ARRL Field Day 2023 is in the books. This year we put up a lot of antennas and set up a lot of radios in some very hot and tough conditions to post a greater score than we achieved last year! In addition, we had some great food and learned a lot about being flexible in setting up our antennas when fire trucks were parked in our regular OCF dipole antenna spot.
We operated on SSB, FT8, CW and Satellite achieving unofficial 3326 points. This is 570 points more than we achieved last year.
Our satellite contact came quick this year on the first RS-44 pass of Field Day. Tom NY4I made the contact on SSB with assistance from Ryan AF4O to pull the call out of the noise. Kudos to Ryan AF4O for his great portable satellite setup.
Our top operator was once again Jeff Palmer NE4C who logged 455 SSB contacts. Well done, Jeff.
Education and Public Awareness training was led by Fred Botero W2SUB with a total of 5 education classes presented both days of the event to 35 visitors and guests.
We want to thank everyone who helped prepare for and execute the event, especially the Field Day Planning Committee, the Setup and Teardown teams and the Food Committee.