Tuesday, 7 July 2015

And the winner is...

The coveted YRARC Field Day "Melted Coffee Pot" award went to Roger, VE3ROG, for a small oversight regarding a vital antenna connection on the 80m phone station. Quickly resolved through the use of sophisticated analysis tools and several pairs of eyes, it still held up operations long enough to be noticed by Steve VE3UT, our Field Day Director. So after Field Day operations were closed for another year, the proud tradition of presenting the award to the ham who created adversity, then overcame it, lived on. Steve also had the honour of presenting Roger with the award.

The award, now made more elegant through the efforts of Doug VE3VS who built the fine wooden base, provides room for plaques to honour winners for many more Field Days to come. You can see Doug below looks fondly down on the award, no doubt thankful for missing the opportunity to win it this year, turning in a fine score on the 40m CW station.

This is the fourth time the award has been presented, having been conceived in adversity with an unfortunate application of too much force (of the electro-motive kind) to a Field Day coffee pot. It is a testament to the tenacity of past winners that all of them were active in the 2015 event.

Congratulations to Steve for organizing yet another successful Field Day for the York Region Amateur Radio Club in 2015!

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