Field Day 2014 is complete, and was a great success. Check out the pictures on the Field Day 2014 page!
K6WCC is now on two new bands! We worked the 222MHz, 70cm and 1.2GHz bands from our field site in Santa Barbara this weekend. This is the first step in expanding the VHF and UHF capabilities of the club. There will be an event page with some pictures and results shortly. In the mean time, enjoy this picture by Alex K6VHF!
The WCC 121 light truck showed off at the Culver City Car Show this weekend. Check out the pictures!
The “Salvage” event in April 2012 was the first event held by EoD at their new “Uranium Springs” site. Check out the Salvage page for a photo gallery.
At the event, the WCC constructed its first permanent outpost, which contained a bunk room and a combined radio room and post office. The post office represents the first attempt by the WCC to provide communication services outside of wireless transmissions. The WCC Postal Service collected a total of 25 post cards and sent them out to 16 different ZIP codes in 9 different states, which we consider a huge success. The post office also sold local post cards, a tradition we hope to carry over to other events.
We’re super proud about this, and stoked to try defending the title at WW2013! Bring it, other camps!
The WCC would like to thank everybody who visited our camp at Wasteland Weekend 2012. We all had an amazing time, and can’t wait to see you all again next year!
In honor of Wasteland Weekend 2012 we’ve printed up some custom bottle caps with our logo and website address! Some of these will be given out as souvenirs at Wasteland Weekend to people who get on the air for the first time using our radios. The rest will be sent out with new WW2012 QSL cards to people who contact us from afar!
Keep your ears open on the 20m band on the 27th, 28th and 29th of September to get yours!
It’s an old tradition in radio to send a type of postcard confirming communications. Over the years, many radio operators have amassed giant collections of these cards, named for the “Q-code” that is used to query or confirm receipt of transmission.
Nowadays, much of the confirmation takes place online and via virtual QSL cards. It’s faster, easier and cheaper. But some people still stick to the old ways, and yesterday we received our first physical QSL card as a club! The card came from Ken Macy of Boulder
Creek, CA. His return card should be in his mailbox shortly.
On Sunday (7/8) we will be starting construction of the prefabricated sections that will become our camp structure at Wasteland Weekend 2012. If you’d like to help out, please use the “Contact Us” section of the website and let us know, or call (760) 68-99-WCC.
This was a triumph! Prefabricating the walls for the WW2012 WCC HQ went easier than expected. The operations room is now ready for assembly and furnishing. It will house two radio operator stations with independent equipment, as well as a viewing area and repair bench in a 12×8′ room. Next up is a sleeping room and a lobby that converts to sleeping quarters at night!