A Holiday Poem

(Authors unknown. From our shack to yours, Happy Holidays.) A HOLIDAY POEM ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the shack The rig was turned off and the mike cord lay slack. The antenna rotor had made its last turn, The tubes in the linear have long ceased to burn. I sat there relaxing […]

A Runners Perspective, 2017 Wharf-to-Wharf Pedestrian Mobile

Yep, I did it again! Huffing and puffing on a 2-meter hand-held over the 6-mile course, this year I was once again pedestrian mobile for the 45th running of the Santa Cruz to Capitola Wharf-to-Wharf (W2W) race. Thanks to Cap (KE6AFE) I was able to borrow his lightweight Yaesu VX-2R 3-watt transceiver, and stay in […]

A Little Night Light Music

I had it in my hand! The Trustee certification for a club station for NG6O arrived by mail at the last day (and minute) from the FCC. It was just in the nick-of-time to operate in the CQ Worldwide WPX CW contest, and run QRP (5 watts) where I was able to make an incredible […]

Happy Centennial

The celebration of 100 years of Amateur Radio in Santa Cruz County was held at the Museum of Art and History (MAH) on September 17th, 2016. The community effort to support this event required a cross section of members from Amateur Radio across Santa Cruz County. It spanned not only the two local clubs SCCARC (Santa […]

Visalia Contest Academy 2015

A cornucopia of contest content! By Don K6GHA and Tom KW6S. Once a year in April, international contesters and DXers converge on Visalia California for two full days of tribal knowledge exchange unlike any other event in the world. This year’s 66th International DX Convention has concluded, and if you were there, you really enjoyed […]