Field Day 2015 ( June 27-28)

CVRC combines with GEARS and sets up a joint Field Day station. In the past we have used several sites, but for the last several years we have used Verdugo Park in Glendale. The park is a flat, grassy site with plenty of sycamore trees to provide both shade and antenna support. Our location is close to both fast food stores and bathrooms. We set up four pop-up style tents for shade, bring in tables and chairs, and operate in the 2 alpha class with 2 HF stations. We generate our own power with a computer controlled 1kw solar panel mounted on a trailer that tracks the sun and has both generator and battery backup. We welcome members of the public to visit and are happy to answer their questions.

June 27, 2015 Field Day

Location: North section of Verdugo Park located on Verdugo Rd. in Glendale a little up from Glendale College

Time Start:  7AM – 8 AM on Saturday June 27, 2015

Note: CVRC Club will work as a 2 alpha LAX with 2 HF stations all day Saturday, Saturday night, and until around 10:00 AM Sunday when Field Day ends.

The public and other hams are invited to come by



Author: CVRC

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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