Field Day 2017 Photos

IMGP9351 Turkeys visit
IMGP9338 N6FFC waiting in GOTA
IMGP9323 Bobby chases a satallite
IMGP9310 Fading sunset
IMGP9302 Sunset over camp
IMGP9293 Sunset over the peninsula
IMGP9285 Sunset sky
IMGP9282 Tower at sunset
IMGP9280 VHF & CW tents in setting sunlight
IMGP9272 Digital station
IMGP9271 BBQ Dinner
IMGP9260 CW Operator
IMGP9259 Nick KZ2V
IMGP9255 GOTA tent crowd Rebecca, Chuck (AD6CL), Elizabeth, Rachel, and Peter (K6UCK) Kamas
IMGP9254 CW, Digital & GOTA tents
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SVECS Quarterly Breakfast – July 22nd

This coming Saturday (22) is the SVECS’s Quarterly Breakfast at the Santa Clara Senior Center at 9 a.m.

Besides the best $5 breakfast in town and a raffle prize of a $125 gift certificate from Ham Radio Outlet, the presentation will be on radio direction finding (RDF) with displays and demonstrations.

Check their web page and scroll down to the quarterly breakfast for all of the details.

MUD 2017 October 26-29

Microwave Update 2017 will be held on October 26-29, 2017 in sunny Santa Clara, California. The MUD conference is dedicated to microwave equipment design, construction, and operation. It is focused on, but not limited to, amateur radio on the microwave bands. The 50 MHz and Up Group of Northern California is pleased to host this year’s event.

For more information, please check out the MUD 2017 webpage at .

Please forward this announcement to any other mail lists and clubs that you may belong to.


When:  11am – 2pm, Saturday, Aug 19

Where:  Sunnyvale’s Baylands Park, Pickleweed Place
 (When you get to Baylands Park, turn right after going through the main gate.)

Sunnyvale Baylands Park Map
Sunnyvale Baylands Park Map
There won’t be an evening WVARA meeting in July or August. Instead, we are having our annual WVARA BBQ.  Our location (see map below, the reservation is under “WVARA”) includes multiple tables, grill, an AC outlet, and a covered awning for shade.  There is an entry fee per car at Baylands Park, so you may prefer to carpool.  We’ll have hot charcoal and condiments — please bring your own meat to grill.

Our BBQ coincides with the SSB portion of the North American QSO Party (NAQP) which means this is an ideal opportunity for a really fun portable radio operation.    (NAQP Contest rules are at:
– Jim, K6EI