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2019 - Trip Report - Down on the Ol' Antenna Farm with Bill and Julie

Down on the Ol’ Antenna Farm with Bill and Julie

Bill and I helped out with our Coconino Amateur Radio Club’s Annual Field Day. The event was held June 22-23, 2019 at the Ft. Tuthill County Fairgrounds in Flagstaff, Arizona. This is an annual Ham Radio event sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) with similar clubs and individuals participating that weekend across the USA. We rehearsed emergency communications, transmitted across amateur radio bands making contacts across the United States and other Countries, set up equipment, investigated new radio technology, and welcomed our visitors (of all ages) to learn about Ham Radio. This event was also a competition where participants from each state accumulated points for amateur radio contacts across the different ham radio bands during the weekend as well as other criteria for elements included at each local event. Fun and Learning was enjoyed by all !

-Bill (KQ1S) & Julie Smith (KI7TNF) Flagstaff, Arizona