Camaraderie, planning and executing, showcasing, and verifying that we can adapt, improvise and overcome when presented with unforseen obstacles is what Field Day is all about. Our efforts have also resulted in some long-dormant hams becoming active and excited about ham radio again. Yes, our group will strive for a bigger score than last year but we'll also have a VHF station for newbies and visitors. Thanks, ARRL, for extending that option to the 1A groups since GOTA is not an option for 1A.
Looking for potential ops in your area? This FCC database lookup site can search by city name or ZIP code and give you a list of nearby licensees.http://callsign.ualr.edu/callsign.shtml
Scroll down to the "Name/Address Search" portion of the page.