Photos by Charlie Haggard, N0EUF
The TriCity Amateur Radio Club held a "field day" exhibition for the third time in June, 2007. This is a day when radio amateurs all over the world set up portable stations and try to work as many other amateur stations as they can over the weekend. The serious purpose of field day is to practice setting up for emergency communications, such as were used in the aftermath of the Katrina and Rita hurricanes in the southern US. In addition to the serious purpose, there is another one -- having fun!!
Our station was set up atop the Wildcat Hills in Western Nebraska, where high altitude makes signals go further. It was also a few degrees cooler than our valley below, and the scenery is spectacular.