W6TJ’s Field Day eQSL Cards

FIELD DAY BEHIND THE SCENES:

  W6TJ’s Field Day eQSL Cards

 

The tradition of exchanging post cards (QSLs) to confirm radio contacts goes back to the very first ham radio operators.  The cards usually bore the call sign, and station and contact information, of the station sending.  Many ham shacks even today have these cards plastered on their walls.  ARRL Awards such as Worked All States, DX Century Club etc. required the submission of these cards as proof of contacts made.  The ARRL manages bureaus for incoming and outgoing paper DX QSL cards, primarily for this purpose.  For information go to ARRL.org web site.

In recent years online electronic QSLs have become popular through eQSL.cc.

These are often received in one’s inbox, shortly after a contact is made.  Registration and use, is free, and set up is easy.  Check it out at www.eQSL.cc.

For the past twenty years, Clair, K6LG, has been managing the W6TJ eQSL account.  We have received many (800 to date) from our Field Day contacts, and other public demonstrations .  All incoming eQSLs have been sent the W6TJ QSL shown below.  Some of the incoming eQSL’s for Field Day contacts are also shown:

  • W6TJ to VE7NSR
  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Boy Scouts K2BSA/6 Event

Michael KM6MJM, a new ham and scout leader is the Control Operator for the K2BSA/6 for an event being held on September 6th at the LDS Church on Jackson and California Streets.   He would like to introduce Scouts to amateur radio and has asked permission to use the W6TJ repeater from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm for contacts to talk with Scouts.

He has asked for a few of our members to be available to talk to the Scouts on the air. This is an open to the public event and our group has been invited to set up a booth. The only radio they have is a Baofeng HT.  If anyone is interested in attending and bringing some basic equipment, I can let Michael know.

Let’s support this effort and stand by to talk to the scouts and help encourage them to become future ham operators.

Please limit your use of the repeater during the time slot of 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 6.

This is a “fair” with several vendors and not just a Scouting or ham event.  Volunteers who have offered to attend and bring ham equipment are:

  • Ted KM6AYC
  • Juan KM6CFH
  • Marlene KK6CTX

Club members are asked to be available on the W6TJ repeater to talk to the scouts during the event (Sept. 6 between 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.)

 

Field Day 2017

Highlight photos from Field Day 2017:

  • Antenna setup crew
  • Break time
  • Contesting - Bob Trujillo (KG6NIB) on the mike with Don Bower (AG6HQ) logging. Clair Cessna (K6LG) looking on
  • Councilman Jim Perry and Bob Trujillo (KG6NIB)
  • Rick's (KK6CTT) Setup
  • Dick Norton from ARRL pays a visit
  • Dave setting up
  • Dutch Oven by KK6CTT - Cheesy Bread
  • Dutch Oven Monkey Bread
  • Edgar - Fan Dipole. Wow!
  • Edgar - Inside
  • Edgar - Our Antenna is bigger than yours! Hi Hi!
  • Field Day Chair - Larry WA6PMY
  • Fire Station 5 arrives for a visit
  • Firefighter signs in
  • First Aid Station
  • Manning the Get On The Air (GOTA) station
  • Helping hands make for light work
  • How many Hams does it take to...
  • Iron Chef Rick (KK6CTT)
  • J Pole works fine
  • Not an antenna...
  • Ray (N6KZM) at the BBQ. Carne Asada at it's best!
  • Rick explains how it works to a new Ham
  • Socializing
  • There will be food!
  • Comfort zone
  • An unusual visitor
  • We are patriotic too
  • Taking a break
  • What we do!
  • Who we are!

 

