High Desert Amateur Radio Club of NM

Field Day

Winter Field Day 2021
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Ray, KI5ALD anchors the sunny but freezing
portable set-up on Rio Rancho's west mesa.
Plenty of PSK31 activity on 20 & 40 meters.


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Here are some pictures from the day. Pictures were taken by Yul Bratcher, WA5YUL. David Ham, N6SIK, Becky Ham, N6TYT and Yul Bratcher joined Ed Pocchia, KC2LM and Ray Loomis, KF2ALD at their site on the west side of the river. They were set up in a dirt parking lot out on Southern.


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Except for the cold wind, it was a great location. Even though it was a sunny day, the wind chill really made it uncomfortable after an hour.

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David Mackenzie, KI5GYE joined us also with his set up. He was trying to work sideband and this was his first field day. His radio set up was very efficient but he had antenna issues.
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Field Day at the Ranch 2020
Photos from the HDARC July Newsletter.
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Enchanted Trails RV Park 2019
Photos by Ed Poccia, KC2LM
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Our CW operators, Gerry, N2GJ & George W5YZ

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The CW Station. Photo by Jerry K6LIE


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The gang is all here. Photo by Jerry, K6LIE


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Jerry, K6LIE anchors the Phone station.
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Taylor Ranch Library, 2018

Photos by Ed Poccia, KC2LM

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Alec, AG5KY, operates the Digital Station for some youthful visitors.


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Dave & grandson, Max, operate the Phone station.
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Haynes Park 2017

Photos by Ed Poccia, KC2LM

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Remember the TENT?

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The Picnic.

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Op Center at Haynes Park 2017.
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Field Day Locations

Rio Rancho's West Mesa

The Ranch

Enchanted Trails RV Park

Taylor Ranch Library

Haynes Park, Rio Rancho