Field Day 2021

Lago Lomita Vineyards 25200 Loma Prieta Ave, Los Gatos, CA

Join us for Field Day 2021 at our mountaintop location at Lago Lomita Vineyards in Los Gatos. Schedule Friday: setup day Saturday 11:00 am: begin operations Sunday 11:00 am: end operations Directions from Soquel Take Soquel San Jose Rd up the mountain Drive 11 miles Turn Left onto Summit Rd Drive 0.4 miles Turn Right

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VIRTUAL Club Meeting – ADS/B and AIS

During the CZU Fire in 2020, mountaintop aircraft trackers were lost, and CAL FIRE ended up monitoring the locations of their helicopters through a receiver that was provided by a radio amateur. Jeff Liebermann AE6KS will describe the equipment and software needed to track aircraft and vessels at sea.

International Light House & Lightship Weekend

Richard K8SQB is organizing this year’s International Light House & Lightship Weekend, which is happening on August 21 and 22 near the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse. Plans are to make a “mini-Field-Day” setup with Richard’s HF phone station, an HF digital station by Craig N6SBN, and a satellite station by John KJ6ZL. Although this is

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VIRTUAL Club Meeting – Using a Commercial Handheld in the Ham Bands

With proper programming, one can legally use a commercial handheld radio on amateur radio bands. But why would someone do that? Kerry Veenstra K3RRY will describe why, along with what you need to get, how to program the radio, and how well it works.      

Pacificon 2021

San Ramon Marriott 2600 Bishop Dr, San Ramon, CA

VIRTUAL Club Meeting – Small Solar Power Systems

Kerry K3RRY will explain how to design a small solar power system for ham radio. In addition to a short backgrounder, Kerry will present the design spreadsheet that he and others use to install temporary power during remote, desert events. You will be able to use the same spreadsheet to select system components, knowing that the

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Holiday Dinner 2021

Scopazzi's Restaurant 13300 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA

The 2021 Holiday Dinner will be at Scopazzi's Restaurant. The cost will be $45, paid in advance. 13300 Big Basin Way Boulder Creek, CA 95006   Santa Cruz County Masking Order: "masks are not required during indoor activities where they cannot be worn safely such as eating, drinking". Santa Cruz County COVID-19 Dashboard