VCARS Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7:30PM (with officers pre-meeting @ 7 PM) at the Moorpark (CA) Chamber of Commerce, 18 E High St, Moorpark, CA. Please check www.vcars.org for additional info. Talk-In on K6EVC Repeater 146.85 MHz (- offset) (PL 94.8)
Note: Ventura Co. Amateur Radio Society (VCARS) Will Again Activate "N6R" For Field Day 2013 (22 - 23 June 2013) From The Grounds Of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum & Library. VCARS will be joined by Simi Settlers Amateur Radio Club (SSARC). This will be the 13th consecutive year for "N6R" Field Day emergency communications exercises & drills from the Grounds of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum. Stay tuned for additional info! For additional Library & Museum information, please refer to: >>>>https://www.reaganfoundation.org<<<<
N6R's HF stations will primarily operate from DM04og12 while 6m,2m,70cm will operate from a hilltop in DM04og11SV.
(last updated by N6ZE @ 0425UTC/GMT 02May2013) i.e. 2125 PM PDT on Wednesday,01 May2013
The Ventura County (CA) Amateur Radio Society (VCARS), and joined by the Simi Settlers (CA) Amateur Radio Club (SSARC), operated Field Day 2012 to Commemorate the Lives of President Ronald & Mrs. Nancy Reagan for the 12th consecutive year from the Grounds of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Simi Valley, CA. "N6R" was the callsign. "N6R" continuously operated 10 stations on emergency power provided by batteries, solar panels, & small generators.
Thanks to all who worked "N6R" during Field Day 2012! See below for QSL Card Status.
Statistics of the ten "N6R" stations are:
10 meter USB -Band Capt, AG6AY (49 QSO/16 Sect.)
15 meter USB - Band Capt, AI6PG (11 QSO/10 Sect.) + CW - Band Capt KQ6NO (80 QSO/47 Sect)
20 meter USB - Band Capt, W6NCT (366QSO/73 Sect) + CW - Band Capt WI6O (198 QSO/62 Sect)
40 meter LSB- Band Capt, N6ZE (684QSO/57 Sect) + CW - Band Capt KQ6NO (62 QSO/33 Sect)
6 meter USB/FM - Band Capt, KF6MXB (47 QSO/9 Sect)
2 meter USB/FM - Band Capt, KG6BCL (21 QSO/5 Sect)
70 centimeter USB/FM - Band Capt, KG6BCL (10 QSO/3 Sect)
Amateur Radio Satellites - Band Capt, WA6FXT (10 QSO/7 Sect)
QSOS Were Made With All ARRL Sections Except Maine, Newfoundland, & Virgin Islands. "N6R" Also Communicated With France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa.
Field Day Chairman: Rick Slater, AG6AY, Field Day Co-Chairman: Rick Tate, KQ6NO, P.I.O. Paul Lonnquist, NS6V
"N6R" QSLing Information: Peter Heins, N6ZE (N6R), VCARS, 1559 Norwich Ave., Thousand Oaks, CA, U.S.A., 91360-3533 >>>>firstname.lastname@example.org<<<<
***S.A.S.E. (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) REQUIRED for all QSL card requests. ***. NO E-QSL/LOTW!
Note: Field Day 2012 QSL Cards received from: WD6GMU, W6JSM, SWL R.C.,KG6PO, N5IAC, K6CLM, K7CK, AC7AP. Field Day 2010 QSL Cards just received from QSL Bureau: JA6CBG,JA4DHN,JH0OXS, JR2MUQ,JN3SAC.Check below for ALL outgoing QSL Card Status!
(Lead photo by Joe Partlow, W6JWP)
During Field Day 2011, we operated as "11-A SB": Eleven stations operated in the 100 watt class from battery power, from Simi Valley in the ARRL's "Santa Barbara Section".
"N6R" had the highest 'score': 5286 points, in the 11 transmitter category for Field Day 2011. Only four other Field Day 2011 stations conducted operations with more transmitters than "N6R". The Dec. 2011 issue of "QST", the American Radio Relay League's monthly publication, stated that more than 1.4 million 2 way communications were established between amateur radio stations during the 27 hour event.2,666 stations, operated by 39,287 participants,submitted entries to the ARRL, but untold others also operatedduring Field Day 2011. Seven other stations located in ARRL's "Santa Barbara Section" also submitted reports to the ARRL.
