2014 Summer Fest Sign-up, General Information, and Planning

We will plan our Summer-Fest activities and Amateur Radio Field Day Event here. This the weekend we contest for points on the HF air waves, camp, and wheel.
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2014 Summer Fest Sign-up, General Information, and Planning

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Post by DaveK » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:15 pm

Well it's time to start planning our annual Summer Fest and Field Day event. Please let us know if you plan on attending.

This will be a family event involving three days of camping in the mountains (elevation 7500 feet), an official ARRL Field Day competition, and several trail runs. We will also offer all levels of Amateur Radio license testing on Sunday.

There will be a pot luck and Dutch Oven cook-off on Saturday combined with wine and beer tasting.

For those who want to explore the area, there are hundreds of miles of off pavement trails, including some of the more challenging, (Miller Jeep Trail).

The camp site is accessible by 2WD and all vehicles are welcome.

Click the following link for information on the Amateur Radio testing: viewtopic.php?f=192&t=3715

Dates
June 27-29, 2014 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Location
MCGILL CAMPGROUND, CA - Group Site #2
McGill is part of Los Padres National Forest and managed by the 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, and about a one hour drive to the campground from LA.

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.

Facilities
fire ring
vault toilets
picnic tables

***Note***: There are no RV hookups and no water

GPS Location Coordinates:

34.81277 N, 119.10357 W
34° 48.766 N, 119° 06.214 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. More detailed directions are available here: viewtopic.php?f=192&t=3726

Fees:

The fee is per vehicle for the entire three days and will reserve you a spot in the group campsite for both nights. The site can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs (but note - there are no hook-ups):

$60.00 -in advance for any vehicle
$65.00 -for a “drop-in” (Showing up without notice.)

How to make Payment:
Payments will be taken via the “Donate” button at the bottom of any page on the OAUSA website. Once payment has been received, “CONFIRMED” will be posted next to your name on the “Sign Up Roster”. For other payment arrangements or questions, PM DaveK. Fees are refundable up to 14 days prior to the event with no penalties.

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. Check back here for updates to the list of 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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NOTE: If you wish to attend, please post your information in the format you see below.
Name and the number of people in your party
Vehicle(s) Type
Dates Attending
Accommodations (i.e. Group Camping, Hotel, Day-Trip, other, etc.)

ROSTER:

DaveK - Confirmed
Hummer
All Three Days
Group Camp

cruiserlarry - Confirmed
Toyota FJ
All Three DayGroup Camp

TomS - Confirmed
Toyota 80
All Three Days
Group Camp

dougb - Confirmed
FJ with AT
All three days
Group Camp

hmfigueroa - Confirmed
FJ Cruiser
All three days
group camp

AzMiik - Confirmed
2003 F150
All three days
Group Camp

lehn20
2006 Toyota Landcruiser
?

Ben
2013 Jeep
?

Debbie & Eric Steele + pooch - Confirmed
Jeep JK
All three days
Group Camping

Bruce (notamog) - Confirmed
Pinzgauer
All Three Days
Group Camp

NickShammas - Confirmed
FJ cruiser & trailer
All three days
Group camping

Tim Fallon - Confirmed
2011 JKU
All three days
Group Camp

Steve Murbarger - Confirmed
Toyota Tacoma
All three Days
Group Camp
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Re: 2014 Summer Fest Sign-up, General Information, and Planning

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Post by cruiserlarry » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:53 pm

Well, let me be the first to sign up :mrgreen:

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Re: 2014 Summer Fest Sign-up, General Information, and Planning

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Post by brentbba » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:20 pm

Going to have to pass this year. The 27th is my last official day at work - position has been off shored to Santiago, Chile so I don't think it'd be wise to miss the last day. They might not give me my severance and retention bonus!

Same campground and group site as last year tho, correct?

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Re: 2014 Summer Fest Sign-up, General Information, and Planning

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Post by DaveK » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:37 pm

brentbba wrote:Going to have to pass this year. The 27th is my last official day at work - position has been off shored to Santiago, Chile so I don't think it'd be wise to miss the last day. They might not give me my severance and retention bonus!

Same campground and group site as last year tho, correct?
Yes, same campsite. We were counting on your famous Dutch Oven chicken specialty!!!! Next year.
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Re: 2014 Summer Fest Sign-up, General Information, and Planning

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Post by cruiserlarry » Sun May 18, 2014 8:52 pm

Where is everybody ???

This is a fantastic event in a beautiful location - and we would like to have as many ham operators as possible join us to help man the rigs and pull in some impressive numbers. We've done a great job over the last several years, growing each year, and we'd like to keep that tradition going !!!
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Re: 2014 Summer Fest Sign-up, General Information, and Planning

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Post by dougb » Thu May 22, 2014 8:08 am

Sign me up.
FJ with AT
All three days + trails
Also taking the test to upgrade from Tech to Regular
My son Geoff may join me for the campout, but it is up in the air at this time.

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Re: 2014 Summer Fest Sign-up, General Information, and Planning

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Post by DaveK » Fri May 23, 2014 4:40 pm

dougb wrote:Sign me up.
FJ with AT
All three days + trails
Also taking the test to upgrade from Tech to Regular
My son Geoff may join me for the campout, but it is up in the air at this time.

Doug B

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Re: 2014 Summer Fest Sign-up, General Information, and Planning

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Post by AzMiik » Wed May 28, 2014 8:41 am

I will be attending.

Mike + Stefan T.
2003 F150
3 Days
Group Camp

Thanks,

Mike

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Re: 2014 Summer Fest Sign-up, General Information, and Planning

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Post by hmfigueroa » Sat May 31, 2014 12:42 am

Count me in

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Re: 2014 Summer Fest Sign-up, General Information, and Planning

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Post by DaveK » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:51 pm

AzMiik wrote:I will be attending.

Mike + Stefan T.
2003 F150
3 Days
Group Camp

Thanks,

Mike
Welcome Mike!

Glad you will be able to join us.
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