This year's Field Day is in the books for the club. A big thank you to Dave KN6SOK for providing the QTH and great food. Another thanks to Steve W1SRD and Stefan AF6SA and Alex KK6VIX for providing the gear. We had fourteen participants at the Field Day site and the weather was great it never got too hot or cold and there was no wind. Everyone had a good time working the stations or just hanging out.
We had a great pre-Field Day meeting this June. It was a nice turnout, and the weather was still great. We had a few visitors and John KM6AIX upgraded to General Class License.
John, KM6AIX got even more attention, he was the winner of the Icom ID-5100 Raffle. The raffle was sponsored by Dave, KN6SOK to benefit the repeater generator fund.
Presentation one for the evening was highlights from the 2023 Pony Express Re-Ride presented by John, KM6AIX, Jeremy W6TKD and Colton WD6CWM. The second presentation was Bob W1RH giving a EDCARC and NRW repeater update.
I hope everyone is ready for this year's ARRL Field Day. The location has moved for this year so take a look at the information below.
Location: Home of Dave Brooke KN6SOK, 6021 Wish Upon Way, Pollock Pines, CA 95726
Directions from US-50 Take Sly Park Road South to Starks Grade Road and follow that all the way to 5 Spot. Turn up to the top of 5 Spot. That would be Shooting Star. Follow Shooting Star to the end and that will be Wish Upon Way.
Friday - 4:00pm Meet at Field Day Site and setup.
Saturday 10:00am Meet at Field Day Site and complete preparations.
Saturday 11:00am Start operations. We will operate until we are tired or band conditions force us to stop.
Sunday: 8:00am Continue operations until 11:00am
Sunday 11:01am Station teardown and cleanup.
Bring your own food/snacks and a spare chair.
Use this signup to schedule an operation time. Signup
More Field Day Information is here!
Members of the El Dorado County ARC provided communications support for the 2023 Pony Express Re-ride and Wagon Train. These annual events depict a part of our local history value added safety we provide with our communications checkpoints. The Neighborhood Radio Watch group provided an pubic information booth in Placerville to celebrate the arrival of the Wagon Train. Volunteers were, John KM6AIX, JR K6LBP, Jeremy W6TKD, Gary W6GLB, Colton WD6CWM.