On January 28th and 29th, 2017 the El Dorado County ARC activated a special event station to celebrate the 169th anniversary of the discovery of gold in Coloma, CA by James Marshal. The special event station worked under the club call of AG6AU, “Silver and Gold” during the event. For the event we used the El Dorado County ARES trailer for the station. This was my fifth year helping with the special event station. Thanks to all the amateurs who helped with the operation and who worked us on the bands.