Here are some photos from the Convair/220
Amateur Radio Club's very successful 2013
field day. This year several members of the
San Diego Metropolitan Amateur Radio Club
joined us to help set up and operate the
stations as well as join in the comradery.
Thanks to everyone, especially Jean Naugle,
our field day coordinator, who organized the
event for us and kept it running so smoothly.
The Convair/220 Amateur Radio Club's 2012 annual field day.
Information and display tent (left), hospitality
tent (center), rest and relaxation tent (right)
Ed W6OYJ and his VHF/UHF station.
Mert AF6HF and Bill K1CT operating the club's
all-band station #3.
Don N6CEO, Bruce W6DNT and Jim N6LWL
The shade & rest tent. Ed, Jim, Bonnie and Marsha
Steve Early AD6VI (center) ARRL Southwestern
Division Section Manager arriving at field day.
These girl and boy scouts ALL made at least
one field day contact.
The following are a few photos from previous
Convair/220 Amateur Radio Club field days
Here is the Convair/220 and Metropolitan gang ready to begin field day operations
Wide angle view of the Convair/220 Amateur Radio Club's 2013 field day site

VHF/UHFstation                 Mess, Comfort and Information tents                Station 2                             Station 1
Chris O'Connell, Publisher of the Clairemont Times taking
some notes at the all band CW and phone Station 1
Steve Early AD6VI ARRL San Diego Division Manager signs in
Steve K6PD      Duane KO6BT     Steve AD6V!    Jean KC6QHT
Bob KE6BJL visits with John WA6HYQ
State Emergency Communications Officer
Duane KO6BT (CONVAIR/220 Club president) and Joe N6SIX
(SANDARC Chairman) discuss Club's role in SANDARC
Marcy (Joe's wife), Duane KO6BT, Joe N6SIX, Duane KF6UA
and Ed W6OYJ pose for group photo
Chris checks out Cub Scout Troop and Girl Scout Troop
1000 as they observe operations at Station 1.
Bruce KG6IYN SD ARRL Section Emergency Coordinator
visits with Don N6CEO at station 2
Jean KC6QHT(field day coordinator) and Don N6CEO
at the 20 meter digital and phone Station 2
Duane and Jean with Boy Scout Troop 1000
Boy Scout Troop 1000 plant their flag at Station 1
Cub Scout and Girl Scout Troop 1000 observe
operations at Station 1
Girl Scouts from Troop listen to the story about how
an amateur radio station works
Mess tent, comfort station and information tent ready for action
Ann, Dottie and Duane rest in the shade of the comfort station
The mess tent provided a lots of food in a variety of choices
VHF/UHF station was set up and operated by Ed W6OYJ
Ed W6OYJ operating the VHF/UHF station
Station 1 was the club's all band CW and phone station
Setting up the all band CW and phone Station 1
Bill K1CT and Bill AD6GL copying some CW at Station 1
Rich K6HXV and the guys operate Station 1
Station 2 was our 20 meter digital and phone station
Club members operating 20 meter Station 2
Bob KE6BJL explaining digital station operation to a group of Scouts
HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS FROM THE
2014 CONVAIR/220 AMATEUR RADIO
CLUB FIELD DAY.
The Convair/220 crew Duane (KU6BT), Bill (K1CT), Steve (K6PD)
and Mark (WA6MMH) putting together Station One.
LeRoy (KC6BIU) and Bill (AD6GL) operating Station One.
Don (N6CEO) also successfully operated the Sunday
morning 3.905 net from Station One.
Ed's Place. Ed (W6OYJ) set up and operated our VHF/UHF
station. Ed took the early morning lead in contacts made.
Mert's Place. Mert (AF6HF) is operating the SSB/Digital
Station Two on 20 meters with lots of help from our other
Field Day operators.
Here are a few of our Field Day operators: Steve (W6PD).
LeRoy (KC6BIU), Bill (K1CT), Ed (W6OYJ), Don (N6CEO) and
Bill (AD6GL).  
Bob's (W6SDO) mobile rig sports a new 30 foot vertical
antenna for Field Day. This station was used Saturday
morning to check out the conditions on the various bands.
Bob Span's (KE6BJL) operation headquarters. Here Bob and his crew from the Metro Club are setting up their antenna.
Club members lining up at the Food Tent for a lunch of pizza,
potato salad, green salad, deviled eggs, watermelon and more.
We had Krispy Kreme for breakfast and KFC chicken for dinner.
The Food, Hospitality and Display tests. Ginger (food
chairman), Becky, Ann and Bessie did an outstanding job
in seeing that everyone was well fed.
Steve (K6PD) hosting "Emerald Eagle", one of our many Field Day visitors. Emerald had a Krispy Kreme donut and washed it
down with a drink of diet 7-up.
Brian (KC2GNV) and his friend Rick visited. Brian is getting
married on July 11th and Rick flew out from New York to be his
best man. Brian helped Mert out with a computer problem at
Station Two and got us back on the air in short order.
Becky (W6SDO's wife) visiting with Emerald Eagle. Looks like
they are having a very interesting conversation.
Last Edited July 1, 2015
Duane and Allen take time out for some food
Don is doing some operating on Bob's (W6SDO) station
HERE ARE PHOTOS
FROM THE CONVAIR/220
CLUB'S 2015 FIELD DAY
There was a very good turnout at this year's Convair/220 Amateur Radio Club field day.
Thanks to Jean (KC6QHT)  for another outstanding job as our field day coordinator.
Bill (K1CT) operates while Steve (K6PD) logs.
Don (N6CEO)  logs while Steve (K6PD) operates.
The all-band station pieces are ready for assembly. . . . . . but Steve still has to connect them all together.
