The Annual ARRL Field Day 2023 was to have been here June 24th & 25th but Mother Nature intervened with thunder & lightning and so it was decided that prudence would dictate that the event would be called off.
I was in Maine on vacation, if you can technically be on vacation when retired, and was planning on taking in Field Day from Pemaquid Point Lighthouse as I have in previous years but when I arrived at the site there was no one there. By the way, it was raining there also but no thunder and lightning.
Anyway, after “Field Day / Not”, the club covered the Harborfest 5K and 10K on July 29th. As with the Child Advocacy Run in April, RAIN was the order of the day but the 5K and 10K races went on in spite of it all and most of the runners seemed to be having a good time. I was stationed on W Seneca Street and a number of the participants said that it was nice weather for running anyway.
There is a new GMRS repeater operating from Rudy Reyes KD2DPA’s (does that mean he got his license just before Al, KD2DPB), site in Orwell. I don’t know much about GMRS but Mike, KD2DVC tells me it is operating on GMRS frequency, 467.570 for input and 462.570 for output, or R16 in GMRS lingo and using PL tone 88.5 I believe. I am not sure what kind of coverage he is getting.