Orange County Amateur Radio Club - W6ZE

2006 Field Day Pictures

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The 80/75/15M station. Immediately behind the trailer is a 50 ft mast with an 80M inverted-vee and also a longwire vee-beam pointed towards the East coast. (L-to-R) are Gody-KR6FO and team captain Larry-K6VDP.

Photo by Orange PD Volunteer Ken Martin

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On 80/75/15M Jim-N6JF (shown) and Larry-K6VDP operated two different antennas. Notice the classic Harvey-Wells antenna tuner in the station.

Photo by Orange PD Volunteer Ken Martin

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The 80/75/15M station, located in the trailer, initially used a inverted-vee antenna on top of a 50-ft military-grade stacking mast.

Photo by AF6C

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The 80/75/15M team decided to do a "mid-contest-adjustment" on Saturday afternoon. They installed two long wires in a "vee shape" out towards the East coast on the 50-ft military mast.

Photo by WA6WZO

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One of the operators of the 40M team is Howard-WB6TIK. The 40M team had a record 512 SSB QSOs and a respectable 89 CW QSOs.

Photo by Orange PD Volunteer Ken Martin

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Bruce-KC6DLA (in his brand new OCARC FD shirt) guides Matt, son of Howard-WB6TIK on 40 meters.

Photo by AF6C

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Here is the record setting 40M antenna - a rotatable 2-element inverted-vee-beam on a 40-ft high mast.

Photo by Orange PD Volunteer Ken Martin

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Team captain Ken-W6HHC takes a turn on 20M SSB while Chris-KJ6ZH logs. 20M propagtion turned out be much better than expected (even though there were ZERO sunspots that week-end). Europe rolled in at midnight with S9 signal strength.

Photo by Orange PD Volunteer Ken Martin

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Paul-W6GMU (R) grinds out 20M CW QSOs while Ken-W6HHC logs. (Now how does that work if Ken doesn't do CW??)

Photo by AF6C

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Here is the 20M 3-ele Hy-Gain beam sitting on top of the the club's brand new 40-ft alunimum tower. The green-gray tent housed the 20M station.

Photo by Orange PD Volunteer Ken Martin

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Ken-W6HHC cooks up a traditional batch of bratwurst for lunch during the contest.

Photo by K6PEQ

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The OCARC's seven-year-old generator (L) got tempermental this year and would decide to stop while we were firmly in charge of a good "pile up" frequency. As a precaution we hauled out the older club genertator/trailer ...just in case

Photo by W6HHC

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Larry-K6YUI was the team captain for the full-time RTTY HF station.  He shared a tent with VHF/UHF, which has equipment in the foreground.

Photo by Orange PD Volunteer Ken Martin

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The HF RTTY station operated with a Force-12 C3: 10/15/20 tri-bander beam that is shown at the top of the mast. Shown in the lower-corner are Kristin-K6PEQ and Larry-K6YUI.

Photo by N6PEQ

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On the left Dan-N6PEQ operates all-mode VHF/UHF

On the right, Paul-W6GMU operates the RTTY station.

Photo by WA6WZO

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The GOTA station (Get On The Air) is a good place for hams to gain practice in contesting. Willie-N8WP, who provided coaching, gets the logging program working.

Photo by AF6C

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(L-to-R) Doris-WB1CDD, is getting instructions on using the GOTA logging program from hubby Steve-N1AB while coach Willie-N8WP looks on.

Photo by WA6WZO

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(L-to-R)  Sharon - K6IRD operates the GOTA station as coach Willie-N8WP watches. Cheryl-KG6KTT relaxes after working more than 50 GOTA contacts.

Photo by K6PEQ/N6PEQ

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