An article published by "The Ventura Co. (CA) Star" is available at the following copyrightedlink: >>>http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/jun/25/amateur-radio-operators-participate-in-field-day/<<< . On Friday, almost 25 members of the 4 clubs spent several hours putting up antennas and making preparations for the big communications test held on June 25 & 26th, 2011. The PIO Booth and other displays were located at the entrance to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum building, as was the 20 Meter SSB station. Saturday's almost 1600 visitors to the Museum all noticed the booths, displays, and 20 meter SSB station with tower and 3 element yagi antenna.
A U-Tube (c) video by Chris Elliott, AF6MI,(Part 1) of "N6R" Special Events Field Day 2011 Station is available at: >>>>>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tVBEnY1y3E<<<< ;
(Part 2) of "N6R" Special Events Field Day 2011 Station is available at: <<<<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCGB5jwiYDk<<<<.
WA6FXT's amateur radio satellite ground station amassed 40 two way contacts on at least 3 'birds' - most QSOs achieved via amateur radio satellites AO-7, FO29, & VO52 ; best DX: MD/DC Section. 10% more satellite QSOs achieved at Field Day 2011 vs. 2010.
KG6BCL's 70 Centimeter station produced 10 Voice contacts.
KG6BCL's 2 meter SSB station made 41 contacts.
KF6MXB's 6 meter SSB station produced 77 contacts, with best DX: Maine Section.
W6AAX's 10 meter SSB station yielded 29 contacts; Strong broadband noise & poor propagation conditions depressed the number of contacts.
KQ6NO's 15 meter CW station netted 80 contacts.
AI6PG's 15 meter SSB station netted 71 QSOs, including a contact with W1AW.
KK6UE's 20 meter SSB station achieved 508 two way contacts in 49 states & several Canadian Provinces
KD6UDA's 20 meter PSK station netted 29 two way contacts
WI6O's 20 meter CW station recorded 162 QSOs.
KI6OQ's 40 meter SSB station achieved 296 two way communications.
The Ventura Co. Amateur Radio Society >>http://www.vcars.org<< (& joined by Hollywood Hills QRP Contest Club, Simi Settlers Amateur Radio Club >>http://www.simisettlers.org/index.htm<<, & Ventura County Amateur Radio Club >>http://www.qsl.net/k6mep/<<)activated "N6R" during the American Radio Relay League's (ARRL) Emergency Communications Exercise, Field Day, held from 11:00AM, Saturday,June 25th until 11:00AM Sunday,June 26th 2011.VCARScomommorated the lives of President Ronald and Mrs. Nancy Reagan. This was the 11th year for VCARS/"N6R" to operate this event from the Grounds of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA (in the FCC's 6th call area).Stations were active on several HF SSB, CW, &PSK bands. VHF/UHF activity was represented 50 MHz,144MHz, & 70 Cm Phone, & Satellite. Number of "Participants", per ARRL definition, 144.
The Public Information Booth was located just outside the East Quadrangle entrance to the Library. In the same area, there was alsoan Amateur Radio 2-Way Television station, a display of 'old time' radio equipment, and an American Red Cross amateur radio communications display. For the first time, a major station, 14MHz SSB,operated from within the Quadrangle entrance to the Library.
For non-licensed & newly licensed visitors,random drawings were held for 6 manuals (2 each) "Technician Class Amateur Radio Licensing Manual"; "Small Antennas For Small Spaces", & "Getting Started With Ham Radio".(Raffle Prizes jointly donated by Amateur Electronic Sales (AES) & American Radio Relay League (ARRL)). (Additional questions should be sent to: Peter Heins, VCARS PIO >>>>email@example.com<<<<.)
Special Events Station"N6R" operated to Celebrate the 100th Birthday of the 40th President of the United States of America, Ronald Reagan on Sunday, February 6th, 2011 & Feb. 5th & Feb. 7th.
During three days of activity, 2067 2-way ham radio contacts were achieved with Special Event affectionados & President Ronald Reagan followers. Modes used were SSB, FM, CW, & PSK-data on Amateur Radio Frequencies from 3.5 MHz through 446MHz. 14MHz SSB alone, yielded 1631 QSOs. All 50 U.S. states & all Canadian Provinces were contacted. In addition "N6R" established contact with the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Martinique, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guam, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Peoples Republic of China, & The Russian Federation.
