[W5SFA] W5SFA Field Day 2015

Duane Kerr duanepk at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jul 3 15:43:48 CDT 2015


Thanks for the report. Sounds like a good Field Day experience. Wish I could have been there
DuaneKF5WZR 


     On Friday, July 3, 2015 3:11 PM, Roger Klein <rwklein at katyweb.net> wrote:
   

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