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 […]

Veterans Day 2014 – K6V

[Note: This article was submitted to both slvarc.org and k6bj.org to cover a wider audience.] CQ CQ K6V from the Santa Cruz Veterans Memorial Building! Veterans Day 2014 was a community event! And this year it celebrated the reopening of the Ham Shack in the Santa Cruz Veterans Memorial Building (on Front Street) on Nov […]

Field Day 2014 – Out of this world!

Field Day has been called by some Amateurs “the best few days of the year.”  At the top of Empire Grade Rd near Bonny Doon, CA, I found myself in amongst all the activities which make up ARRL Field Day. Setting up antenna towers and radio stations, reconnecting with some folks I hadn’t seen since last […]

Riding with the Chews Ridge Gang (K6MI)

The Chews Ridge Gang celebrated 50 years of operation in Los Padres National Forest atop Chews Ridge for Field Day 2013. You could subtitle this article “50 Years and a Newbie,” which describes my adventure as a first time operator with the gang on Chews Ridge. This all started about two months ago with Jim […]