NOTE: Several locations within Thousand Oaks, CA and Simi Valley, CA were utilized during the Special Event period.
Note page 13 in April 2011 "QST" Magazinefor brief article on "N6R" President Reagan Birthday Centennial Birthday Special Events operations.
Note: N6R has received QSL cards from thestations listed below, but cannot locate the contacts in our logs! Please carefully recheck your date in GMT and time in GMT for each QSO. Then resend all QSL info to firstname.lastname@example.org
KC9ICP, W8DUQ, KF4NMH, KB9VZU, N0BOG, N5JFG, W6MUL, N5BPU, WB4AEG, K4RRF, WA1ZIC, KD5EDB, W5NDK, KV5WS, KB1CL, KD0OD, WA0GUD, KD5ZPI.
President Reagan's Centennial Celebration QSL cards have been sent to:
N5BL, KJ6RZ, WB4AEJ, N0LVA, WB6EDE, WA6RIK, N7ZA, K6TEC, KF7DVN, WB8YIL, KB5PCI, W3CEI, K9DIG, K1PL, K1RPR, N2FMS, K4OL, KW0U,KB0YUV(swl), BA4TB, WF0GM, K7JKM, WA4THR, WA2MOL, W8ILC/qrp, N4LV.
on 31aug2011 to: W8REW, KD0KLD, AJ4VE, KA9FAW, N7PDX, AB9RI, K2KN, K8IYO, KC2TFI, AF4JJ, WB4VVUWA8BIJ, KF7MKR, AJ4SB, W9ABA, K9GAW, W2ADS, W9QO, WC3O, AD3AA, W7POE, KF5BA, KA2IBN, W3KWT, K4GDB, K4FLL,SWL: WDX5NM, KC4NPD, K3EGR, W8HMK, K2TV;
on 20sept2011 to: AD7VB,KM4ZR,VE6ELL, W4KSZ,AD7SF,N2BFD,N8MME,KA7NGT, WB3CJU,N4YHC, KD8IWZ,N8YHA,N3KKF,W7PUG, NA8M,WX2K,KD0KFE,K2OWK,K5RNB, KC8LZB,KB7KYK, W4PUX,KC9CZJ,W2IL,KD0HKD, W7AUM,KG8UG, N4PF,N8YBY, KI4BXN,N7EXP,W9TMW,N8YN,AG4SF,W5EFW.
on 26sept2011 to: K7AZG, WA2UEM,WB6I,K0SDW,KI4VCT,N8HSO, K6UNE,AA1VX,KI4YRX, W1EEB, KD7ZLF(PSK&SSB,NX3P, KS3P,KC5LA,KC2LMB,KD7YAK, K6QU, KD8LSM, KE5RTI, WM4Z, K7BK, KA9RSL.
on 27sept2011 to: KE5VM,K5KTF,KB3CVO,N2LEC,WA5VRE,VY1WR,KB7CSX,K4CRM,KE5KTU,W8REJ,KF6CHT,K0UJW,W7CH,K3YH,KJ8O,
on 28sept2011 to: VE3IC,VE3KN,KJ4BK,KD8DMP,N4UO,KJ4YHC,NW7I,AA4OC,K2WCT,VE3UTN.
on 01oct2011 to: N8EEG, W8WG, KL2RD,NX3SS,VE5HKC,VE5CUL, WD0ERU,K3LU,WA3ZWC,KJ9B,W4AVV,JR1GFX,K0BXB,KD7FRW,JN1FRL,W6MUL(FL),WB7VTY,W4OAF,WA5SWN,NA1RL,KB1DMX,KB5MDD,KC2VOT,K5RCD,W8WOJ,KD4QMY, KE5AKG, KD8NKJ, K8QM,KA9BKK,K1WMN,KC2OBN,W1KDA,N4YIC,KB3TAW,NI5W.
on 02oct2011 to: K2MFY,KD0BIK,K2SHA,WO0DS,K2NRS,N08I,K3NX,KE5NQ,W4HG,W8ILC,KA8JBY,N5VMX,JO4CTB,KE3MX,N0TK,K9SXW,
on 03oct2011 to: N9DI,W8IDW,KB7QND,KJ4UZL,K3VED,N3FU,W9AAC, KB9NNW (2X),W9AEG,W2ZS,K0FJ,WB4ZBI,KD5MFS,W4MJW,NY7Q,W1CDC,K2AMK,N1MZE,W2DOG.
