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

 

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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SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
        1Slow Speed CW Practice Net
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Slow Speed CW Practice NetTime: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminK6LG is hosting a CW Practice Net on 28.490Mhz USB
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4 5W6TJ Weekly Net
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
W6TJ 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.
146.88 MHz, -600 KHz offset with a PL of 146.2 Hz
6RCARA 10 meter Net
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RCARA 10 meter NetTime: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminPlease join us on Tuesdays nights at 7:00 PM on 28.420Mhz USB for a 10 meter Round-Table Net. If the frequency is in use the alternate is 28.410MHZ USB.
28.420 MHz USB
7 8RCARA Monthly Meeting
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
RCARA Monthly MeetingTime: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminGeneral meeting starts at 6:00 PM. Alternating months for in-person and Zoom meetings. In-person meetings are held at:
Kountry Folks Homestyle Restaurant
3653 La Sierra Ave
Riverside, CA 92505
Map
Slow Speed CW Practice Net
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Slow Speed CW Practice NetTime: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminK6LG is hosting a CW Practice Net on 28.490Mhz USB
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11 12W6TJ Weekly Net
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
W6TJ 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.
146.88 MHz, -600 KHz offset with a PL of 146.2 Hz
13RCARA 10 meter Net
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RCARA 10 meter NetTime: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminPlease join us on Tuesdays nights at 7:00 PM on 28.420Mhz USB for a 10 meter Round-Table Net. If the frequency is in use the alternate is 28.410MHZ USB.
28.420 MHz USB
14 15Slow Speed CW Practice Net
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Slow Speed CW Practice NetTime: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminK6LG is hosting a CW Practice Net on 28.490Mhz USB
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18 19W6TJ Weekly Net
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
W6TJ 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.
146.88 MHz, -600 KHz offset with a PL of 146.2 Hz
20RCARA 10 meter Net
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RCARA 10 meter NetTime: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminPlease join us on Tuesdays nights at 7:00 PM on 28.420Mhz USB for a 10 meter Round-Table Net. If the frequency is in use the alternate is 28.410MHZ USB.
28.420 MHz USB
21 22Slow Speed CW Practice Net
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Slow Speed CW Practice NetTime: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminK6LG is hosting a CW Practice Net on 28.490Mhz USB
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25 26W6TJ Weekly Net
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
W6TJ 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.
146.88 MHz, -600 KHz offset with a PL of 146.2 Hz
27RCARA 10 meter Net
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RCARA 10 meter NetTime: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminPlease join us on Tuesdays nights at 7:00 PM on 28.420Mhz USB for a 10 meter Round-Table Net. If the frequency is in use the alternate is 28.410MHZ USB.
28.420 MHz USB
28 29Slow Speed CW Practice Net
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Slow Speed CW Practice NetTime: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Posted by: w6tj-adminK6LG is hosting a CW Practice Net on 28.490Mhz USB
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Categories
 General

 

Field Day 2018

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Field Day 2018!  Here are some of the highlights from the event:

Update 11/2018 – The results from QST have been published

Videos from FaceBook:

Riverside County Amateur Radio Association Field Day 2018

A short video of some of our Field Day 2018 happenings … courtesy of Mathew and his photography skills. More to come when I get organized. Enjoy!

Posted by Riverside County Amateur Radio Association – RCARA Page on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

RCARA Field Day 2018

It was a good Field Day.

Posted by Art Sutorus on Thursday, June 28, 2018

Please enjoy the slideshow of pictures from the event:

  • SOME OF THE CROWD

 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Recurring Events

  • RCARA Club Meeting: The 2nd Thursday of each month at 6 PM
    in the General meeting starts at 6:00 PM.  Alternating months for in-person and Zoom meetings.

    • In-person meetings are held at:
      Kountry Folks Homestyle Restaurant
      3653 La Sierra Ave
      Riverside, CA 92505
  • RCARA Board Meeting: The 2nd Thursday of each month at 6
    PM before the General Monthly Club Meeting. Everyone is
    invited.
  • Weekly West Coast Swap Meet On The Air. Every Saturday and
    Sunday from approximately 1200 – 1500 hours local on 7240
    KHz.
  • Monthly: El Cajon ARC Swap Meet is held the first Saturday of
    each month at the Santee Drive-In Theater on Woodside Ave. at
    Hwy 67 in Santee, CA, starting at 6am, talk-in 146.52, Buyers 50
    cents.
  • Monthly: TRW ARC Swap Meet is held the last Saturday of each
    month (rain or shine) from 7 AM to 11:30 AM at the Northrop
    Grumman facility on the southeast corner of Aviation Blvd and
    Marine Ave in Redondo Beach, CA . The prices for sellers vary
    and buyers are free. More information is available on the
    W6TRW website at: http://www.w6trw.com/

 

W6TJ 2 Meter Net

The Riverside County Amateur Radio Association provides communications support during many Public Service Events throughout the year. A weekly net is held to foster emergency preparedness every Monday evening at 7:00 PM. The Monday night net provides bulletins of upcoming club activities and events.

For the first three Mondays of the month, we host the Net on the W6TJ club repeater. It is also possible to check into the net via the W6CDF repeater located on Box Springs Mountain which is linked to the W6TJ repeater.

