Contact Map for 2013 Field Day

John AC6SL analyzed the field-day logs and created a map of contact counts. Each section worked is represented by a circle that is centered on the section code. The width of each circle indicates the relative number of contacts in the logs for the associated section. (Click the image to enlarge it.)

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 […]

SLVARC Field Day 2011

“CQ Field Day this is K6MMM” The San Lorenzo Valley Amateur Radio club in conjunction with the Santa Cruz County Amateur Radio Club held the 2011 ARRL field day at the scenic CAL FIRE training facility located on Empire Grade Road. The SLVARC would like to thank CAL FIRE for their continuing support for this crucial emergency […]

2011 Field Day – CW Station (Part II)

(See Part I of this article.) Much time was spent finding and removing yesterday’s accumulation of the myriad grass seeds, stickers, nettles, fox tales, rocks and other undesired biota from socks, shoes, pants, shirts, and wherever else they had lodged for the evening. Only a few hardy souls had stayed over Friday night. The Twins […]

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. […]