on 04oct2011 to: SWL: K75IMA,KA2ZPT,KB2JQC,K0HAA,W7KAM,NE5E,WV8M,KD0GFZ,
on 05oct2011 to: KF5CQQ,KD6WKY,K0TMY,JH1CML,AA0QZ (SWL),K4YMQ,K4AAZ, W8SOX,WA2YUZ,KE5ZGZ,K8GWU,KC2TFI,KB1DMX,K8AEG,WA7QQI,VE6SL,K8MCN,
on 06oct2011 to: KR4WP,W5EDC,N0ENQ,K9TND,KJ4KVC.
on 08oct2011 to: W0DHB,KE7LOG,K3GW,K6GEP,W9II,VE3DPJ,KC2YRC,KC2YRB,N2YI.
on 09oct2011 to: WG5N,W2WAW,KF0XO,K8GG,KB9HGI,W5DKK,K9JUS,WG2J,KD4HGR,WB9TFR,N5ITW,
on 10oct2011 to: KC0TBE,N0EYZ,K7LJ,KK5NA, KM5DN,KE5RWA,VE9RK, KF5FHU,WB8VQU,JQ1DPP,KC2FBV.
on 27oct2011 to: W7POE, KI4WNH,KE6DUY,K4STE,N4TEF,N5EKG,KX5C,KI4YZO,K4XLT,KZ5B,KC2WXP,AG4CG.
on 04nov11 to: W6MF, KN4QJ, K5AH, KJ4LMP, KF7KVF, KC0QED, N6DXX, KM4JA, WA5CXY, W8NGA, K4FLV, KK7HJ, N7IWB, K1ATT,KD0JAX,AK4AW,VE7NH,W6JRY, VA3HNZ,KI4SPO,AC6HH(SQL),KI4EFJ,KI4TSI,K3JWI,K2HVE, K5BDL,W8JWA,JR2TZJ,AK4DW,KC8WSM,W7SYK,WA5TRX,KL1MS,W2PAL.
ON 05NOV11 TO: KC5JAR,KC9ATR,N5NN,KA0USA,N7CNH,W0DNR,KC9NYB,K7DAP.
on 06nov11 to: KF7LCH,W4AYQ,KC2YDQ,N5KG,W0GLB,VE3WEJ,W7PUG, W0VFW,KC9EFT,WA5UA,WA3BZT, W6MF.
on 12nov11 to: KF4NMH, W8DUQ,KV5WS.
on 03dec2011 to: JR7DXE; on 17dec2011 to: WA4FHQ
on 21feb2012 to VA3CTP
on 29aug2012 to AA2DS, VE7SAG.
on 30aug2012to ARRL Outgoing QSL Bureau for distribution: JN1DTY, JH8JYV, JA1ERB, DL8XO/HI9, VE3CM, VE1RAR, JO3TAP, JA8ECS, JN1GTG,JA6EYS, KF1KFR, CE1TUW, JA7XZZ, JA9GPG.
on 14october2012 to W4SOH
on 12MAR2011: resend to JH7KTI: reason Post office returned QSL mailing of 13OCT2011 on 08MAR2012. Post Office notice stated that envelope received with no contents at Narita, Japan. It appeared that machinery cut mailing envelope into pieces during sorting
on 09 April 2013 to JA8NFV, PY5ZD, JE&JIS
Bob Paull, KK6UE, VCARS President, operates 20m SSB. After 'shift change' (N6ZE photo), Al Febraro, W6AAX, Simi Settlers ARC & Pete Heins, VCARS PIO operate on Sunday, 06 February 2011, Pres Reagan's 100th Birthday.(KG6CLT photo) (Click on "X" to see photos). This 20m SSB station provided 450 20m SSB QSOs on President Reagan's 100th Birthday, 06FEB2011.
"N6R" operations were presented by the Ventura Co. Amateur Radio Society (VCARS) and assisted by members of Simi Settlers Amateur Radio Club (SSARC) as well as other local amateur radio operators. Primary Operators were: W6AAX (SSARC); W6DQE, SSARC Pres.; KE6IMP(VCARS); WB6L (VCARS); KI6LKD, (VCARS/SSARC); KI6OQ (SSARC); KK6UE(VCARS Pres.); KI6YN (VCARS); N6ZE (VCARS Public Information Officer) Administrative assistance by Paul Lunnquist, NS6V. A special "Thank You" to KG6CLT, KI6DJV, WD9DPK, KC6JSO, & KJ6RZ for facility assistance provided on Sunday, 06FEB2011.
