W6TRW Club Meeting June 11, 2024

Speaker Topic for this Month:

“W6TRW Field Day 2024 – Be Radio Active”

Greg Shreve KE6YEX, Dylon N6MX, Mark KD7DTS


We’re planning for Field Day 2024.  We’ll be at Friendship Park again this year. 2024 ARRL Field Day’s “Be Radio Active” encourages radio amateurs to take advantage of the peak of Solar Cycle 25, which we are nearing. Activity this year is likely to be extremely high thanks to favorable solar conditions. The upper HF bands, such as 15 and 10 meters, should benefit most from the Cycle’s peak.

We need people to help with setup starting at 8 AM Saturday – you’ll learn a lot about radios, antennas, batteries and solar power, and you’ll get to meet the radio operators.  Stick around and make a few radio contacts!

When: Saturday-Sunday June 22 – 23, 2024

Where: Friendship Park, San Pedro/ RPV

Event Schedule: Club Set-Up starts Saturday 22 June 2024 8:00am
Weekend of 22-23 June 2024

Begins at 1800 UTC Saturday ending at 2100 UTC Sunday

Want to participate? Contact Greg Shreve KE6YEX, greg.shreve2@ngc.com or 310-809-0649 (cell/text) for info.

The W6TRW Amateur Radio Club will set up their antennas and emergency
communications equipment in Friendship Park for the annual emergency response
drill, the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day. American Radio Relay
League Field Day is a nationwide annual public service drill put on by amateur
radio operators to prepare for volunteer emergency and disaster response.


Greg Shreve, KE6YEX

Greg has been the Field Day Co-chair for the past couple of years, along with the veteran radio operators and co-chairs for all the other Field Day activities, the people who have really made Field Day a success, year after year.  Greg is a past president of the W6TRW Amateur Radio Club.

Dylon Mutz, N6MX

Dylon is President of the W6TRW Amateur Radio Club, multi-talented W6TRW Shackmaster, and admin for our Discord server. Dylon managed our Tower 2 refurb, and in the past two years, he has organized a number of work parties for new HF antennas, a complete re-build of our club’s satellite antennas, as well as implementing and assisting numerous repeater upgrades and AllStar nodes, and participating in the annual ARRL VHF contests.  Dylon has been a key member of the W6TRW Field Day team for the past several years.

Mark Knight, KD7DTS

Mark was originally licensed in the late 1990s.  After moving to California, he started volunteering as a forest ranger with the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association (SGWA). Part of being a ranger is keeping in radio contact with the Forest Service to respond to emergencies. He modified his original Yaesu FT50R, to get back on the air while in the mountains – and he discovered an amazing SOTA and POTA community. All Mark’s operations are QRP from a backpack or a bicycle, powered exclusively by batteries and coffee. Mark is W6TRW Amateur Radio Club Secretary this year, and he has a key role in engineering our QRP Field Day 2024, as he did in 2023.

When: Tuesday, June 11th at 5:30 PM

Where: Northrop Grumman S-Cafe and Virtual Meeting on Zoom


Meeting ID: 827 9465 4895

Phone dial-in: 1 669 900 6833