W6ZE - Orange County Amateur Radio Club

OCARC's Yearly
Not-So-DXpedition

(November 2001)

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This view provides the feeling of openess at El Mirage Dry Lake (a 1.5 hr drive up Hwy 395 from Orange).  Here the 10M rotatable dipole is going up.  L-R:   Larry-K6LDC and Tom-WA6PFA

Photo by W6HHC

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Art-KE6WOX operated a small 15M MFJ QRP rig using a "wire-shortened" 15M 1/2 wave vertical and solar power panel from his "open air table top".

Photo by W6HHC

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Tom-WA6PFA operated his ICOM from the tailgate of his pickup truck and used a 10M rotatable dipole (it turns out that 10M was the hottest band on the weekend).

Photo by W6HHC

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Tom-WA6PFA uses his newest rig to operate the microwave frequencies.

Photo by W6HHC

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A nice shady spot to take an afternoon break from some DXing.  L-R:   Charmaine-KF6YOL, Art-KE6WOX,  Larry-K6LDC and Tom-WA6PFA

Photo by W6HHC

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Here is a view of the mobilehome shack of Charmaine-KF6YOL in the middle of the dry lake.  Her vertical antenna was fastened to the mobile home.

Photo by WA6PFA

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Ken-W6HHC operated with a YAESU using a 15M dipole from his "open air table top".

Photo by WA6PFA

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Here is a view of the new "battleship motorhome" of Larry-K6LDC with vertical antenna gleaming in the sun.  The 5KW OCARC generator is at the left and a motorcycle trailer was used to transport it to the site.

Photo by WA6PFA

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Saturday evening brought an outstanding "desert sunset"!!!

Photo by W6HHC

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Gathering around the campfire are:  L-R; Tom-WA6PFA, Charmaine-KF6YOL, Larry-K6LDC; Ken-W6HHC, and Art-KE6WOX

Photo by WA6PFA

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