May 25, 2021: David Hodge N6AN: How to do Field Day from home

PLEASE NOTE: Because our meeting location is unavailable due to the coronavirus situation, this presentation will be webcast on the internet. See the IMPORTANT NOTE at the top of this page.

Once again our club will be operating as individuals and aggregating our scores for the Pasadena Radio Club submission to ARRL. Click here for our Field Day page.

In the presentation this month, David will discuss how you can participate in Field Day this year — from home, or with portable, or mobile. The various means for gaining extra points will also be shared. Finally, David will describe how to submit your logs to the ARRL and for the PRC.

All are encouraged to make at least a few QSOs during this year's Field Day — as many as you can. It's a great way to test your equipment and practice emergency operating technique.

David Hodge N6AN has been a licensed radio amateur for 50 years. CW continues to be his favorite operating mode. Traffic handling, contesting, and DXing keep his ears and fist sharp. Since 1979, operating worldwide contests from different countries has been a highlight, signing such calls as VP2VEQ, P42E, KP2A, PJ2T, XE1NTT, A73A. From 1990 to 2001 Mexico City was his home and he played principal Horn in the Mexico City Philharmonic and the Sinfonica Nacional. In 2006 he represented Mexico with Ramon, XE1KK, at the World Radio Team Championship held in Florianopolis, Brazil. With John, K6AM, he competed for the USA in Boston at the 2014 WRTC. For the 2018 WRTC in Lutherstadt, Germany, he served as a referee.