2021 RRVARC After Action Field Day Report:
This is my personal assessment of the Red River Valley Amateur Radio Club’s 2021 ARRL Field Day operations.
First I want to personally thank Kathy and Phillip for having their air-conditioned motorhome at our club’s Field Day location as the cool air helped prevent me from having a full heat stroke Saturday morning. If the air conditioning hadn’t been there, I probably would have wound up in the ER.
Kathy and Phillip also fed us very well, we did not miss a single meal and the food was delicious.
We only had four operators operating most all the time during the entire event.
We only had two stations on the air.
Needless to say we four were tired puppies by the end on Sunday.
KA5LEK Ronnie provided one station, Cindy KD5CCB along with Charles WA5VHU provided the other station. Thomas AF5WO was the only guest operator that I am aware of.
Due to poor/no planning by the club, we were instructed to identify and did so as a 4A class operation, meaning we were supposed to have 4 transmitters, we only had two transmitters on the air at our club’s Field Day site. If you wonder what this discrepancy caused, look it up.