Calendar of Events

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  1RCARA Weekly Net
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
RCARA Weekly NetTime: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Posted by: w6tj-admin7:00 PM on the W6TJ club repeater (146.88 MHz, -600 KHz offset with a PL of 146.2 Hz) or on the W6CDF Box Springs 224.460 MHz Repeater ( – offset with a PL of 110.9 Hz) which is linked to our 2M repeater.
2 3EMCOMM Net
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
EMCOMM NetTime: 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminRiverside EMCOMM Net on 146.610 -06 PL 103.5
4 5 6
7 8RCARA Weekly Net
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
RCARA Weekly NetTime: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Posted by: w6tj-admin7:00 PM on the W6TJ club repeater (146.88 MHz, -600 KHz offset with a PL of 146.2 Hz) or on the W6CDF Box Springs 224.460 MHz Repeater ( – offset with a PL of 110.9 Hz) which is linked to our 2M repeater.
9Jurupa Emergency Preparedness & Family Safety Fair
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jurupa Emergency Preparedness & Family Safety FairTime: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-admin4810 Pedley Rd.
Jurupa Valley, CA 92509
10EMCOMM Net
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
EMCOMM NetTime: 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminRiverside EMCOMM Net on 146.610 -06 PL 103.5
11RCARA Monthly Club Meetings
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RCARA Monthly Club MeetingsTime: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminThe 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM La Sierra University Seventh Day Adventist Church
Fellowship Hall
4937 Sierra Vista Avenue
Riverside, CA 92505
Map
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14 15RCARA Weekly Net
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
RCARA Weekly NetTime: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Posted by: w6tj-admin7:00 PM on the W6TJ club repeater (146.88 MHz, -600 KHz offset with a PL of 146.2 Hz) or on the W6CDF Box Springs 224.460 MHz Repeater ( – offset with a PL of 110.9 Hz) which is linked to our 2M repeater.
16 17EMCOMM Net
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
EMCOMM NetTime: 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminRiverside EMCOMM Net on 146.610 -06 PL 103.5
18GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUT
10:18 am
GREAT CALIFORNIA SHAKEOUTTime: 10:18 am
Posted by: Marlene
19Boy Scout Jamboree on the Air
4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boy Scout Jamboree on the AirTime: 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminBoy Scout Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) will be held on Saturday, October 19th starting at 4:00 p.m. and ending on Sunday the 20th at 4:00 p.m. 4359, 3774 Jackson St, Riverside, CA 92503
20Boy Scout Jamboree on the Air
4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Boy Scout Jamboree on the AirTime: 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminBoy Scout Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) will be held on Saturday, October 19th starting at 4:00 p.m. and ending on Sunday the 20th at 4:00 p.m. 4359, 3774 Jackson St, Riverside, CA 92503
21 22RCARA Weekly Net
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
RCARA Weekly NetTime: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Posted by: w6tj-admin7:00 PM on the W6TJ club repeater (146.88 MHz, -600 KHz offset with a PL of 146.2 Hz) or on the W6CDF Box Springs 224.460 MHz Repeater ( – offset with a PL of 110.9 Hz) which is linked to our 2M repeater.
23 24EMCOMM Net
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
EMCOMM NetTime: 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminRiverside EMCOMM Net on 146.610 -06 PL 103.5
25 26 27GEAR IN THE PARKGEAR IN THE PARKPosted by: MarleneRYAN BONAMINO PARK
28 29RCARA Weekly Net
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
RCARA Weekly NetTime: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Posted by: w6tj-admin7:00 PM on the W6TJ club repeater (146.88 MHz, -600 KHz offset with a PL of 146.2 Hz) or on the W6CDF Box Springs 224.460 MHz Repeater ( – offset with a PL of 110.9 Hz) which is linked to our 2M repeater.
30 31EMCOMM Net
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
EMCOMM NetTime: 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminRiverside EMCOMM Net on 146.610 -06 PL 103.5
     
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Show and Tell

After the great showing for the “Show and Tell” at the July 2018 meeting, it occured to a few of us that the club members may have projects and accomplishments that have gone unsung!  Please send in a description,  pictures and web links so we can feature your corner of Ham Radio:

KM6KPW (Alan) APRS iGate:  “I’ve enjoyed this build and I am always thrilled to see a long distance station show up on the console.  So far the farthest station from the north has been from just outside of Reno NV!”  Clicking on the picture will take you to KM6KPW’s page for this project.

APRS iGate

 

Past Presidents

Past Presidents

2018(?- ) Marlene Odebraski KK6CTX
2018 (Jan-Feb) Duane Allen KK6EE
2017 Marlene Odebraski KK6CTX
2015-2016 Ron Braley KE6RYX
2012-2014 Chris Maness KQ6UP
2011 Jim Wiley AG6EA
2010 Bob Trujillo KG6NIB
2008-2009 Chris Maness KQ6UP
2007 Ric Maxfield N6RIC
2005-2006 Bob Wade W6RTW
2002-2004 Fred Roberts W6TKV
2002-2004 Don Williams KD6UVT
2000-2001 George Ashby W6RPD
1998-1999 Robert Randleman N6CEU
1997 Ted Hudson KQ6U
1996 Art Sutorus KQ6HF
1995 Jerry VerDuft AD0A
1994 David Tate N7IGO
1993 Rich Harwick AB4AW
1992 Nick Schmitz N6UUL
1991 Steve Rathbone KF6ZH
1990 (Aug-Dec) Steve Rathbone KF6ZH
1990  (Jan-Jul) Mike Burton N6KZB
1988-1989 Chuck Peck KN6U
1987 John Thomas WA6QMW
1985-1986 John Graf AH6CL
1984 Bill DeChastain N6AIX
1983 Al Nagle KA6TUO
1982 Don Young KZ6U
1981 Lee Owens WD6DGI
1980 Lois Goodine WB6PLR
1979 Richard W. Birbeck K6CID
1978 Larry Botimer/Allen Sonin WA6NVN/WA6URG
1977 Phil Blank WB6HKX
1976 Barrie Britton W6DX
1975 Robert Mann W6LKN
1974 Richard Cupp K6SJA
1973 Don Fox K5BBM/6
1972 Reed C. Easton K6VHP
1971 Richard Cupp K6SJA
1969-1970 Dave Smith WB6SFA
1968(Feb-Dec) Bob Tremaine W6KCD
1968(Jan) Ian Hayes VE2ATU
1967 Bob Rice WA6GOX
1966(Sep-Dec) Michael Desautel W6ECD
1966(Jan-Aug) Neil Bacot WA6QVR
1965 Patrick Murphy WB6LOX
1964 Tom Bridges K6DLY
1963 Bob Rice WA6GOX
1962 Al Summers        ?
1961 Paul Hudson WA6AVJ
1959-1960 Hal Dunagan W6THD
1958-1959 Mark Conway K6GUK
1957-1958 Adrian McCrosky KB1D
1956-1957 Hal Cooper W6PFU
1955 Ed Wellborn W6JXM