ARES District 3 Bulletins 2017

TO:    ALL WOOD COUNTY ARES MEMBERS (OFFICIAL)
       ALL ARES AND NON-ARES AMATEURS ANYWHERE (INFORMATION)
FROM:  KEN HARRIS WA8LLM ARRL DISTRICT 3 EMERGENCY COORDINATOR
WOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS INC.

WOOD COUNTY BULLETIN NR 17.26          DATE: June 25, 2017
SUBJECT: DID YOU LEARN ANYTHING THIS WEEKEND?

Field Day is over for another year.  Did you participate in the event, even if it was to just visit?  If you learned anything at all during the event then you can say it was worth participating. If you don't feel that you learned anything, then you must have been at the wrong location.

Field Day is the perfect time to pick up new skills or learn a better way to do something.  If you participated in Field Day, I will guaranty you will have learned at least one thing.  There is no way you could have participated and didn't learn something, even if it was something you did wrong.

Now that Field Day is behind us, learn from the mistakes that were made and find a way to keep from making them again.  Sit down right now and make a list of what went wrong, or that needs to be changed.  It will be another year before you will have the same opportunity to see if you corrected any mistakes that were made, unless a real emergency or disaster happens before then.

Don't wait until Field Day next year to see if you make the same mistakes again.  Start right now making plans for Field Day, while it's still fresh on you mind.  If you don't start correcting any mistakes that were made, or making changes right now, you will forget about them until next year, or when the next event or disaster happens.  Don't put it off starting right now, even if all you want to do is go to bed and get the rest that you missed out on.

Ken Harris WA8LLM
WCEC
Wood County WV