Field Day 2017 will go down in history as the day Jefferson Co. EC Johnnie Knobloch, KJ4OPX, and Ala. Assistant Section Manager Roger Parsons, KK4UDU, literally found themselves “at the end of the road” while visiting the events at St. Clair, Sylvan Springs, and Bibb Co. In addition, Alabama Section Manager JVann Martin, W4JVM, was fortunate enough to get a shot or two from an aerial drone used at the Huntsville Field Day event held at the Space and Rocket Center on Saturday! As JVann posted on the ARRL website under section news,


Hello Alabama Amateur Radio Operators!

2017 ARRL FIELD DAY – JUNE 24-25.

What a great 2017 Field Day weekend in Alabama!! I’m very excited to have accepted formal traffic from across the state over the weekend from Dothan, Muscle Shoals, Huntsville, Montgomery, and other locations. Thank you Alabama for including me as your Section Manager in your field day. Our setups in the field and our rotation of clubs members, friends, and first time hams making contacts is what makes all this effort worthwhile.
73 everyone and great job!!


JVann Martin, W4JVM

Also, congratulations go out to all those operators across the state who recorded a contact with W4JVM on 3965 HF who also received 100 extra bonus points for the QSO! Great work, folks! IF you weren’t able to get out for the festivities this year, make plans to attend the next one, held annually on the fourth Saturday in June! Oh, and check out the pictures, too!

Look forward to seeing you there!