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
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
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