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2013 SummerFest Amateur Radio Testing Session

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:46 am
by DaveK
We will offer a testing session at SummerFest / Field Day this year. Exams for all license levels for Amateur Radio will be offered.

Date and time:
Sunday, June 23th, 2013, from 10:00AM to noon.

Cost:
$15.00

Location - see directions below
MCGILL CAMPGROUND, CA
part of Los Padres National Forest, US Forest Service

McGill Campground sits in a mixed conifer forest in the Pinos Mountains, at an altitude of 7,500 feet. Campground temperatures are typically 15 to 20 degrees cooler than the Los Angeles Basin, just over an hour's drive from the campground.

The area is in the northeastern part of Los Padres National Forest, which boasts 1,257 miles of maintained trails. Much of the forest is primitive and has 10 designated wilderness areas.

GPS Location Coordinates:
34.81556, -119.09833
34°48'56"N, 119°5'54"W
Elevation : 7500

Directions:
Take I-5 North to Frazier Mountain Park Road exit. Go west on Frazier Mountain Park Road for 7 miles to Cuddy Valley Road. Bear right at Cuddy Valley Road. Continue 5 miles to the Y in the road and veer left for 5 more miles to McGill Campground entrance on the right side of the road.

Radio call-in for information:
For each of the three days of this event we will be monitoring one or more of the repeaters in the area. At this point it looks like we will start with the Frazier Mountain Repeater. This may change, so check here for updates on the repeaters we will use.

Frazier Mountain Repeater
447.860-
141.3
On your way in, if you need help finding the campsite or need any other information, use these repeaters.

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In order to effectively plan for this, we will need to get an idea of how many would like to participate. If you think you will be testing, please post here and we will add your name to the list.

Because testing is at at the campsite, it will be necessary to review the following recommendations: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2184

If you are interested or have questions, please post here. Good luck!!!

CANDIDATES:

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Re: 2013 SummerFest Amateur Radio Testing Session

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:46 am
by npgtech
My wife, Shiloh, would like to take her Technician exam while we are there.

Re: 2013 SummerFest Amateur Radio Testing Session

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:53 am
by DaveK
npgtech wrote:My wife, Shiloh, would like to take her Technician exam while we are there.

We have her logged in. If she hasn't tried taking the online practice tests, you might suggest this as an excellent way to prepare. Shiloh: good luck!

Re: 2013 SummerFest Amateur Radio Testing Session

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:20 pm
by SteeevO
Tara will most likely be upgrading to general and my friend steven o. will be joining us and testing for technician.

Re: 2013 SummerFest Amateur Radio Testing Session

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:38 pm
by cruiserlarry
DaveK wrote:If she hasn't tried taking the online practice tests, you might suggest this as an excellent way to prepare.
Here are a couple of the more popular sites for taking practice exams on line:

www.qrz.com/hamtest/
www.eham.com/exams/
www.hamexam.org

Good luck to all !!! :D

Re: 2013 SummerFest Amateur Radio Testing Session

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:43 pm
by npgtech
Shiloh is out, her and our son ended up getting sick and we aren't able to make it out this weekend.

Re: 2013 SummerFest Amateur Radio Testing Session

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:42 pm
by DaveK
We had a good test session, with about 6 people being tested. Hector can post the final results, but we inducted three new people into Ham Radio. Congratulations to all who passed.

For those who wanted to test but weren't quite ready, we will hold our next testing session in August in San Diego on Fiesta Island.