Every Ham Needs a Kubota Tractor
The other day a group of Cumberland Amateur Radio Club Ham Radio Operators were gathered together for a contest operation. Now and then the conversation turned to topics other than Ham Radio.
This group talked about tractors. It occurred to the four of them and each had a Kubota tractor which is used for chores around their rural properties and gentlemen’s farms.
Someone asked — “What about Andy — AF3I? What kind of tractor does he have?” The leader of the group knew that Andy did not have any tractor, making him the odd man out.
The group decided that Andy needs a Kubota tractor if he is going to be part of the group.
And they knew that many of the same people would be gathering for the Pennsylvania QSO Party.
One of the four was designated to visit a popular farming supply house and arrange for Andy to have his own Kubota tractor. With great fanfare, the group presented Andy with his very own Kubota tractor.
The tractor is shown positioned on the farmstead diorama that CARC club members presented to Andy at the time of his retirement.
You may recognize that Andy’s farmstead also features a replica of a famous ham radio station — the original is located in Newington, Connecticut.
Thank you, gentlemen. This was a great surprise.