Orange County Amateur Radio Club - W6ZE

2009 Field Day Pictures

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Dino-KX6D (L) and Robert-KG6WTQ checkout the set-up of the 20KW generator early Saturday morning. It ran quietly and flawlessly the entire Field Day.

Photo by Paul-W6GMU

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This was the FD Information Booth and sign-in area for Field Day.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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The VHF/UHF tent housed three transmitters: (L-R) Dino KX6D at 2M position, the Team Captain Chip-K7JA is at the 10M position, and Art-K6MIV is at the 6M position

Photo by Bill-W6VKO

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The high gain 6M 7-element Yagi was perfect for the E-Sporadic propagation that occurred during Field Day and racked up an amazing    387 contacts.

Photo by Chip-K7JA

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The VHF/UHF antenna cluster has each of the eight antennas in this PIX identified

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Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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The 10M Phone station had a second 10M antenna fixed pointing up the Pacific Coast. This is a "Double Extended-Zepp" that I call a "10M Zepp Curtain". It was responsible for some of the 450 10M QSOs this year....mostly by Sporadic-E propagation. The box on the ground to the right is a classic Johnson Match-Box tuning the open feed line.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC


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The Band Captain for the 15M/75M PH station was Cathy-K6VC taking her turn at the mike. On the left is Hank-W6HTW (copying down incoming calls) and on left is Ken-W6HHC doing the logging.

Photo by Bill-W6VKO

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A shift-rotation in the 15M Phone operators.  (L-R) Phil-KI6VEN, Ken-W6HHC writing down stations heard, Hank-W6HTW on the Mike, and Bob-AF6C logging. Later that evening Phil, relatively new to ham radio, ventured on to 15M as operator, after cutting his FD teeth on GOTA.

Photo by Fried-WA6WZO

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The 15M 2-ele beam is at the top of the pictures. Other antennas in the photo are identified.

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Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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The 20M PH station produced a terrific 970 QSOs on a band that had very few sunspots.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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The open air 20M PH tent had a great breeze and plenty of shade for visitors to watch the pile-up wizards.

The 100-ft tower can be seen in the background and one of the 10M antennas can be partially seen on the left

Photo by John-N6RUI

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The 20M PH station used a 4-element monobander beam to get great results.

Photo by Bill-W6VKO

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Arnie-N6HC takes a turn at 20M CW

Photo by Bob-AA6PW

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The 20M CW station used a 2-element Moxon Beam to get top score for a band/mode - - 974 QSOs

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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The GOTA station using PSK-31 Digital Mode. (L-R) new-comer to ham radio Phil-KI6VEN tries his hand a PSK-31 and FD for the first time while "GOTA-Master" Steve-N1AB shows him the ropes.

Photo by Fried-WA6WZO

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The Band Captain for 40M PH was Larry-K6YUI taking a turn at the pile-ups.

Photo by Cam-WV6V

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Doug-W6FKX takes at turn at running the busy 40M PH station.. They gathered a total of 807 QSOs.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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Doug-W6FKX takes at turn at running the busy 40M PH station.. They gathered a total of 807 QSOs.

Photo by Doug-W6FKX

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The 40M PH station used a 2-element 40M inverted-Vee beam on one the clubs 50-ft alunimum towers.

Photo by Doug-W6FKX

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Bill-W1HIJ takes a turn at 40M CW

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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Paul-W6GMU takes a turn at 80M/15M CW

Photo by Bob-AA6PW

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John-KJ6HZ (R) with Bob-N6OPR looking on at the 40M CW station

Photo by Bob-AA6PW

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Bob-AA6PW is holding his young grandson, Caleb Medeiros, while standing in front of the self-standing 100-foot tower used on 40M CW and 80M CW. The 80M antenna at the 100 ft level is an Inverted-Bazooka antenna (dipole). The 40M 2-element inverted-Vee is at about the 80-ft level.

Photo by Bob-AA6PW

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Dick-K6HRT at the 15M/80M CW station

Photo by Bob-AA6PW

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