PART of Westford‘s Field Day Chairman George Allison, K1IG, reports a successful public relations/public information effort on the part of PIO Lela Smith, KC1ACV and others.
“The club entertained a total of 75 participants and visitors this year, including the mayor of Leominster, a representative of the Billerica EMC, a Carlisle selectman, and a contingent of soldiers from the 211th Military Police Battalion who were sent by their commanding officer to get some experience in field communications. One of the officers from this group is now interested in joining PART,” reports George.
PART also netted a lengthy article in “Action Unlimited,” a weekly newsletter sent to most of the region’s residents. K1IG says a copy of the article will be submitted to ARRL as part of its Field Day report.
“Although our on-air time was diminished by thunderstorms and a hail storm, and propagation was affected by a sunspot count of zero, we made almost 1,300 contacts,” he adds.
Photos from the 211th Military Police Battalion’s visit can be viewed at: https://www.facebook.
com/211thMPBN/photos/a.. 10151631768172189/ 10157592899137189/?type=3& theater
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