On July 27, 2019, the SVRC held its summer family picnic and unofficial “Field Day” at Richardson’s Clubhouse near Buffalo Hart. The event was generally well attended with multiple radios, two dipoles in the trees, a twenty foot car-mounted HF antenna mast, and multiple VHF/UHF verticals on several portable masts. Even though the conditions were not great, many QSOs were made; many with “Parks on the Air”. We covered 20/40 meters and had some fun with two-meters and 440. Roger Whitaker even conducted a Winlink demo.
Beyond radio, we had enough great food to have fed an army. From elegant chicken to grilled hotdogs, we ate like kings.
Antennas began to go up at 8am and the party finally broke up just after sunset. Great weather, great food, great friends, and... RADIO!