Orange County Amateur Radio Club - W6ZE

2008 Field Day Pictures

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The Disaster Services branch of the Santa Ana Chapter of Red Cross set-up some of their equipment to help the OCARC with a VHF/UHF station on 144 MHz, 220 MHz, 440 MHz, and 1.2 GHz.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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Gathered around the VHF/UHF station are (L-R) Doug-W6FKX, Tom Woodard-KI6GOA of Santa Ana Red Cross Chapter, Erin Schmidbauer-KI6LIL (Tom's girlfriend), Linda Schmidbauer, KI6NMO (Erin's mom), Kevin Guice-KG6MIH, Shelly-KC6ZOW, and Roy-N6SLD

Photo by Fried-WA6WZO

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Solar Power bonus points for Field Day were provided by the VHF/UHF station.

Photo by Fried-WA6WZO

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Tom-KI6GOA of the Red Cross looks for supplies in the well-equiped Red Cross Disaster Services vehicle.

Photo by Bev-KI6APH

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10M Phone made few contacts on Saturday, but there was a better sporatic-E opening on Sunday morning.

L-R:  Dan-KI6X, Phil-N6FNT, Band Captain James AF6DE, and Larry-KR6LO (orange hat).

Photo by Fried-WA6WZO

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The 10M Phone station had a nice breezy tent set-up. Band Captain James AF6DE (L) takes a turn at QSOs, while Larry-KR6LO   listens on.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC


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The Band Captain for the YL station shown here is Cheryl-KG6KTT. The YL station operated 15M phone and 80M phone this year.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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Sharon-K6IRD takes a turn working 15M phone in the YL station.

Photo by Fried-WA6WZO

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The YL station used the OCARC's 5-ele 15M beam and a 75M dipole (you can see the ladder-wire feed-line on the left side of this photo)

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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Kenan-N6CCE (L), the Band Captain for 20M phone, works through a pile-up while Bob-AF6C logs on the computer.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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Ken-W6HHC works the pile-up on 20M phone by speaking into the ear-phone boom-mike with Bob-AF6C logging the contacts.

Photo by Fried-WA6WZO

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Here is the tent used by the 20M phone station. The club's new 50-ft high aluminum tower is shown holding the 20M beam.

Photo by Bob-AF6C

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Larry-K6YUI is the Band Captain for 40M phone.

Photo by Fried-WA6WZO

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Here is Doug-W6FKX working his first FD pile-up on 40M phone.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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The motorhome of Bruce-KC6DLA served as the home for the 40M phone station. A 2-ele "inverted-V beam" was mounted at the top of the club's 50-ft aluminum tower.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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Band Captain Chip-K7JA juggled 40M CW, 15M CW, and 6M phone with a little satellite activity, too. Bill-W1HIJ help out with the CW pile-ups.

Photo by Fried-WA6WZO

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In addition to working 50MHz, Band Captain Chip-K7JA got a few satellite contacts with the simple antenna shown on left-side of this picture..

Photo by Fried-WA6WZO

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The Band Captain for 20M CW is Paul-W6GMU (R) with Doug-W6FKX looking at the activity.

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Ernie-N6HY takes a turn at working the pile-up at the 20M CW station.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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Sometimes equipment breaksdown during Field Day. No, this is not a game of chess...but, Roy-N6SLD and Shelly KC6ZOW are looking at the internals of an antenna turner for signs of a bad component.

Photo by Fried-WA6WZO

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A friendly visit by the Base Commander who is talking to Tom Woodard-KI6GOA (white hat) at the Red Cross station and exhibit.

Photo by Fried-WA6WZO

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Steve-N1AB (L) was the Band Captain for the GOTA station.  He is showing a new comer to ham radio how to operate for PSK-31 contacts.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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