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2005 Field Day Pictures

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OCARC FD SITE 2005

This year the OCARC held Field Day at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base in search of quieter EMI conditions. Here is a view of the main gate to the Los Alamitos JFTB base.

Photo by W6HHC 

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Field Day actually begins about a week before the event as inspection and repairs are made to some of club equipment. Here the 15M and 20M mono-bander beams are inspected and repaired at the QTH of Ken-W6HHC.

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Kenan-N6CCE has volunteered to store OCARC towers and push-up masts in his storage unit. Here Kenan pushes one of the club's four military push-up masts (donated by Frank WA6VKZ) into the pick-up truck of Bud-WA6VPP..

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The week-end before Field Day, (L-to-R) Bud-WA6VPP, Kenan-N6CCE, and Bob-KD6VDP move the clubs equipment to the QTH of N6CCE to allow some set-up experience on the newly donated 40-foot push-up masts. .

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The OCARC FD Chairman for 2005 was Willie-N8WP.  Willie was there early on Friday afternoon for early FD set-up and could be found "everywhere" dispite recovering from a broken knee-cap. Willie is an active member of the Calif Office- of-Emegency-Services (OES) and was responsible for helping OCARC to obtain use of Los Alamitos JFTB FD site.

Photo by WA6WZO

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On the Friday afternoon before Field Day, the first antenna to go up was the 5-element 15M beam.  L-R are Mike-WK6O, Bob-WB6IXN, Chris-W6KFW, Bud-WA6VPP, Kenan-N6CCE, Lee Evans, Tom- K6CCD, and Bob-AF6C.

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The 15M 5-element beam is just about ready to set-up.  L-R are Mike-WK6O, Bob-AF6C,  Kenan-N6CCE,  Bud-WA6VPP, Tom- K6CCD,  Chris-W6KFW,  and Lee Evans.  The OCARC microwave antennas....errr...State of California - Office of Emergency Services microwave tower can be seen in the right background.

Photo by W6HHC

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The next antenna to go up on Friday afternoon was the 80M dipole.  Frank Smith WA6VKZ donated several 40-foot military push-up masts to the OCARC.  L-R are Chris-W6KFW , Mike-WK6O, Kenan-N6CCE,  Bob-AF6C,  and Bob-WB6IXN. 

Photo by W6HHC

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The 20M beam was the last antenna to be set-up on Friday afternoon, close to the EOC building. L-R are Lee Evans,  Tom-K6CCD, and Bob-AF6C.

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FD Chairman Willie-N8WP prepares steak dinners as the reward for those who helped with the set-up efforts on Friday afternoon.

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Enjoying the Friday night steak dinners are (L to R) Kenan-N6CCE, Cheryl-KG6KTT, Rich-KE6WWK (in green jacket), Rich's wife Beverly (who will be getting her ham ticket soon), Bob-AF6C (in orange shirt), Tom-K6CCD, Larry-K6VDP, Mike-WK6O, and Bud-WA6VPP.

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A shot of another table of "steak-lovers" are (L to R) Lee Evans (in far rear), Chris-W6KFW, Bud-WA6VPP, Bob-AF6C, Larry-K6VDP, Bob-WB6IXN, and visitor/host Jim Walls K6CCC of the State of Califormia OES-EOC.

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