June 24/25: ARRL Field Day

WHEN:  June 24-25, 2017
TIME:  11:00am Saturday - 11:00am Sunday
WHERE: James G. Gilleran Park, 24960 Felipe Road, Mission Viejo, CA

TALK IN: 147.645- 110.9hz

Fri 6/23 3pm: Setup begins (towers, antennas, tents, radios, etc)
Fri 6/23 6pm: Dinner
Sat 6/24 8am: Battery box build
Sat 6/24 9am: Field day site opens
Sat 6/24 11am: Field day operations begins
Sat 6/24 12pm: Lunch
Sat 6/24 1pm: Education Activity
Sat 6/24 2pm: ARRL-VEC Testing Session  (Lower Picnic Tables)
Sat 6/24 6pm: Dinner 
Sun 6/25 8am: Continental breakfast 
Sun 6/25 11am: Field day operations cease

Field Day Software Tutorial

From the maker of the N3FJP Field Day software, please watch this video, especially if you haven’t been an operator or logger before.  Thank you!

Hi All,

To get new Field Day folks up to speed on the N3FJP Field Day software prior to Field Day, or if you need a quick review yourself, this video will have everyone ready to go when they arrive to your Field Day site. Please share this with all who you think may attend!


I hope to work you from the NE3MD site this year! Enjoy Field Day!

73, Scott



June 19 General Meeting – Field Day!

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Norman P. Murray Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo CA

Topic: Field Day 2017 final planning and briefing

Field Day is fast approaching on June 24-25. We will be scheduling operators for the various stations, and ironing out other last minute details to help ensure a great Field Day experience. If you’ll be joining us at Field Day, whether a first timer or seasoned veteran, your attendance at this meeting is highly recommended.  Hope you can make it.

May 15th Meeting – Spring Auction

Live Auction

March 20 General Meeting: Earthquakes

Please join us at the Norman P. Murray Center, in Mission Viejo, CA on Monday, 3/20, at 7pm for our General Meeting.

Our guest speaker is Tom Broz, P.E., S.E., F.ASCE, and a member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in multiple states, in the fields of of Civil, and Structural Engineering, as well as a licensed General Contractor.  The topic will be Earthquakes, Causes, Effects, Mitigations, and Preparations.  As an animated visual presentation, the slant will be slightly different from the usual.

Tom holds a BS in Civil Engineering, and a MS in Structural Engineering. In his over 44 year career he has worked for and held leadership positions in a number of notable engineering and construction firms, including Bechtel, DMJM, Wildan, and Stantec, to name a few. He also belongs to a number of professional associations, such as Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Structural Engineers Association of Southern CA, and several more.  He is also a recent OC Fire Watch volunteer.  His presentation will range from the technical to the practical.