2011 Field Day – CW Station (Part I)

The effort for this year’s CW station started about three days after the end of Field Day 2010. We’d had some good success with inverted-Vee Yagi-Uda wire antennas in previous years, so it was proposed to erect similar structures this year. The goal was to hit both 40-meter and 80-meter bands with dual three-element antennas. […]

UCSC Field Day 2011

Nearing the end of the UCSC’s academic quarter, Kerry Veenstra (K3RRY) thought, “Am I going to do Field Day this year?” There was little time before summer academic activities began, and the thought of an all-night competition was unappealing. But then UCSC professor Steve Petersen (AC6P) suggested that instead of focusing on scoring points, the […]