Post Dayton Hamvention 2009 Thoughts – Part 5

In the midst of forums, show booths and the flea market “treasure hunt” so hams were using the Hamvention to prepare for “Having a field day at Field Day!”

At one of the dinners I sat with a group who took field day seriously, and despite the dinner’s theme being about the competitive Contesting part of our hobby, they were focused on how many more people they hoped to get involved in their Field Day operations, whether they could best their previous GOTA (Get On The Air) station count during Field Day and were planning to have a blast getting everyone on the air.

Vic K1PY and his XYL were among those at the table from the “W2RDX 3A” Field Day effort.

Such enthusiasm and Vic K1PY took the time to explain how they really didn’t have as much opportunity to operate as he would like, and how Field Day had become a major event for them.

Yes they not only have gotten a firm grip on the activation part of Field Day, but have learned how to “Have a field day” at Field Day!

It is meeting, listening & learning from folk like Vic K1PY that makes a Hamvention experience special.



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