The fourth Monday of the month is a SIMPLEX net on 146.880 MHz, no offset, no PL, no squelch. This is done as practice for emergency preparedness as an exercise in being able to operate in a power outage WITHOUT the repeater.

NET Tally for Monday Night Net Results:

November 7,

2022

November 14,

2022

November 21,

2022

November 28,

2022, SIMPLEX

December 5, 

2022

Regular Check-ins: 21 17 22
Guests/Visitors: 0 1 0
TOTAL CHECK-INS: 21 18 22
220 Link Check-ins: 0 0 1
Echolink Check-ins: 3 5 4
Juan AJ6PH Bruce W6SOW Juan AJ6PH Juan AJ6PH John W7RSO

2M Net Operators:

  • Juan AJ6PH
  • John W7RSO
  • Bruce W6SOW

Field Day 2016

Some of the “Stars” from Field Day 2016

In spite of the intense heat wave, several brave souls ventured out to this year’s Field Day event at the
California Citrus State Historical Park. The location proved to be most satisfactory and the
accommodations served our purpose quite well.

There was a large covered shelter and plenty of picnic tables, tall trees and several flat areas. The
restrooms were clean and in close proximity to the set ups. The park rangers were very cooperative and
made every effort to make the event pleasant.

Several volunteers showed up on Friday to set up two stations, a GOTA station and a satellite station.
On Saturday, the Boy Scouts from Troop #2 opened the official Field Days with a flag ceremony and the
Pledge of Allegiance which added a colorful touch.

We had plenty of cold water, soda and gator aid to keep everyone well hydrated. The club provided
lunch on Friday for the volunteers and as usual, members and guests donated a wide variety of culinary
delights for Saturday’s Pot Luck.

There are so many to thank for their donations of time, equipment and assorted other necessities.
In no specific order, we are grateful to the following:

Larry WA6PMY, Field Day Chair and his able committee

Thomas Junker who was a major player in handling the heavy lifting and being an excellent “gopher” as
needed.

Bob KG6NIB and Chris KQ6UP who set up the stations, antennas and satellite station with the able
assistance of Jim AG6JN, Ed KF6BNQ, Brad N6GTC as well as several others

The Boy Scouts from Troop #2 and their able leader Mike N6TKR

The EmComm Group: Rick KK6CTT, Ray N6KZM, Chaplin Dave and several others who set up and
maintained the GOTA station and provided overnight security

Jeff KW6MOT brought his unique bicycle mobile and helped with overnight security and loaned us the
portable PA system. He also served as Safety Officer which added points

West Coast Battery donated 3 12 volt batteries, facilitated by Tom WW7T who made the initial contact
and helped secure the batteries

Big Five Sporting Goods donated several door prizes and we thank Rick KK6CTT for his part in obtaining
the items.

Riverside City Fire Department, Captain Tim supplied and delivered coolers and ice throughout the event

Donna KK6UDF donated 5 cases of water and helped with the pot luck set up

Juan KK6LJK brought a cooler full of ice and gator aid

Mike KA6VPW loaned us 2 of his personal generators, fuel cans and a heavy duty extension cord

Jim AG6EA supplied the loan of his personal generator, fuel and a battery charger

Mathew Thurman did an excellent job of photographing the event all three days and was my right hand assistant in loading, moving equipment and other duties as needed

Kay KCOSMH from Country Village who assisted with the pot luck set up and much needed support
Bob Randleman N6CEU who spent a lot of time making contacts

Everyone else who attended and contributed to the success of this event. I apologize if I have left
anyone off the list … it certainly was not intentional

The Yaesu FT-60R HT raffle prize was won by Bob KG6NIB. Congratulations Bob and thank you to all
who supported this endeavor.

In conclusion, I ask that you send me your thoughts, suggestions and observations so that we can make
improvements where necessary for future events. Constructive criticism is welcome.

 

Picture highlights from Field Day 2016;

Here is the original Field Day 2016 PDF Page

Upcoming Field Day 2018

The Field Day planning and organizing is progressing quite well. RCARA Field Days will take place at the Martha McLean-Anza Narrows Park, Pavilion #2 located at 5759 Jurupa Avenue in Riverside.

Dates for the 2018 Field Days:

Set-up on Friday, June 22 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Operations begin on Saturday, June 23 and continue for 24 hours ending at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 24. The event is FREE and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to visit and learn about ham radio.

On Sunday we will be raffling a Yaesu FT60 hand held ham radio and a Baofeng mobile radio unit. Tickets donations are $2 each, 3 for $5.00 or 12 tickets for $20 and can be purchased from any RCARA club member or at the Field Day site.

The club will have a potluck dinner at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday Night at the park. If you would like to participate by bringing a dish to share or making a $5.00 donation, contact Nina at ninaacosta72@yahoo.com

If you wish to volunteer or need more information, contact Marlene KK6CTX at xmadamxx@aol.com

Rick NI6AU’s 60’ portable antenna will be on display and help to enhance and facilitate our radio range for making contacts across the U.S. and Canada.

Please join us at our June 14th meeting as we will be finalizing plans and taking care of last minute details. Your thoughts and ideas are most welcome.

Volunteers are still being sought for radio operators, organizers, set up and tear down and general assistance as needed at all skill levels.