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2008 Field Day Pictures

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Field Day operations do not just happen...they take planning. Here is a photo of one of the many planning meetings....held at a local pizza house. (L-R) George-N6VNI (food chairman), Willie-N8WP (FD chairman), Phil-N6FNT, Kenan-N6CCE (20M PHN captain), Dino-K6RIX, Chip-K7JA (captain 40M CW and 6M), Janet-KL7MF, Larry-K6YUI in hat (40M PHN captain), James-AF6CF (captain 10M PHN), Cheryl-KG6KTT (captain 15M PHN YL station), and Kris-KC6TOD (chief chef). 

Photo by Ken-W6HHC 

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This year the OCARC again held Field Day at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base, ideal with it's huge fields for an antenna farm and quiet noise conditions. The FD antennas occupied the fields both North and East of the "X" on the map.

Map Notations by Ken-W6HHC 

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Assembling the club's 3-ele 10M Beam are the 10M Band Captain James-AF6DE (L) and Ken-W6HHC

Photo by Bob-AF6C

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Setting up the club's brand new second 50-ft aluminum tower for the 75M phone band is Nicholas-AF6CF (extreme left), Steve-KI6DDE (back to camera), Rich-KE6WWK (obscured by tower), and Kenan-N6CCE (on right)

Photo by Bob-AF6C

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Dino-K6RIX climbs a tower to adjust the 15M CW 4-ele beam antenna.

Photo by Bob-AF6C

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Chip-K7JA checks the operation of the generator used on the "north side" of the Field Day site ...mainly CW stations..

Photo by Fried-WA6WZO

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Bill-W1HIJ brought a trunk-full of classic Johnson Viking Kilowatt "Match-Boxes" to use for tuning antennas on the low bands.

Photo by Bob-AF6C

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Bill-W1HIJ seems to be saying... "which way does this tent go up?" to Janet-KL7MF. Eventually the tent served to work 40M CW and 20M CW and 6M Phone.

Photo by Bob-AF6C

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The OCARC's first 50-ft aluminum tower has been configured with a 3-ele 20M beam for the 20M Phn station and is about to be set-up. L-R: Ken-W6HHC (white hat), Rich-KE6WWK, ???, Kenan-N6CCE,  Robbie-KB6CJZ (hidden in red hat), Steve-KI6DDE, Hank-W6HTW, and FD Chairman Willie-N8WP (in hard hat).


Photo by Bob-AF6C

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20M Phn Band Captain Kenan-N6CCE straightens one-end of the 75M wire antenna to the 20M Phn tower.

Photo by Bev-KI6APH

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Cheryl-KG6KTT was Band Captain for the YL station on 15M phn and 75M phn watches as the station tent takes form. Nicholas-AF6CF is puttting finishuing touches to a tent stake.

Photo by Bev-KI6APH

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After a lot of hard work on Friday afternoon to put up towers and antennas, Mark Maddrell N6XOV cooked up some steak dinners to the set-up crew (the chief cook was Kris KC6TOD - not shown).

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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FD Food co-Chair Kris KC6TOD (in red blouse) is making sure that plenty of food is out. Enjoying the steak dinners are (L-R) , Bob-AF6C, Steve-KI6DDE, Rich-KE6WWK, and Larry-K6LDC.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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Enjoying the steak dinners are (L-R) Dino-K6RIX, FD Chairman Willie-N8WP, Brad-W6EA, Larry-K6YUI, Chip-K7JA, Bill-W1HIJ, and Janet-KL7MF (partially hidden).

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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At the end of the day on Friday, after antenna set ups are completed, the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. The colors of this beautiful California sunset were made brillant by a forest fire near far-away Big Sur.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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