Ham Radio ops at N6CC

Military Vehicles and Radios MVCC/MRCG

2016 MVPA Rally The 41st annual International Convention and rally of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association was held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton CA on 11-13 August 2016. […]

Military Field Day Ops, 2016

Updated 7/23/16 The American Radio Relay League sponsors “Field Day” as an operating event to exercise Ham Radio communications under austere, grid-down conditions. Such as in an emergency when mass […]

West Coast Military Radio Collectors Group

UPDATED 5/15/16 The twenty-first annual muster of the West Coast Military Radio Collectors group was held 5-7 May, 2016 at the National Guard base in San Luis Obispo. It included […]

Out There / HAARP

HAARP: High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program HAARP has been shut down at least temporarily since May 2013 due to budget cuts. But the primary reason is the inability of […]

Veterans Day Displays

Some photos of recent military radio displays set up for Veterans Day events. These are from November 11-13, 2016 at the Veterans Memorial Building in Danville CA. The theme for […]

Radio News

UPDATED 11/11/15 What’s happening at N6CC, both at the home QTH as well as tactical ops out in the boonies. Type 12 / MAW Hearability Tests:  In October 2010 we […]

AN/GRC-109 / RS-1 Transmitter with VFO

UPDATED 21NOV14 Of course my favorite military Black Radio. The GRC-109 and its immediate predecessor the CIA’s RS-1. I was sitting here thinking about the cost of adding additional FT-243 […]

Emergency Response: RACES – ACS – CERT

UPDATED 6/27/15 We are members of the Contra Costa County (California) Sheriff’s RACES organization. RACES is the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service, an element of the County/State Office of Emergency […]

N6CC Fixed Stations

UPDATED: 12/10/16 One of many morphs of my station.  Mostly WWII equipment with some from the 1950’s and 1960’s.  Definitely “EMP Proof”.  Patch panels allow me to select any of […]

Collins 618F-1A VHF Aircraft Transceiver

UPDATE 6/9/14 The latest project at N6CC is “restoring” a 1965 Collins 618F-1A VHF aircraft radio.  This radio was designed for light aircraft as an early frequency – synthesized radio […]