2016  National Parks On The Air  /  Field Day
Museum of NC Minerals, Blue Ridge Parkway, Mitchell County
Mayland Amateur Radio Club,  Special Event Station  W4M

The antenna farm.

Assembling an antenna mast.
There is a radio station under that hat.

KZ5ED showing how its done.

KK4NLV on the air

KM4TPA on the air
Much adult input.

KJ4SXJ logging contacts.
KM4TNR on the air

W4ABM in a pile up.
KM4TOJ checking out the setup.

Solar N4JRC
Hold this while I heat up the soldering gun.

Solder for good RF connections

Tent meeting outside the tent

About ready to hoist the antenna, again.
Icom on the job

Even smooth talkers stumble when on the air.
Giving the coax and antenna a colonoscopy exam.