** Check "QST" April 2011 issue for coverage of the "N6R" Centennial Birthday Operations. **
Note: Please refer to >>>>www.qrz.com/db/w6r<<<<< for details on Santa Barbara ARC "W6R" Special Events operations on and near President Reagan's Ranch in Santa Barbara, CA.
VCARS 2011 Officers:
PesiMike Hasenfratz, WA6FXT; Treas. Vern Potter, W6NCT; Sec. Mike Bass, N7WLC; P.I.O. Pete Heins, N6ZE; Activity & Field Day Chair Tate, KQ6NO; Web Steve Curtis, KE6SCS; Past Pres Bob Paull, KK6UE
Note:Final "Field Day 2010" results are tabulated and presented below.
75 participants from 6 amateur radio clubs manned 19 stations (+ a GOTA station & an ATV Demo station) to amass over 2300 QSOs in 49 states, many provinces, and several countries. Final submitted scoreis9592 points,including 3150administrative Bonus Points. (All possible Bonus Points were achieved except for the GOTA Bonus which was not received.)
"N6R" was utilized by the Ventura Co. (CA) Amateur Radio Society (VCARS) for Special Events Operations at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum, Simi Valley, CA., during Field Day 2010. Thismarked one decade of VCARS's Celebration of the lives of President Ronald & Mrs. Nancy Reagan. This year, VCARS was joined by Amgen Amateur Radio Club (AARC),Conejo Amateur Radio Club (CVARC), Hollywood Hills QRP Contest Club (HHQCC), Simi Settlers Amateur Radio Club (SSARC),& Ventura Amateur Radio Club (VCARC). Field Day 2010 was held on June 26 & 27th. The six Amateur Radio Clubs: VCARS (& joined by AARC, CVARC, HHQCC, SSARC, & VCARC)especially recognized President Reagan's 100th year.
1. Bob Paull, KK6UE, VCARS President, briefs Thousand Oaks City Councilman Jacqui Irwin on Amateur Radio communications as Wendy Pierro, "The Acorn" staffer, listens intently for her story.
2. The VHF stack included yagis for the 2 M, 135 Cm, & 70 Cm bands.
3. Mike Hasentratz, WA6FXT, operated his satellite ground station at the Ronald Reagan Presidentia Library & Museum entrance.
4. Bob Paull, KK6UE, supervises & assists Moorpark Mayor Janice Parvin at the GOTA station.
5. Batteries abound when you operate 20 stations at the 100 watt level for the full 24 hour Field Day period.
6. CVARC Activities Chairman, Greg Lane, K7SDW, prepares to make more 80m cw QSOs.
7. David, KA9WMI; Denise, KF6DVG; & Pete, N6ZE, VCARS PIO make final preparations at the PIO Booth.
photos 1-7= N7WLC photos
8. Field Day signage at Museum entrance
9. PIO Booth area at entrance to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum. On Saturday, over 1100 visitors to the Museum passed by the PIO Booth area; almost 150 people signed our Logbook.
10. Boy Scout Peter Thomsonfrom Ventura (CA) Troop 155 completedhis Radio Merit Badge requirements. Six boys were 'signed off'for all Radio Merit Badge requirements.
11. Spencer Smith, N6IWY's Old Time Radio Collection was a feature at the PIO booth
12. 80m CW Band Capt. Greg Lane, assisted by Steve Curtis, KE6SCS, work to enter QSOs in the computer logging system.
13. Band Capt. Ray Beiderman, WB6L, works on completing 1 of 507 40m cw QSOs
14. "CQ 20 Meter Moonbounce": nopeJohn Love, K6ARA, supervises raising of 20 meter ssb array.
15. The AmateurTV demo was very popular with visitors. Communications were established all over Southern California.
16. Thousand Oaks Mayor Dennis Gillette, assisted by Thousand Oaks City Councilman Jacqui Irwin, presents an "Amateur Radio Week" Proclamation to the six clubs assembled for the briefing before"Field Day 2010" began. Mayor Gillette's later remarks heavily emphasized the positive attributes Amateur Radio continue to provide to the local communities during disasters and other emergencies.
