Greetings TLARC family!
First of all, I want to say thank you to EVERYONE who
participated in TLARC's 2021 ARRL Field Day!
While I have participated in many a Field Day over my
amateur radio "career," this was by far the best group of
folks I ever could have been blessed to work with. I would
like to personally thank each and every one of you for the
faith, support, encouragement, and participation!
This was the first time I have ever had a leadership role
in such an event. I know I made many mistakes, but I hope to
capitalize upon and learn from those. If I am ever honored
with such a position again, I promise to build upon the things
that I have learned, and shall seek to improve our group
operations even more.
The sheer number of folks that were able and willing to
come out to our little "out of the way" event was simply
amazing. The hard work and dedication of several members was
simply astonishing. I would list names and callsigns, but
there are so many that contributed, I fear I'd forget someone.
I think we did an amazing job, and I'm proud of everything
we accomplished. I am working on gathering the tallies and
calculating our scores. Once I've gotten everything
submitted, I will report back to the group (both via email and
on the net.)
If anyone has any suggestions on how I can improve upon
things, I am more than willing to listen. Feel free to
contact me on the radio, by email, or by phone. My contact
information is listed at the bottom of this email.
Finally, for those of you who were unable to attend, you
were sorely missed! We hope to see you at the next operating
event, but we certainly understand the circumstances have been
difficult for many over the past year or so.
If you did participate in Field Day under the ARRL Field
Day 2021 Temporary Rule Waiver, and wish to credit the
club with your contacts, please make sure you select the TELLICO
LAKE ARC as the club. This is what we will be
filing our collective results under.
This was an absolute delight! Again, I am humbled by the
great group of folks we have in the club. I would love to see
us participate in even more operating events, contests, and
the like in the near future. I look forward to seeing how
much further we can increase our capabilities. I look forward
to Winter Field Day. I look forward to other contests (let's
make an effort to participate in more events as a group!)
Most of all, I'm looking forward to TLARC's ARRL 2022
Thank you all!
73 and God Bless!
Jeff/N4POD - TLARC 2021 Field Day Chairman