We have Registered our 2020 Field Day Site and information with the American Radio Relay League ARRL’s Field Day Locator map. It does appear that the GOTAhams are the first California Club to be officially registered. Our information includes the following:
Location: Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort, Spaces B181 and B182, we relocated slightly from our 2019 sites, the new sites give us a clearer “line of Sight” toward the East overlooking Brackett Field, Fairplex and the San Bernardino Mountain range. We still have a view of parts of the Puddingstone Reservoir, it does provide us more real estate for our antennas.
For those of you wondering “will there be a net Christmas Eve?” The answer is YES, we will be active on our regular frequency 446.400 WA6FZH repeater.
We understand that most of you will be at a family get together or Christmas party that night but, if you carry your trustee HT and check-in, we will definitely allow “third party traffic” and let EVERYONE check in to the net!
The Plan is Kathi KD6CAF will handle Net Control. We will likely do just a single round unless folks have something interesting to keep the roundtable going!
So, Charge up the Handy Talkie, carry it with you and at least monitor (with a earphone if you have to) and enjoy Christmas Eve with Mrs. Clause (Kathi).
With Field Day past many clubs will be looking back and winding down, Sorry that is NOT how this group operates. We have an important general membership meeting coming up soon, July 9th 7:00 pm at Casa Jimenez restaurant, where we will be hosting the ARRL ORG Section Manager. We will have a slide show showing our Field Day, Swap meet booth, “In the Park” field Ops etc. and discuss what we do, how we can improve, future Ops and possibly forming a committee for Field Day 2020. I would like to begin some “Maker” training including basic soldering skills, kit building, antenna construction and any other ideas submitted by our members.
We would like to offer hosting a Boy Scout JOTA/JOTI in October, Kathi and I will be at “Pacificon” in San Ramon that weekend but I would still like to see the GOTAhams do our regular Field Ops that weekend. Mark will definitely need plenty of support for that Op. Being the creative crew that I have come to depend on, please don’t be shy about offering more ideas for what keeps this Club “Radio Active” ’73 Ken KC6WOK