Mark (WA6MMH), Bill (K1CT) and Steve (K6PD) are
finishing up the assembly of the all-band station.
Steve announces that the all-band station
is ready for operation.
The 20 meter digital station pieces are all staged.
Mert (AF6HF) connects the cable to the antenna while
Duane ( KO6BT ) and LeRoy (KC6BIU) supervise.
The 20 meter digital station with it's projector and
screen are all set up for a day of digital demonstrations.
Mert (AF6HF) tunes up his portable
"chuck wagon" rig on 20 meters.
Mike (N6IEF) set up a 40 meter station this year.
Mike and Floyd (AF6BC) operating the station.
Mike lays out a sepentine of monofilament line in
preparation for launching the antenna support line.
Mike, Bill and Mark operate the giant sling shot.
Ed (W6OYJ) gets his VHF/UHF station out of the
car and ready for assembly.
Ed and Bill check out the computer's operation.
Ed successfully sends and receives the
100 point field day message.
Ed's antenna works much better this year
when it is located on the top of the hill.
Bob W6SDO extends the all-band 30 foot
push-up antenna pole on his mobile rig.
LeRoy (KC6BIU) helps Bob make the final connection
to the top-hat, antenna wire and screwdriver coil.
The view toward the food tent, eating area and
20 meter digital station.
The view toward the all-band station and the
VHF-UHF station on the top of the hill.  
Joe (N6SIX), SANDARC chairman,
and his wife Marcy visited us on
field day
Dave (WB6SQA) and Ed (W6OYJ)
enjoying the view from the top of
the hill.
Jean did her usual outstanding
job as our field day coordinator.
Bob (KG6EJW) and LeRoy
(KC6BIU) do some visiting.
The Convair/220 club is known to have the best field day food in the county.
Ginger serves lunch to the hungry field day group.
Ginger and Arizona having a
serious discussion.
A group of field day folks hanging out in the food tent.
Hollie mugs for the camera.
Hollie also helps Bob make a few
field day contacts.
HERE ARE A FEW
PHOTOS FROM THE
CONVAIR/220 CLUB'S
2016 FIELD DAY
STATION ONE WITH DAVE (WB6SQA) OPERATING AND DON (K6CEO) LOGGING COTACTS
STATION TWO WITH PAT (K6PFG) OPERATING, MERT (AF6HF) LOGGING AND BILL (K1CT) SUPERVISING
STATION THREE WITH BOB (KE6BJL) OPERATING AND WIFE BESSIE HELPING WHILE THE CREW LOOKS ON
THE EDUCATIONAL STATION WITH BOB (KG6EJW) OPERATING WHILE BOB (W6SDO) INSPECTS THE TUNED RADIAL.
A POSTER DESCRIBED HOW THIS STATION WORKS USING A 14 FOOT DELTA KITE FLYING A 20 METER DIPOLE ANTENNA.
Thanks to Dave (KC6N), Pat (K6PFG), Dave (WB6SQA) and Bob (W6SDO) for the photos that they provided
THE CONVAIR/220 AMATEUR RADIO CLUB AND THEIR GUESTS POSE FOR THEIR ANNUAL FIELD DAY GROUP PHOTO
OVERALL VIEW OF THE CONVAIR/220 FIELD DAY OPERATION (EXCEPT STATION ONE WHICH IS BEHIND THE CAMERA)
        (INFORMATION TENT)                           (STATION THREE)           (STATION TWO)   (EDUCATIONAL STATION)
FIELD DAY COORDINATOR JEAN (KC6QHT) CHECKING OFF THE BOXES AS STATION ONE IN BEING ASSEMBLED
STEVE (K6PD) IS KEEPING AN EYE ON EVERYTHING FROM THE TOP OF THE HILL AS FIELD DAY STATIONS ARE SETTING UP
HAS ANYONE SEEN THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL?
THE FOOD TENT IS ALMOST FINISHED - BUT WHERE DO THE EXTRA PIECES GO?
TOM (KN6BN) AND SCOUT MADE VHF/UHF
CONTACTS BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
DUANE (KO6BT) VISITING WITH DAVE (N8KBC) SECTION MANAGER
RICK (KM6NY) IS A 6 METER OFF-ROADER (CENTER), RICK'S SON IS ON THE LEFT AND
BRIAN (KC2GNV) IS  ON THE RIGHT. YOU CAN HEAR BRIAN ON ALL OF THE BANDS
SEAN (K6TFJ) WAS WORKING
THE WORLD ON HANDHELDS.
DUANE (KO6BT) AND FLOYD (AF6BC)
DO SOME QUALITY VISITING
STEVE (AI6CX) CHECKING OUT
THE FIELD DAY SETUP
PAT (K5ETM) IS MAKING SOME CONTACTS
ON HIS POCKET RADIO WHILE ENJOYING A
BLUE BERRY MUFFIN
MERT (AF6HF), PAT (K6PFG) AND DAVE (WB6SQA)
ANCHORING ONE END OF THE STATION TWO G5RV ANTENNA
LUNCH TIME AT STATION ONE
THE DISPLAY AT THE INFORMATION TENT
BUDDY RESTING IN THE SHADE
BOB (KE6BJL) WORKING A CONTACT
BOB AND BESSIE RELAXING AT STATION THREE
DAVE (KC6N) MUST BE DOING SOMETHING THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT
HERE IS THE FRONT VIEW OF MERT'S CHUCK WAGON STATION
THESE ARE THE SOLAR CELLS THAT CHARGE
PAT'S GO-BOX STATION BATTERY
CAN YOU GUESS WHO THIS IS OPERATING STATION ONE?
SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR