Orange County Amateur Radio Club - W6ZE

2007 Field Day Pictures

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Part of the team in the 80M / 40M CW tent include Paul-W6GMU (L) and Doc-K6OGO

Photo by Bev-KI6APH

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Another shift of 80M / 40M CW operators include Don-WD7P (L) and John-N6MU (R).

80M CW produced 359 QSOs and 40M CW racked up an amazing 910 QSOs.

Photo by Bob-AA6PW

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On the top of the 100' tower was a double bazooka antenna for 80 Meters CW. In the middle at the 65' level was a 40M CW   2-element inverted-V Beam on a boom. On the bottom at the 40' level was double extended Zepp antenna for 40 Meters CW.

Photo provided by Bob-AA6PW

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The 20M CW & 15 M CW tent had (L-R) Arnie-N6HC, Band Captain Bob-AA6PW, and Dino-K6RIX.were just some of the operators

Photo provided by Bob-AA6PW

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Arnie - N6HC takes a turn operating 15M CW station. Even though there were "zero sunspots" over the entire FD period, the 15M CW team racked up a record 381 CW QSOs.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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Part of the CW "antenna farm" is this 40-foot crank-up tower with a 3-ele 15M yaggi (won at Visalia) at the top.

Photo by Paul-K6EH

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Part of the 40M SSB team are standing in front of the 40M SSB station motor home (provided thanks to Bruce-KC6DLA)

(L-R) Howard-WB6TIK, John-WB6AJE, Band Captain Larry-K6YUI, Matt-KI6KHB, and Bruce-KC6DLA

Photo by Howard-WB6TIK

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The Band Captain for the 40M SSB station was Larry-K6YUI shown here taking a turn making contacts. Using a 40M 2-ele "inverted-Vee beam", 40M SSB racked up a record 830 QSOs.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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We had tons of hot delicious pizza for a lunch break during the first few hours of the Field Day operation.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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Three FD visitors with a huge amount of ARRL experience: on Left is Cathy-K6VC Orange Asst SM, in the Center is Dick-N6AA ARRL SW Division Director, and on the right is Art-W6XD  (past Director) are having pizza and enjoying a lunch-time chat.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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It was easy to find the YL station by the pink pirate flag. Who doesn't love pink and pirates, and of course the group of guys hanging outside the tent.

Photo by Ken-KI6DK

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Cathy-K6VC is taking a turn as operator at the 15M SSB YL station. Cathy is the wife of the ARRL Orange Section Manager, Carl-WU6D who was visiting and also participating at the OCARC FD. Note the pink Heil microphone in the background.

Photo by Bob-AF6C

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Chip-K7JA provided this 5-ele 15M beam for the 15M/75M SSB YL station. If you look carefully, you can see that the driven element is fed with open ladder-line cable.

Photo by Chip-K7JA

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Here is a classic Johnson Viking Match-Box antenna tuner that was at the bottom of 15M SSB beam ladder-line deed. The coax cable on the ground snakes over to the 15M SSB YL station tent.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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The tent for the 20M SSB station is in the foreground and the club's 40-ft aluminum tower has a Force-12 3-element light-weight beam.

Flying from the tower are the "jolly roger", a white Heil Sound flag, and the red ARRL flag...

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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Kenan - N6CCE takes a turn operating the ICOM 7800 rig on 20M SSB.

Note the blue ear-phone jack box on the table that allows lots of people (inside the tent or outside in chairs) to listen in on the action and help pull stations out of the pile-ups.

Photo by Paul-K6EH

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Boy Scouts from BSA Troop 788 in nearby Redondo Beach came by to enjoy FD and to try to run up the score on 20M SSB.

On the left is Brett - W6BAC Scoutmaster of Troop 788; on the right is Daniel Brim taking a turn to work the pile up on W6ZE.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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Jim - N6DHZ (R) takes a turn operating 20M SSB while Ken - W6HHC makes sure that the log sheets are in good shape and provides an updated tally.

Dispite the "zero sunspot" conditions, the  20M SSB station produced an amazing 1285 QSOs.

Photo by Bob-AF6C

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This suave Band Captain for 20M SSB, Dan - N6PEQ, looks far too relaxed to be in the middle of a Field Day event.  But, he had organized a fine team for 20M SSB operators to allow him some time to socialize.

Photo by Bob-AF6C

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Chip - K7JA was the Band Captain that ran an amazing array of transmitters and antennas for 10M SSB - VHF-UHF and Satellite

Photo by Bev-KI6APH

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Karen - KG6EYG takes a turn at operating the 6M station.

Photo by Chip-K7JA

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A close up of the simple-but effective Satellite antenna used by Band Captain Chip-K7JA at Field Day.

Photo by Chip-K7JA

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At the GOTA station, two inactive hams rediscovering the joys of ham radio.

Photo by Paul-K6EH

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With the help of a few new friends the multi-band  Butternut vertical antenna went up without a hitch for the GOTA station.   Band Captain Steve - N1AB is on the right.

Photo by Bev-KI6APH

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