Taunton-area hams staged an impressive demonstration of Amateur Radio’s capabilities at a fund-raising event for the Gertrude M. Boyden Wildlife Refuge on October 7, 2006. The effort was coordinated by Peter Ferreira, KB1LXG. The Taunton Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) as well as several other local non-profits participated in the event.
The team set up an Icom 706 Mark II HF transceiver and a portable Outbacker antenna “mounted on an aluminum stand hidden in a grape arbor.” The TEMA portable 2-Meter Diamond antenna was also set up for local contacts. Fifteen HF contacts were made on 17-meters with stations as far away as Russia and Hungary.
Those participating included: WP4US, KB1LXG, W1DFS, KB1NLX, KB1LZX, KB1KZW, KB1KVD, K1BAR, and KB1LXL.
Shown in photo, L-R: Carlos, WP4US; Neal, KB1LXL; David, W1DFS; Bob, K1BAR; Bruce, NI1X
Thanks, Whitman ARC Spectrum, October, 2006