Author Archives: Christopher Johnson

2016 Rally In The Valley – September 19, 2016 – Modesto, California

This year’s Rally in the Valley will be held in Modesto, and looks to be the best one yet!  A full schedule of workshops and presentations, swap meet and raffle will highlight this years event!

The event schedule flyer is attached as a link to this notice, so make a point of grabbing a copy of the flyer, and be prepared to have a great time!

The location for the Rally in The Valley is as follows:

1649 Las Vegas Street, Modesto, California 95358

For additional information, please contact either Gary, KI6OYW (, or Dan, AE6SX (

Fresno County EMCOMM AEC

RitV 2016 Final

2015 Field Day – ARES On The Air at the Salvation Army Citadel

Another successful year of Field Day operations at the Salvation Army Citadel in downtown Fresno, California.  Thanks go to the following individuals for their participation as operators:

  • Dan, AE6SX
  • Glen, N6HEW
  • Gary, KI6OYW
  • Steve, AG6JI
  • Bill, KK6ESJ
  • Chris, KJ6OUG
  • Tech Guru, Richard, KE6SHL, for getting the N1MM logging software running and “operator proof”!

Thanks to the Captain Debbie and Captain Dwaine (KG6SYA) for all the great help, food and encouragement!

The team made about 350 contacts, on 20 and 40 meters mostly, voice and digital (thanks Glen!).  We contacted the vast majority of the Eastern Seaboard, most of the Midwest, lots of the western states, along with Hawaii, Guam and Japan.  All in all, a great time for our die hard core of operators.