Sorry for the delay in setting up the volunteer registration, I had to deal
with a confluence of health and technical issues.
2022 Wings Over Camarillo
I have not heard anything to the contrary, so I assume that everything will
be the same, i.e. free entrance to the show, parking, hat, pancake
breakfast, lunch, and all the water and soft drinks you can drink
Stroll through the show and provide eyes/ears/comms
Same as last year, we have the show director shadow, which should be a
very exciting close-up assignment, you will have two radios: a commercial
show radio and your ham radio. The Shadow will follow the show director and
provide communication support. You are welcome to sign up for two
consecutive Shadow shifts and stay with the show director for the entire
Unless you are stationed at the comm trailer, plan on a lot of walking for
four hours in the hot August sun.
Bring your HT, headset/earpiece, a yellow shirt, communications vest (if
you have one) hat, sunscreen, water, etc
The Ham Radio assignments are password protected, click on the following
link which includes the password:
If you somehow end up at the top-level public landing page
https://woc.volunteerlocal.com click on the "Sign up now" link, which will
take you to the signup form, then enter *ham73* in the password field and
Please do not share the password publicly as there are lots of nasty
disruptive people out there :-(
But do feel free to forward this to any ham operator club or group (SBARC,
The instructions on the signup site are "generic", most do not apply to us,
so please follow these instructions to sign up:
1- *MAKE SURE* to click on the "*view description*" as there are important
assignment specific notes in there! Please do not sign up for a walking
assignment if you cannot walk in the hot August sun.
2- Check off your desired assignment (or assignments, as long as they are
not both AM or PM shifts, note that I disabled "overlap check" since
schedules do overlap by an hour, you may still sign up for both AM and PM
*NOTE: *only the currently* OPEN AVAILABLE *assignments are shown by the
system, if you do not see a desired assignment, it means that it was taken
If you cannot sign up for any other time slot/assignment, please contact
me, and I'll see if I can arrange a swap.
*NOTE: *the "gate" position can be an "add on" assignment for a color or a
rover, it entails coming in early and sitting at Gate 7 for about two hours
to check-in ham volunteers, then over to the comm trailer for the briefing
and to your primary assignment
3- Scroll down to the bottom or the form
4- Fill in your email, name, phone
5- The *call sign* field should automagically show up after you check a
"Ham Radio" job checkbox (and other unrelated fields should disappear)
6- Select "*Avi Carmi K6AVI*" for Job Captain and "*Ham Radio Operators*"
for the Group/Organization from the respective pulldown lists. These are
required fields, but not enforced, so please be sure to select.
7- Fill in your birthdate if under 18 (don't you wish?)
8- Then check the box and fill your name under the waiver
9- And finally, click the "*Sign Up To Volunteer*" button
You should receive a confirmation email, unfortunately, it will come from
Stephen, the show's volunteer coordinator, not me. (also I do not get any
notification that anyone signed up, only he does...)
A generic map, our sector map, and the parking permit *WILL SOON BE*
available on your volunteer profile page which is accessible by clicking
the "Check your status here" button on https://woc.volunteerlocal.com
or go to
I will send more detailed directions/instructions prior to the show, but if
you have any questions/concerns/comments, please let me know
Special Thanks to our own Ben Short, Harry Rouse and Carmine.
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Fwd: Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.....HFSD
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2022 13:31:50 -0800
From: Ben Short <benshort(a)cox.net>
A great show of the Honor Flight I was on in early November, Leslie was
our team leader, Paul was a B-52 pilot who was shot down during the
Christmas bombing in Dec 72.
> Begin forwarded message:
> *From: *Leslie Granger <lesliegranger(a)rocketmail.com>
> *Subject: **Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.....HFSD Video
> Hello Everyone!
> As we think of all we’re grateful for on this Thanksgiving, you dear
> veterans and guardians are right at the top of our list!
> Attached is a video created by Green Team’s expert videographer (AKA
> Vietnam Marine pilot veteran) Steven Petit……what a wonderful surprise
> that he created this for all of us! We thought you may want to share
> it with family and friends that may be with you this holiday.
> Cooking the feast myself so I better get back to it! Kudos to Steve
> for all his work, creative & technology talents and time. I’m sure he
> was inspired by all of you!
> Our best to you and your family,
> Leslie & Paul
Looks like we have a rocket launch scheduled at 1:25AM tonight.
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Robert Shank KM6RSS <rshank1950(a)gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 9, 2022 at 6:04 PM
Subject: [K6MEP] Launch on Schedule from Matt W6XC
Tomorrow morning's (November 10) launch of an Atlas V rocket from
Vandenberg SFB appears to be on schedule. The following is a media update
from the United Launch Alliance:
Everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the Joint
Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-2 mission for the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA’s Low-Earth Orbit Flight
Test of an Inflatable Decelerator (LOFTID). The mission is set to lift off
on Thurs., Nov. 10 from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Space Force
Base in California. The launch time is 1:25 a.m. PST. Today’s
forecast shows a greater than 90 percent chance of favorable weather
conditions for launch.
Atlas V JPSS-2 mission information available here [
Pre-launch processing photos can be found here. Photos can be used with
credit to United Launch Alliance [
Launch Forecast Summary:
Overall probability of violating weather constraints: <10%
Primary concern: Cumulus Clouds, Temperature
Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24-hour delay: 10%
Primary concerns: Temperature
Live broadcast coverage of launch available at: www.ulalaunch.com. The
JPSS-2 launch broadcast will start at 12:45 a.m. PST on Nov. 10.
Live launch updates available at: www.ulalaunch.com.
Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/ulalaunch, twitter.com/ulalaunch
Hashtags #AtlasV #JPSS2 #LOFTID