2015 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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2015 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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Post by DaveK » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:15 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 one or more 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 26-28, 2015 (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. The campground sits in a mixed conifer forest in the Pinos Mountains, at an altitude of 7,500 feet and is about a one hour drive from from LA.. Campground temperatures are typically 15 to 20 degrees cooler than the Los Angeles Basin.

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 and small trailers. Due to the very limited space in the campsite, large RVs cannot be accommodated.

$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 the Frazier Mountain Repeater.

Frazier Mountain Repeater
447.860-
141.3

On your way in, if you need help finding the campsite or need any other information, use this repeater.

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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 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

Bruce "notamog" - Confirmed
Pinzgauer 710M
All three days
Group Camp

RichardB - Confirmed
Tacoma 4x4
All three days
Group Camp

Hector (hmfigueroa)
Toyota FJ
portion of 3 days
Group Camp

Timf - Confirmed

JKUR
All Three Days
Group Camp
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Re: 2015 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Plann

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Post by NotAMog » Fri May 01, 2015 7:53 pm

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Re: 2015 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Plann

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Post by DaveK » Fri May 01, 2015 10:04 pm

Welcome, Bruce.
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Re: 2015 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Plann

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Post by RichardB » Wed May 20, 2015 8:41 am

RichardB
Tacoma 4x4
All three days
Group Camping

This will be my first outing with OAUSA; looking forward to it!
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Re: 2015 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Plann

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Post by DaveK » Wed May 20, 2015 9:27 am

RichardB wrote:RichardB
Tacoma 4x4
All three days
Group Camping

This will be my first outing with OAUSA; looking forward to it!

Richard

Welcome! Glad you will be able to join us.
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Post by hmfigueroa » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:15 pm

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FJcruiser
I will be dropping in and out due to scheduling problems. We are extremely short at work and it is incredibly difficult to use our vacation time.

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Post by DaveK » Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:45 pm

hmfigueroa wrote:Hmfigueroa
FJcruiser
I will be dropping in and out due to scheduling problems. We are extremely short at work and it is incredibly difficult to use our vacation time.

Welcome Hector.

I guess a little Summer fest/Field Day is better than none. Do you know which days/hours you will be there?
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Post by hmfigueroa » Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:18 pm

I will be there Friday for setup Saturday morning late Saturday and sunday.

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Post by cruiserlarry » Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:56 pm

hmfigueroa wrote:I will be there Friday for setup Saturday morning late Saturday and sunday.
Awesome - I look forward to seeing you there !!!
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Post by DaveK » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:03 pm

Summer Fest / Field Day Update

We're less than 3 weeks away and it's time to start getting our gear list out and see who can bring what. Here is my preliminary list of FD equip that we will need. If you can help, let us know.

Antenna masts
wire antennas (80, 40, 20 & 15) with connectors
power supplies
HF radios
lots of extension cords
tables
pop-ups
lap top computers for logging contacts
cheat sheets for making contacts
antenna analyzers
lots of co-ax with connectors
volunteers to man the different bands
volunteer (notamog) to produce some solar oven eats during the day
generators with gasoline
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