This year was different -- instead of our usual expedition to Green Ridge, we operated from Bear Creek Elementary School in Bend. Emphasis was on public relations and high participation rather than a high score from the boondocks, but we nevertheless achieved a respectable score.
With assistance from CORA (Central Oregon Radio Amateurs), we operated as W7MT, with GOTA station K7ZZZ. CODXC participants were K2DI, KB3GQK, K4XU, W6JDB, KS6U, WA6WMO, KI6Y, WA7AJ, NW7E, WS7N, WA7ND, K7SQ, WA7ZBL and K7ZM. CORA members and others included W7KI (provided and helped run the VHF station), W9CZ (graciously loaned us his trailer for the GOTA station), K7FEW, KD7HGT, KA7KPL, KC7LPK, KD7RTE, WA7TUE and KB7W.
Another advantage of our in-town location was an excellent catered dinner, prepared and served by Chris, Peggy and Janet.