Thanks to some superb weather (as opposed to last year’s monsoon) Field Day again proved to be an enjoyable affair, eagerly looked forward to by all club members. With all trailers, antennas and radio gear set up, it was off to a flying start at 18:00 GMT Saturday.
We had many visitors to the Field Day site, including some youth (future hams?) and a special visit by the boys from Dufferin ARES, along with their emergency communications vehicle.
Alain Norman, Emergency Manager for the City of Brampton, a big supporter of ARES, and his wife Nicole were also in attendance..
Ernie and Frank again outfitted the welcome tent with lots of homebrew material and exhibits of what Amateur Radio is all about.
This year there was a good showing of thirty two members, eager to operate or log at one of the stations.
After much tallying of the logs, we have submitted a score of 6168 points. This includes both contacts and bonus points. While we are down from last year’s score it may still be enough for us to make a creditable showing in the 4A category, possibly even the top spot if last years scores are any indicators. Unfortunately, we have to wait until November to see where we come out in the standings but that should give us lots of time to plan for next year. A big THANK YOU to all who participated. This couldn’t have happened without you.