Archives for 2020

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

VIRTUAL Club Meetings

For the foreseeable future, our club meetings will be held virtually through Zoom meetings. Each meeting’s connection details will be sent through the club’s groups.io email reflector. Several virtual-meeting announcements have been sent over the last week. If you didn’t receive them, then let Kerry K3RRY or Rich KE1B know. We’ll check that you are a […]

First Virtual Club Meeting

QSTs Ray W6LPW reported the sad news that KG0T is a silent key. His widow is open to having a memorial service when we are again able to gather. Kerry K3RRY reported that the Coffee 9 Virtual Noontime Lunch on April 1 was well attended. To allow more than one conversation at a time, he […]