OCARC 2011 Field Day Portfolio - part 1 of 3

Orange County Amateur Radio Club - W6ZE

2011 Field Day Pictures

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This year the OCARC again held Field Day on the school grounds of Walter Knott School in Buena Park. The FD site was just to the West of the Knott's Berry Farm theme park and on the South-side of La Palma Ave.

Courtesy of Google Map

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OCARC Field Day events do not just happen...they take planning. Here is our drawing that was prepared for the power-distribution cableing. A total of 450-feet of heavy duty cable (including one new 100-ft section of 10AWG) was used to reach all the stations.

Drawing by Ken-W6HHC

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The OCARC uses a 5KW generator with a Honda engine. It ran flawlessly during the entire FD week-end.

The sound made by the club generator was hidden behind a block wall.

Photo by Fried-WA6WZO

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Bob AF6C (far right) makes the last-minute adjustment to a rope to act as rotator for the 3-ele 20M SSB Force-12 beam. Other club members ready to do the lifting are (L-R) Carl N8AE, Nicholas AF6CF, Kris W6KJC, Hannah KJ6LDW, Tim K6GEP, and Ken W6HHC.

Photo by Jay-KI6WZU

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The 20M SSB beam is being placed into position on the 50-ft tower.

Photo byDoug-N6UX

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Carl N8AE and Kris W6KJC (orange cap) push the 20M PHN tower into position while Ron WB6FRV is checking the pull-tension on guy ropes. To the right, Bob AF6C (blue cap) and Tim K6GEP are holding one set of guy ropes to steady the tower. To the far left, Hannah KJ6LDW keeps the beam rotated in the correct position.

Photo by Doug-N6UX

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Jay KI6WZU assembles the 6M 4-ele beam antenna during Friday set-up

Photo by Doug-N6UX

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The 50-ft aluminum tower for 40M PHN/CW is readied to pull into position. The 2-element Inverted-Vee beam can be seen attached to a short mast.

Photo by Doug-N6UX

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The 40M PHN/CW tower is slowly pushed into the upright position. The Knotts Berry Farm Amusement Park can be seen one block away from our FD site.

Photo by Doug-N6UX

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Nicholas AF6CF set-up his 100W solar panel (with regulator and batteries) to run the OCARC 6M station and 144/440 MHz station for extra solar points during Field Day.

Photo by John-N6OHM

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After a hard Friday afternoon of set-up, the crew help themselves  to a steak dinner. This year, the tri-tip steak slices and bread-sticks, salad, etc were catered by the StoneFire Grill.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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A shady picnic table feels like good place to rest and enjoy the dinner after a hot afternoon of set-up. Here (L-R) Bob AF6C talks over dinner with Hannah KJ6LDW, with Dee N8UZE getting ready to sit down.

Photo by Ken-W6HHC

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A collage of photos from the 2011 Field Day event for our club newsletter.

Photo Collage by Ken-W6HHC

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