Wow, what a great weekend of radio fun!
This past weekend was the 54th Annual California QSO Party. This was my second year participating. I operated for about 7 hours, over the two days, and I managed to make contacts in 26 California counties, 27 states, 3 Canadian provinces and two other foreign countries (France and Honduras). 79 contacts in all. I worked fellow CVARC member Bob Hughes-K6HHW and heard Norm Campbell-AB6ET as we both tried to work an Italian station. I also heard Pete Heins-N6ZE. Hopefully other CVARC members were in on the fun, especially those who recently upgraded to General.
On Sunday, day two of the CQP, was CVARC’s Mini-Field Day & Picnic. About 25 club members came out to operate and socialize. Thanks to Bill Willcox-KF6JQO for making the arrangements with the park and for getting lunch. Thanks to Brett Price-KM6VFW for bringing the coffee, donuts and bagels. And thanks to Sue Hanson-N6OIZ for helping Bill with lunch. It was a really nice time. Be sure to check out the photos.
If you’re ready for more on-air fun, this coming weekend are the Nevada, Pennsylvania, Arizona and South Dakota QSO parties so there should be a lot of activity.
In other news, we’re still accepting nominations for 2020 Board positions, and for the Hugh Bosma Legacy Award. If you’re interested in running for a Board position, or nominating someone for the Hugh Bosma Legacy Award, please email the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, if you hold a General Class license and are interested in upgrading to an Extra Class, we have a 5-week class starting on Saturday, November 9 that leads up to the December 8 VE Test Session. Details are here.