Volunteers Providing Emergency Communications for Multnomah County, Oregon

Winter Field Day

What a great success the day was! We had sixteen ARES members, six very enthusiastic visitors, and one adorable Golden Retriever puppy named Cora.

We deployed the OCF dipole high in the trees (nice job, Ralph!) and were making contacts in Alaska, Hawaii, California, Georgia, South Carolina, Michigan, and all places in-between.

One of my favorite highlights was Bob Fischer who made his first HF contact and was literally jumping for joy and had to step away from the radio to still his racing heart! The excitement on his face is a priceless memory.