17. Rick Galbraith, W6DQE, SSARC Pres.; Todd Kleopfer, KD6RCM, AARC Coordinator; Brad Ormsby, W6VO, CVARC Pres.; Joe Krigbaum, K6NE, VCARC Pres.; Bob Paull, KK6UE, VCARS Pres.; Thousand Oaks City Councilman Jacqui Irwin; Conejo Recreation Park Dept. Board Member George Lange; and Peter Heins, N6ZE, VCARS PIO listen to T.O. Mayor Gillette's remarks.
photos 8-17 = W6JWP photos
18. David Yamamoto, "Ventura Co. Star" photographer, prepares to 'shoot' Frank Kelly, WB6CWN, and his 24 GHz microwave station. Frank and his rig were featured in a full color, front page 10" x 6.5" photo in the Sunday, 27JUNE2010 edition of"THe Star".
19. Pete Heins, N6ZE, VCARS PIO; Marty Woll, N6VI, ARRL SW Division Vice Director; and Rick Tate, KQ6NO, VCARS Field Day Chairman briefly posed before walking up "VHF Hill".
20. Bob Paull, KK6UE, provided this year's GOTA station and customized his monitor to display logging program data, Sections worked map, & prototype of new "N6R" QSL card.
21.Bob Paull, KK6UE, assisted Sara Lamog, Reagan Library Intern, in making a "Field Day 2010" QSO/contact at the GOTA station. Sara served as our primary interface with the Reagan Library on Saturday & Sunday.
photos 18-21 = N6ZE photos
22. Ventura Co. American Red Cross display with "HF/VHF Go - Box".
23. Mike Hasenfratz, WA6FXT, carefully tunes for a satellite station.
24. Tom Stough, W0UFC, demonstrated old time radios and the original digital mode: CW.
25. TheReagan Presidential Museum's section of the Berlin Wall points the way to the "N6R" 20 meter SSB station antenna.
26. Fred Martin, KI6YN, logs for 40 meter CW Band Captain, Ray Beiderman, WB6L. This station achieved 507 QSOs/contacts.
photos 22-26 = KG6BOV photos
27. KJ6CRK; Terry Graves, K7FE; & K6PBN discuss wire antennaquestions and use the ARRL "Antenna Book" as ultimate authority.
28. Rick Galbrtaith, W6DQE, attaches guys on a telescoping mast. A three element 20 meter yagi later topped the mast for 20 m CW operations.
photos 27 - 28 = AC6FD photos
FRIDAY: Set-Up for Field Day began at Noon on Friday, 25 June 2010! Beginning at noon, more than 35 hams from 5 of the 6 clubs set up many of the Field Day antennasand support facilities. We had clear skies with unrestricted visibility today;temperatures were in the mid 80s, which were moderated by a sea breeze. One VCARS member apparently copied 100% of theSpecial ARRL Field Day Bulletin at on C.W. at8PM PDT Friday evening!
SATURDAY: Briefing for all "N6R" participants was heldnear the SE corner of the Museum, from 10 AM until 11 AM Saturday, 26 June. Thousand Oaks Mayor Dennis Gillettepresented an "Amateur Week Proclamation" to the group at 10:00 AM. This marks the 7th year for Mayor Gillette & Conejo Recreation Parks Department Board MemberMr. Lange to visit the VCARS Field Day site support the Clubs' missions and be briefed on current Emergency Communications procedures.Thousand Oaks CityCouncilman Jacqui Irwin and Moorpark Mayor Janice Parvinalso attended the briefing and presentation. Both Councilman Irwin and Mayor Parvin made 'contacts' (2 way communications) from the Get On The Air Station (GOTA). Bob Paull, KK6UE, VCARS President conducted all GOTA station training.
11:00AM: "N6R's Field Day 2010"commenced operations with 20 battery powered stations operating from batteries. "20A Santa Barbara Section" was the report sent by the stations for 24 consecutive hours during the test.Approximately 80 licensed Amateur Radio operators participated in making QSOs/contacts.
SUNDAY: Operations ended at 11:00AM. Teardown/cleanup was completed by 1:00 PM. Complete data will be posted as the "N6R" entry is tallied.
This year, VCARS' organization for Field Day emulated the National Incident Management System (NIMS).The NIMS system is utilized by the Federal Management Agency, state, and local governments to coordinate major disaster and event response. Attending government officials were impressed with this creative means of event coordination.
