2017 Field Day (June-24-25)

Club members were on duty throughout the night.

CVRC’s 2017 ARRL Field Day was a great success. The club has gained popularity, new members, and public interest. In spite of the poor radio conditions, Saturday’s weather was very cooperative and surprisingly pleasant, with a brief drizzle of rain. We had a very good turn out of members and visitors. This year has brought more public interest and awareness with the help of George Eckart (KJ6LA), distributing to public local media this special annual event.

We would like to thank everyone that has participated and our visitors, hopefully future members, who has given us the opportunity to share our experience and knowledge about ham radio. We look forward to next year and hope you can join us.

 

CREDITS: Joseph Antczak |  KJ6LA   |   N6PET

 

 

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Crescenta Valley Radio Club is an organization over half a century old. Our members are amateur radio operators who share interests in radio and service to our community. Members help new members starting the hobby as well as helping other members with technical and operational problems of getting on the air. We keep ourselves up to date with the technological changes by inviting expert speakers to our meetings.
CVRC closely supports GEARS (Glendale Emergency Auxiliary Radio). Many members are in both organizations and have provided communications for an emergency at Glendale Memorial Hospital, and with Cruise Night, the Montrose Christmas Parade, and various local themed running events.
We meet once a month on the second Thursday of the month at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital at 7:00PM. Every Sunday we hold two nets. On our 445.680 repeater, we hold the No Chit Chat net at 7:50PM, and at 8:00PM, we switch to our 146.025 repeater for the Whats Going On Net. Both repeaters are located on top of Mount Thom and share use the city’s antenna tower. Their power is backed up by both batteries and an emergency generator.
We have several annual events. In June, we participate in the National Field Day by setting up several stations in Verdugo Park and operating completely “off the grid”. Every August we have a barbecue in Crescenta Valley Park with a Fox Hunt activity where the members try to locate a hidden transmitter. When December comes around we come together for a traditional holiday dinner.

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