N4G is a Success!
N4G, GARA’s annual special event station commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, was a resounding success this year. The success began with the organization of the event by David Macchiarolo, AJ4TF, who applied for the permits, found the equipment, lead setup, and spearheaded efforts to make the more than 1,130 contacts on both HF and VHF/D-star. That’s an N4G record! A lot of GARA club members came out to support the special event station, making contacts on 80m, 40m, 20m and 15m, and in multiple modes including SSB, FM, D-star, CW, PSK31 and JT65! Many thanks go to everyone who participated from setup through running pileups and on to tear down. N4G is an excellent outreach to the community, a great way to spread the word about the importance of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, and an excellent time of fellowship and camaraderie. If you weren’t involved this year, seriously consider supporting the Field Day efforts in June and putting N4G 2017 on your calendar!
Many thanks to Tommie Lauer, K4MTL for providing the many excellent pictures of N4G that you see on the site! There are additional pictures available here if you’d like to take a look.