Field Day: Saturday-Sunday 22-23 June 2019 (plus Friday 21 for setup) at the CWRU Farm in Hunting Valley.

Watch this space for more details, but look for us in The Pink Pig.

The operating period will 2:00 PM Saturday to 2:00 PM Sunday EDT, and we will be building the station and stringing antennas in the trees on Friday. Visitors and helpers for operating the station, keeping the antennas going, cooking, teaching most any radio-related topic you like, schlepping, and even breaking the whole thing down on Sunday afternoon are entirely welcome.  Field Day is amateur radio’s open house, come join us!  Operate the station, talk into the microphone to amateur radio stations all over the US, Canada, and the world!  It’s fun!

We will have an amateur radio exam session, probably Saturday afternoon, so study up and take your license exam then.  See our page here on preparing for the test.

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Cal Poly Trip: Cubesats and W6BHZ

Thanks to support from the electrical engineering department, club members Aidan Montare KB3UMD, Skylar Dannhoff KD9JPX and Kristina Collins KD8OXT were able to visit Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for the annual Cubesat Developers Workshop, as well as the first annual Cubesat training course.  While there, we also took the opportunity to visit W6BHZ, Cal Poly’s exceptionally active amateur radio club. A grand and very educational time was had by all.

The Performing Arts Center, complete with pipe organ.

 

Skylar tries out a Hololens-based orbital mechanics demonstration from JPL.

Dinner at the SLO Farmers Market.

Per tradition, the Cubesat Developers Workshop concluded with a bonfire at Avila Beach.

The W6BHZ antennas.

Outside W6BHZ’s shack.

Inside W6BHZ’s shack.

Graduation flair. (We should do this at Case…)

Eyeball QSOs.

Sundry equipment, including some elegant tape measure Yagis.

Surveying the Cal Poly campus from the hillside P.