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2019 ARRL Field Day “Thank You” 06/25/2019

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Accessed on 25 June 2019, 2145 UTC, Post 1018.


Now that the 2019 edition of the ARRL Field Day is over, it’s time to reflect on that event and to thank those supporting radio amateur efforts to enhance  operating skills during emergency situations.  Field Day has many unsung “heroes” who helped us achieve the successes of that day.

Such is the sentiment expressed by Darren Holbrook (KH6OWL) who publishes the popular Oahu Amateur Radio website:  “Ham Radio Hawaii” (  I’ve taken the liberty to publish his remarks from the 24 June 2019 edition of “Ham Radio Hawaii.”  May we all be grateful for the support we receive from friends, family, and our public-served agencies.

“2019 Field Day is Over – Time to say “Thank you”.

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The radios are put away, the antennas are down and the 2019 Field day is in the books, if you have logged all your contacts that is.

All the behind the scenes work that was completed deserves a thank you to all that made it possible. From coordinating the sites, the many volunteers that set-up, those who volunteered their radios, antennas and generators. Those are just a few items that you may  have noticed. But what about all the other things? The people who cooked, brought in all the food, paper plates, cups, ice, coolers, tables and chairs. The family members that volunteered their time to be there for the operator.

All the things that goes into field day happened because others love to support the clubs, friends & families. The next time you see your club board or your friends who help organize this event, just say Thank you. It will mean a lot to them and they deserve it.

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section