[CQ-Contest] CW op Wanted for Field Day
RGrubic at aol.com
RGrubic at aol.com
Wed May 18 18:03:45 EDT 2016
CW colleague wanted!
A great opportunity for a CW op in Southern California who is not already
attached to another club or group—or who would like a change.
I’m looking for a CW operator to team up with me for Field Day. It’s June
24 – 26 this year.
Each year our club, the Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach, has one
of the biggest Field Day events in Southern California. We usually operate
5A or 6A (6 simultaneous transmitters) with the call sign of W6RO
(temporarily suspended from use on the Queen Mary). We operate from Recreation Park
in Long Beach the whole 24 hours. A lot of people stop by. This year a local
high school radio club will man one of the stations. Many of us camp out
overnight Friday and Saturday—though you don’t have to. Lots of food is
available and a lot of socializing too. Some of us, of course, see it as a
contest. (It IS a contest, right?)
The thing is, I’ve been the only CW operator for several years and would
like some help operating, also setting up on Friday, and tearing down on
Sunday. The work is not heavy but I’d like to have some company—and run up a
big score! In the past, I’ve made a 40 meter Moxon (2 element wire beam)
antenna and a 20 meter Moxon antenna and hoisted them up high between 2
eucalyptus trees (pointed northeast). Works great and the physical antenna
separation and the front-to-back ratio keeps the same-band phone station out of
my ears (and mine out of theirs). (We have a lot of land to work with at
Rec Park.) Out club setup is quite a sight!
If you’re interested and/or would like more information, give me a call,
or email me.
CW speed not an issue. If you’re interested, let’s talk.
Bob Grubic NC6Q
562 889-3070 cell
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