Archive for the ‘HBTV-3’ Tag

Huntington Beach RACES and the Disaster Preparedness Expo September 21, 2013   Leave a comment

Six active Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service – RACES – members were on-hand to meet and greet visitors to the Disaster Preparedness Expo on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Huntington Beach Central Library.

The RACES volunteers explained what the RACES group is and what we do for the City of Huntington Beach. Joe Tom, KB6JOE, brought his portable radio system, shown in some of the pictures. Wayne Yoshida, KH6WZ and Public Information Officer (PIO) for the RACES team, brought an Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) beacon, which transmitted the demonstration station location. A screen capture of the map can be seen below. The Expo location is indicated by the eye icon and the KH6WZ-5 callsign. The APRS message also points to the HB RACES website, www.hbraces.org/.

kh6wz hb races emergency expo 9-21-2013

Screen capture of the APRS beacon information. The Disaster Preparedness Expo location is indicated by the callsign KH6WZ-5 as well as the eye icon.

The Disaster Preparedness Expo is an annual, free event where the City’s emergency services organizations educate the public about emergency preparedness and the possible disasters that can happen to the city of Huntington Beach, such as earthquakes and tsunamis. The Expo is also a demonstration and recruiting tool for emergency preparedness volunteer groups in the city.

Additional information about the event can be found on the Huntington Beach Events website.

HB RACES volunteers at the Emergency Expo

Ray Coulon WA6CTS

Mike Fitzgerald KE6WUO

Gary Labb KM6VC

Joe Tom KB6JOE

Jeff Turlis KE6BNS

Wayne Yoshida KH6WZ

Other Groups at the Expo

American Red Cross

FireMed

HB Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

HB Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)

Huntington Beach Fire Department Urban Search & Rescue (USAR)

Huntington Beach Police Department

National Weather Service

Ready OC

Huntington Beach cable TV channel 3  was at the event, and shot plenty of video of the demonstrations and displays. Several of the event volunteers were interviewed and may appear on TV soon.

Here are some pictures of the event. . . .

Huntington Beach RACES Field Day 2013 Recap   Leave a comment

Field Day weekend 2013 is now history. Our new location helped to further increase visibility from both Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and the bike path along the beach.

This year, we had many more visitors – Fire Department management, local dignitaries, licensed hams, ex-hams and ordinary people. Our local cable TV channel (HBTV-3) shot lots of video of our operation. There were several minutes of live video from the Huntington Beach Police helicopter via amateur television (ATV).

Below: Huntington Beach Emergency Manager Brevyn Mettler, KI6FRG (left) and Huntington Beach Council Member Jim Katapodis, discuss the Field Day layout and the objectives of the Field Day drill as HB RACES Chief Radio Officer Dr Steve Graboff, W6GOS makes 20 meter SSB contacts.

kh6wz-w6o-Field Day 2013 005

Al KJ6RIX and Jennifer did an amazingly great job keeping all of us well fed and even sheltered – a huge thanks for their hospitality!

Sometime in the late evening, Tim WD6AWP succeeded in getting a 2-way contact via satellite (OSCAR – Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio) – this is a first for HB RACES – way to go, Tim!

Huntington Beach RACES looks forward to another Field Day next year, hopefully with an improved score and even more participation.

Some videos are posted on my YouTube Channel, KH6WZ

Part 1 of 3

Part 2 of 3

Part 3 of 3

Highlights – City of Huntington Beach RACES Field Day Visitors

Jim Katapodis, Huntington Beach Council Member

Fred Wilson, Huntington Beach City Manager

The guys from Station 46: Bob, Brian, Keith, Mike

Here are some random pictures from the weekend. . . 

Below: Robert Thompson, KE6RKG, making contacts at the VHF-UHF station at the W6O Field Day operation in Huntington Beach, Calif.

kh6wz-w6o-Field Day 2013 075

Below: A view of the trailer and the open grassy area just before antenna installation.

kh6wz-w6o-Field Day 2013 010

Below: Pete Zilliox, K5PZ working the keyer on 40 meters.

kh6wz-w6o-Field Day 2013 002

Below: Brevyn getting 15 minutes of fame on HBTV-3, the Huntington Beach cable TV channel.

kh6wz-w6o-Field Day 2013 090

Below: Tim Sawyer, WD6AWP (left) and Pete Zilliox, K5PZ (right), scanning the sky for an Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio (OSCAR) contact. Tim successfully completed a two-way contact via satellite late Saturday evening.

kh6wz-w6o-Field Day 2013 033

Below:  Brevyn, KI6FRG, making some contacts on 15 meter phone.

kh6wz-w6o-Field Day 2013 017

Below: The HB RACES Field Day group, 2013: 4A Orange.

kh6wz-w6o-Field Day 2013 034

City of Huntington Beach RACES Field Day Participants

K5PZ Pete

K6DAA Gordon

KA6HMS Bill

KB6JOE Joe

KB6PAL David

KC6ZOW Shelley

KE6BNS Jeff

KE6OCE Steve

KE6RKG Robert

KE6WUO Michael

KG6IQL Manny

KG6SKD Marshall

KG6ZDP Jim

KH6FL Marilyn

KH6WZ Wayne

KI6FME Mike

KI6FRG Brevyn

KJ6RIX Al

Jennifer

KK6ANY Gus

N6PBW Ginny

N6RAS Peter

N6SLD Roy

N6YDX Darrell

N9KVN Steve

WD6AWP Tim

More images are posted on the City of Huntington Beach RACES website

73,

Wayne KH6WZ

Huntington Beach RACES Public Information Officer