We now have another ARRL Field Day behind us. This one was important for us because it was the first one at a new venue with different accommodations than we have had in recent years. It did present some unexpected challenges, but we dealt with everything that came our way, and the event was still seen as an overall success.
Thanks to everyone who helped at any point during the event: Setup; food preparation; meeting and greeting with people (we had quite a number of new and prospective Amateur Radio operators visiting during the event); running the HF, VHF, and GOTA (Get on the Air) stations; and especially, with the quick teardown at the end.
Last but not least: We got local media coverage for the event! WWJ-AM 950 interviewed HPARC President Mike Phipps, K8WU on Saturday, June 24 at just after 10:45 AM EDT. Mike spoke about Field Day and Amateur Radio in general, which resulted in good publicity for what we were doing.
It takes a few dozen dedicated volunteers to make this event happen every year, and we are grateful for your service. Let’s do it again next year!
Pictures and media relating to the event are available here.