Beach Boys Amateur Radio Club | 2 Alpha | Santa Barbara.
Emerito, N6ETO’s son Vinnie taking a tour of the ionosphere despite closed out conditions.
Phil, KK6PE working on the laptop prior to official start while Brian and Frank troubleshoot our rotor control box.
Phil, KK6PE is downloading N1MM Logger for use over the weekend. The club operated from the dialogue box while inputting mode, frequency, and callsign.
Fred, KI6QDH and John, KG6RFW logging Saturday afternoon 20m contacts.
Fred, KI6QDH in the pilot’s chair and a box provided screen shading otherwise it was impossible to see one’s input.
Operating our low band station. I’ve never forgotten field day in Western Pennsylvania as a novice. The low bands were always hot and fun!
Phil, KK6PE, Ricky, and John, KG6RFW manning our high band station through Saturday evening. Ricky totally dug high frequency operations.
Saturday night pumps on the low bands and I’m having a blast working both short and long skip. The evening cooled off significantly enough to warrant a North Face sleeping bag and skull cap.
Ernie, AE6ZE who hosted our first ever field day event in the pilot’s chair on Sunday morning.
Riding a few hours sleep and back in the chair on 40m early Sunday morning.
Activity shifted on Sunday as many operators went into the log as 1 Deltas and I imagine it will be an on-going, persistent trend in the forthcoming years.
KI6QDH and KI6UYB logging contacts either on 15 or 10m because 20m was not as productive as the team had hoped for through the weekend.
Kord, KI6UYB hitting his groove on the high bands mid-Sunday morning.
John, KG6RFW summed up our weekend beneath the warmth of Cycle 24 during the final hours of field day.
73 from the Beach Boys Amateur Radio Club and stay tuned for our next adventure!