Rick Tate, KQ6NO, Field Day Chairman/Emulating Incident Commander; Rob Hanson, W6RH, Logistics; Vern Potter, W6NCT, Finance; Pete Heins, N6ZE, PIO; Ray Beiderman, WB6L, Safety
News Media "Hits":
VCARS Field Day Photos: >>>>http://vcars.org/event/<<<<
"The Thousand Oaks Acorn" photo "Emergency Communication" by Wendy Pierro of 08July2010: http://www.toacorn.com/news/2010-07-08/Schools/Amateur_radio_field_day_at_Reagan_Library.html
"Ventura Co. (CA) Star" article byMichelle Willer-Allred of 27June2010: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/jun/26/ham-radio-operators-prepare-for-the-worst-with/
"Ventura Co. (CA) Star" article by Sigourney Nunez of 19JUN2010: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/jun/18/hams-to-show-skills-during-field-day-at-reagan/
"The Acorn (CA)" article of 17/18JUN2010: http://www.toacorn.com/news/2010-06-17/Family/Amateur_radio_enthusiasts_will_conduct_annual_fiel.html
"VC Reporter (CA)" article of 24JUN2010: http://www.vcreporter.com/cms/story/detail/in_brief/8014/
AF6MI video on U-Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiBLet2cHcs
Note: The 40 meter CW station made contact with the following distant countries: Approximately 20 Japanese stations, Russian Federation, Peoples Republic of Vietnam, and Republic of Korea.
Note: The Satellite Station made 10 QSO through AO-7, a bird which is some three decades old.
Note: Best dx on 6 meters: WPA Section.
On 15 June 2010, Simi Valley (CA) Mayor Paul Miller presented VCARS & other participating clubsa Proclamation declaring 20-27 June 2010 as "Amateur Radio Week".
Aidan Stough photoW6JWP photo
Results:75m phone(132QSO)(AF6CD/vcars band capt.);80m cw (155QSO) (K7SDW/cvarc band capt.);40m phone ((KI6OQ/ssarc band capt.)263QSO);40mcw (507QSO)(WB6L/ vcars band capt.);20m phone (375 QSO)((W6NCT/vcars band capt.); 20m cw (191QSO)(WI6O/ssarc band capt);20m digital (80QSO)(KF6JQO/cvarc band capt.); 15m phone (80QSO)(W6RH/cvarc band capt.);15m cw(84QSO)(KQ6NO/vcars band capt.);10m phone (98QSO)(K6HB/cvarc band capt.);6m 124SSB QSO(KF6MXB/vcars band capt.);2m 36SSB/3FM QSO(KG6BCL/vcars band capt.);135cm 10FM QSO(KG6BCL/vcars band capt.); 70Cm 6SSB/6FM QSO(KG6BCL/vcars band capt);ATV (DEMO)(W6KGE/vcars band capt.);23Cm FM (2QSO)(W6VO/cvarc band capt.);10GHz (4SSB/1CW QSO)(WB6CWN/vcars band capt.); 24GHz (1SSB/1CW QSO)(WB6CWN/vcars band capt.);Satellite (31QSO)(WA6FXT/vcars band capt.).CW TOTAL QSO = 937; PHONE TOTAL QSO = 1187; DIGI TOTAL QSO = 80.
A GOTA Station (Get On The Air) Stationalso operated. Callsign was K6VCS. SSB was utlized. A 100 watt transmitter was utilized. KK6UE was "GOTA Coach". The GOTA Station was located at the PIO Booth.Members of Ventura, CABoy Scout Troop 155operated at the GOTA station to complete their BSA "Radio Merit Badge" requirements. 4 boys completed requirements, 2 boys did not quite have all classroom items completed, and 2 boys who earned the Merit Badge in 2009 returned for more operating experience.
Hundreds of Licensed Ham Radio Operators,Museum Visitors, News Media Members, Civic Officials & Workers, visited the "N6R" Field Day Operations.Approximately 150 persons actually signed our attendance logbook and over 1100 visitors to the Museum passed by the "N6R" PIO area.
On Sunday morning, a random drawing was held to award two Door Prizes jointly donated by Amateur Electronic Sales (A.E.S.) and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL)to two visitors who do not yet have an amateur radio license. Winners are: Eva N., the mother of new Amateur Extra Licensee, AF6XH, and Davis S., one of the youngest Boy Scouts in Troop # 155. Davis S.completed his Ra
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