It was a strange year, with Covid-19, ARRL rule changes many of the usual “Mega Club” events canceled or closed. But the GOTAhams were able to get a handful of members and guests even a couple families out to a local RV park overlooking a lake and on a very RF friendly hilltop. We got enough equipment operating to qualify as a 3Alpha (3 transceivers, Club/Portable) work from LA county LAX we worked 2 “phone” (SSB) station and an FT8 digital station. Our V.P. and secretary even operated as “Net control” for our nightly local repeater “Net” while on a Zoom video chat from our Field Day site. There was food aplenty and lots of comradery.
Our Youngest Licensed member James Setterlund acting as our GOTAhams net control operator, Featuring and early check-in from WB6NOA, Gordon West!
The GOTAhams have some Field Day prep, resources etc. listed under “Events/Field Day 2020/” sub menus. you will find some forms, Signs, Videos etc.
GOTAhams will operate Field Day 2020 from Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort Spaces B-181, B182. at the guard shack simply say B-181 or B-182 typically the attendant will just wave you through. Drive in passing the store/office on the right, at the stop sign go slightly right to the “B section” continue on to spaces 181-182 look for the bright yellow “Field Day” sign and our “WG6OTA” banner.
We will be setting antennas, stations up on Friday, June 26 after 2:00 PM. Please be sure to bring a Face mask, a hat is helpful, Sun Screen. In the evening it gets quite cool being near the lake so a jacket is a must. Hand sanitizer is a great idea. We will have a hand washing station. You may want to bring bottled water and some snacks if you are practicing physical distancing.
For those that missed both of this weeks Zoom Conferences by Mark KM6AHY, about “Field Day” station operating techniques, logging, and what to expect during this ARRL “non-contest” (c: