What does ARES say about Volcanoes?!

I’ve been following the recent news in Hawaii, and through contesting I know a few folks in the southern part of the Big Island. I, and a few local Amateurs around the bay and in Santa Cruz, were concerned about some of the regulars that we talk to or visit on an occasional trip to […]

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 […]