Archives for 2014

Packet Radio with Smartphones

Many thanks to 13-year-old Rohan Agrawal KJ6LXV who presented his work on packet radio during the September 5, 2014, club meeting. Rohan designed and built wireless-interface hardware and a smartphone app that lets one use a smartphone’s user interface to send and receive APRS messages through an unmodified HT. Check out the slides of his presentation (requires a […]

Field Day 2014 – ISS Contacts, the Backstory

Ah . . . the feeling of success. I was walking on air Saturday morning, June 28th, at about 11:30 a.m. In less than 10 minutes into the official start-time of Field Day, the main purpose of all the Satellite Station prep-work and station setup was accomplished. We had finally done something we had been […]

Field Day 2014 – Press Coverage

Post-Field-Day Coverage: Annual Nationwide Field Day Tests Skills of Ham Operators — Santa Cruz Sentinel County Amateur Radio Clubs Have a Field Day — Aptos Times (page 1, page 2) Pre-Field-Day Coverage: Field Day 2014 Emergency Communications Exercise — KION Channel 46 Learn About Amateur Radio Service Saturday — Santa Cruz Sentinel Ham Radio Event Slated […]

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 […]

Field Day 2014!

Join us for Field Day, this Saturday, June 28. This year we will have six radio stations on the air. Through them you can contact people around the world. Come by on Saturday and make a few contacts! Starting day/time: Saturday, June 28, 11:00 A.M. No-charge dinner: Saturday night. Ending day/time: Sunday June 29, 11:00 A.M. (Yes, we make […]