QTTF - A confession


From: BOB KELLOGG (ae4ic@nr.infi.net)
Date: Sun Apr 28 1996 - 21:43:51 EDT

Gang, I thought I was being so smart. I set up my rig about a mile from
Battleground park in Greensboro, site of a revolutionary battle. Threw a
line over a tree, put up a temporary antenna, operated battery power, etc. etc.

The thing is -- I *live* a mile from Battleground park, and I did all of
this in my own back yard. My thinking was that if I owned a farm near the
park, and set up on the back 40, that would be a field location. In other
words, I thought temporary/portable would qualify as field.

But, today, two things happened that made me rethink my position. First, a
friend asked me where in the park or near the park I had set up my rig, and
second, I read the rules in QST which plainly say *home* location vs *field*
location. Not only that, but the great fun and comraderie that comes from
communing with nature while hamming (and knowing that others are doing the
same) just doesn't exist in a back yard. So I realized that even if I was
technically "afield", my setup just wasn't in the spirit of the thing.

So, this is an apology to those who may have been misled by my earlier
report. When I send in my log, it will indicate a home location. Sorry, I
just got carried away when I read about all of the great locations hams were
using, and couldn't resist claiming my proximity to Battleground park.

Bob Kellogg, AE4IC
Prolably, but not nececelery. - Benny Hill

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