Field Day 2007
We had contacts in all but seven ARRL Sections, lacking only Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, South New Jersey, Delaware, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
We logged 357 CW contacts, 9 digital contacts, and 325 Phone contacts.
We will likely earn additional credit for the use of emergency off-grid power, solar power, media publicity, visit by served agency representatives, public operation, ARRL information table, Get-on-the-Air (GOTA) station, ARRL bulletin reception, and others.
The participants are as follows, in no particular order:
Bob Harrison, W6RFH
Rich Gerardi, AA6VX
Dennis Daniel, KM6DF
Dave Dowler, KA6BFB
Dave Nelson, AB6DU
Brent MacDonough, K6BTM
Larry Brim, KI6FBT
Daniel Brim, KI6FBU
John Portune, W6NBC
Win Campbell, K7NKF
Paul Andreasen, K1JAN
Jesse Ochoa, KI6JJZ
Anne Carey, K6ATC
Ernie Sloan, W6ND
Eric Lemmon, WB6FLY
Visitors representing served agencies were:
LtCol Christina Anderson, Commander of the 30th Space Communications Squadron
Roy Dugger, KF6QEJ, American National Red Cross
Dick Norton, N6AA, ARRL Southwestern Division Director
Non-Licensed visitors were: Bill McMillan, Indyne Corporation
Mike McAndrew, Photographer for the Santa Maria Times
Patrick Heskett, 30th Security Forces Squadron
Zachary Lane, 30th Security Forces Squadron
Special credit for the success of this Field Day operation is due to Dave Dowler for his IT expertise in getting the wireless network up and running, to Rich Gerardi for his incredible Morse Code ability, and (of course) to Dennis Daniel for his "famous" breakfast burritos which made the effort worthwhile. Bob Harrison stuck it out from beginning to end, and made a huge contribution to the Phone tally. This was a fun event, and thanks to all who helped make it a success!