We were amazingly fortunate this year; first to have such a wonderful set of volunteers, especially those that worked tirelessly (seems an odd thing to say for exhausting work) getting the material to and from the park, raising and lowering all the antennas, and setting up and removing all the gear). Second, we were VERY lucky with the weather. Quite a storm blew-by on Saturday morning, and everyone was forced to seek shelter indoors. By 11 AM the skies were blue again, and the weather couldn’t have been better for the contest itself.
Special thanks go out to Willy W1LY and his wonderful team who made all this possible by putting everything together. Thousands of pounds of stuff moved too and fro with most of it lifted high into the air. Ed W1NQH, Fay, and Brian N1TBT worked tirelessly feeding the hungry hoards Saturday and Sunday, and put together a wonderful family dinner for the largest crowd I can recall. Of course John WA1ABI managed to lead all of us through another safe and enjoyable event. Congratulations to the team leaders who did such a fine job: Paul N1PSX, Chuck N1CKT, Bob WB4SON, Dave KC3GPA, and Bruce NJ3K.
We were also lucky to have Dave, KC1AAA, with us documenting Field Day from start to finish. His photos are wonderful along with his story. If you would like to see a copy of his slideshow, you can click here!