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July 2014


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DELARA News is published on the web as the monthly newsletter of the Delaware Amateur Radio Association in Delaware, Ohio. 
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Field Day!

Another one’s in the books! Nearly 125 people - club members, operators, visitors and officials -  visited this year’s Field Day event as DELARA once again took to the airwaves. Virtually every account of the event placed Tim, K8TAT’s, smoked hog as the highlight of the event! New this year, the hog roast put our usual Saturday evening family picnic over the top! Although DELARA pretty much has this thing figured out, not everything went as planned thanks in most part to the weather. We’ve had a very rainy spring, and the week prior to our event was full of more heavy rain. The water brought on several issues not the least of which was that Dale’s motorized 100’ tower was trapped! We couldn’t get it out of its normal position because of surrounding mud and standing water. And the Scioto Township Park was victim as well, with even the higher portions of the park soggy and wet. That made placement of vehicles a challenge! But the team overcame and our operation got underway. Throughout this edition of DELARA News, find reflections and reports of this year’s great effort. All have agreed that no matter what the final score, we were able to partake of great food, great fellowship, and great operating. Now...if we could just figure out how to order swamping rains for our arch-rival club in Alabama..... heh.    
delara news Delaware Amateur Radio Association, Delaware OH   VOL 33  NUMBER 6
Photo credit, Dale 's son Kevin Bauer, KB8ENJ
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