WR6AOK: On the Air

With the CZU Lightning Complex Fire being 24% contained and the skies yet to show a reliable shade of blue, hams of the San Lorenzo Valley community have been using the club’s WR6AOK VHF repeater to coordinate emergency response activities. Since the repeater seems to work effortlessly, we may be unaware of the round-the-year efforts

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Frequency Measuring Tests

Many thanks to John AC6SL and to Sam WB6RJH for their engaging and well-prepared Tech Talk on ARRL Frequency Measurement Tests (Club Meeting, August 7, 2020). Who knew that wielding electronic instruments and measuring an unmodulated broadcast signal’s frequency would be so interesting! [I did, but I’m a nerd. —Editor.] The aim of the contest is

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Field Day Video 2020

Becky Steinbruner recorded video during Field Day 2020. Here are the highlights. 00:00 – 01:39 Friday Setup 01:40 – 04:38 VHF Antenna Field Repair 04:39 – 06:34 Satellite Station Discussion (Rosemary Anderson and KJ6ZL) 06:34 – 08:29 Phone Station Tour (K8SQB) 08:29 – 13:26 Participant Interviews (K6PDL, Rosemary Anderson, KM6SV, and K3RRY) 13:27 – 16:56

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Field Day 2020 Surprises

To say we live in interesting times would be an understatement. However, to have participated in Field Day 2020 underscores amateur radio’s ability to adapt to conditions, while building and maintaining social contacts. Our story began about a month before field day. Our host asked a small group of local hams if we would be

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Field Day with Social Distancing

This year’s annual ARRL Field Day event has morphed into Field Day with Social Distancing. County health departments along with the United States CDC continue to recommend social distancing, face covers, disinfecting frequently used objects and surfaces, among other actions, to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 illness (Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, CDC). Consequently, our local Field

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