BIG News Flash
Ma. - 29 Aug 2005
Saturday August 27th was
a banner day at the Berkshire Insulator Gallery (BIG). The Yankee Clipper Contest Club, a ham radio
club with members throughout New England and New York, held a picnic and club meeting at BIG. The picnic was held at the Berkshire
Insulator Gallery Annex Soda Shop (BIGASS) on the Berkshire Insulator Gallery Insulator
Decorated Elevated Annex (BIGIDEA) under the Berkshire Insulator Gallery Temporary
Overhead Protection (BIGTOP) to protect from the strong sun that day.
amounts of food and drink were consumed by the dozens of attendees. There were also enough leftovers that the
staff will be well fed for a week or more.
included three visitors from Russia, including two that came all the
way from central Siberia.
part of the activities walking tours of the Berkshire Insulator Gallery
and the radio facilities were conducted.
of the Berkshire
Insulator Gallery included stops at the Berkshire Insulator Gallery Development,
Engineering & Analysis Lab (BIGDEAL), Berkshire Insulator Gallery Maintenance And
Manufacturing Area (BIGMAMA), and Berkshire Insulator Gallery Demonstration And Display Development Yard (BIGDADDY), as well as
visiting the main display area of course.
There was of course plenty of radio
operating going on. Operators chatted
with hams around the world and logged many contacts in the Ohio QSO Party, an
event aimed at contacting as many hams as possible in Ohio that day. There were also those who tried to see what
there were for fish in the pond that the BIGIDEA overlooks. Unfortunately the biggest fish caught is the
one pictured here. More pictures can be
seen at http://www.k1ttt.net/2005picnic.html.
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