Ham Radio ops at N6CC

MVCC-MRCG Camp Delta Comms AAR 2018

Update: 9/29/18 The Military Radio Collectors Group (DET A, FWD) had a small but operational display at Camp Delta during the September 20-23 rally of the Military Vehicle Collectors of […]

Military Radio “Field Day” 2018

AFTER ACTION REPORT – Updated 8/30/18 Dateline: 23 June 2018, Forward Operating Base BIGFOOT The West Coast Military Radio Collectors Group, Detachment ALPHA (FWD) conducted field ops in conjunction with […]

Military Field Day Ops, 2016

Updated 8/10/17 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 […]

Out There / HAARP

HAARP: High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program HAARP had 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 5/27/18 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 3/7/17 We are members of the local Sheriff’s Auxiliary Emergency Communications service (AEC) organization. AEC is a new team in our County/State Office of Emergency Services and is structurally a […]

N6CC Fixed Stations

UPDATED: 11/6/17 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 3/11/18 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 […]