On Saturday, September 22nd a few of the club members made the drive up to Big Hill to have a little radio fun and learn some more about Summits on the Air (SOTA). Ten of the club members made it up the hill. Phil, KK6YYD and Dave, K6TQ found a spot in the shade and gave us some SOTA tips, Phil also made a few 2m contacts. Also in the picture is Don, KG6YST and Bill, W6UYD.
Jeff, KD6KNA got a satellite and 80m phone station on the air. Don, KG6YST and Tony, KM6LNP supervised the operation.
Colton, WD6CWM setup his station for digital and was trying to pull emails from Winlink, He also had a great view of the valley and foothils.
Jay, KE6GLA worked SOTA made eight SOTA contacts on 40m, 20m and 2m. Farthest QSO was Wisconsion. Jay had a great view of the Sierra Nevada. Nancy, KG6PNP took great pictures and greeted a few of the vistiors to the hill and called CQ on 2m for some SOTA contacts. Greg, KJ6GHL was able to make a quick stop by as well. We had a great time and couldn't ask have asked for a nicer day.
At the club meeting on August 23rd several of the club members brought their “Go Boxes” and portable station setups to show off. Then we all enjoyed brownies and root beer floats and some good conversations. To end the evening a few lucky people won some raffle prizes. See you next month!
This is Snickers the cat who likes to lay in front of the radios during the ARES and Club nets. She also can lay on the log sheet when she wants more atention.
Good turnout to the July Meeting despite the 100+ degree temperatures. Alex, KK6VIX reported that he passed the General Test. Dave, K6TQ gave a report that Field Day was a success and we doubled our score from last year. The program was given by Dave, W6TE. He presented his homemade powered tower raising and lowering winch built around a boat davit.
Next Months meeting will be “Hot August Go-box night”!
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