working on the same project, food, antennas, photos Etc.). What a great team we are for getting our Field Day prepared, set up and operating! It was a substantial effort from a lot of people to complete our very successful 2016 Field Day operation!
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The Whitman Amateur Radio Club is located about 25 miles south of Boston, MA, near the city of Brockton. Club meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at the Whitman Knights of Columbus Hall on route 18 just south of the Abington line. The meetings start at 7:00 PM.
Post Office Box 48
Whitman, MA 02382
ARRL Club #0082
Club Call Sign: WA1NPO
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Board of Directors
President - Joe Amorelli K1JMA
Vice President - Paul Moss KB1MTW
Treasurer - Jeff Tracy N1SOM
Secretary - Larry Kenney K1LJK
Joe Amorelli K1JMA : Elected
Paul Moss KB1MTW : Re-Elected
Jeff Tracy N1SOM : Re-Elected
Larry Kenney K1LJK : Re-Elected
Richard Metcalf AG1B : Elected
Information and pictures from club events of the past
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