Mobile Tower Trailer with 40 foot mast
ARRL Field Day
Each year the last full weekend of June is Field Day. SC4ARC has participated in this national event since the club began. It's an opportunity to set up a full off-the-grid operating station in less than 24 hours, and make as many radio contacts as possible in the ensuing 24 hour period.
We utilize many different antennas and radios to see what works best in each year's location. We've operated from La Honda Gardens, Langley Hill, Skyline Ridge, and La Honda Open Space Preserve.
Friday we set up radios, antennas, power, and operating stations.
There's also a "Get On The Air" station and an info booth about ham radio and the club.
Saturday morning we are on the air reaching as many stations as we can in a 24 hour period.
We can reach the East Coast, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and beyond!
Two Honda generators and a solar panel power the whole setup.
Food is important too!!! We all enjoy a potluck dinner on Saturday.
Up All Night!!!
Mary, AF6IE on the mic.