Field Day 2024: Thank You!

We have now had another successful Field Day operation at Camp Agawam. We dealt with some unexpected obstacles – the heat and the interference between antennas being the two biggest ones – but we pulled through and made it a productive event while still having some fun.

As usual, John AA8UU successfully managed the event from start to finish, but he gets some help making it all happen every year, and so we must thank the volunteers who gave their time and energy to help make this Field Day what it was. Bill N8QVS of course kept us well fed, which is not an easy thing to do these days due to prices and availability of food. Bob WB8ATZ brought the tower and the majority of the antennas, and thankfully, he had a lot of help putting those up and taking them down. Bob N8REL and Brad KE8WNV helped run the GOTA (Get on the Air) station to show new and prospective operators how this whole Amateur Radio thing works, at least on HF. There were several others who were onsite most or all of the weekend, so support was available if someone had a problem that needed fixing, technical or otherwise.

We are certainly looking forward to Field Day 2025, and when plans begin to crystallize for that event, they will be posted here. Thanks to all of you who helped, showed up to hang out and/or operate, or lent your support in any other way that you could.

Next up: We are having a picnic at Green Acres Park in Hazel Park, MI on Wednesday, August 14. Details coming soon!