2016 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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2016 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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Post by DaveK » Sun May 29, 2016 9:54 am

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. Our camping spots are very limited, so sign up early.

Dates
June 24-26, 2016 (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 and offers over 1,200 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 and elevation:

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

Amateur Radio Testing
Click the following link for information on the Amateur Radio testing: viewtopic.php?f=203&t=3966

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 Days
Group Camp

TomS -KI6FHA - Confirmed
Toyota 80
All Three Days
Group Camp

1slickfj -Jon Warren - Confirmed
Toyota FJ
All Three Days
Group Camp

JackM - Confirmed
Jeep
All three days
Group camp

Roger - Confirmed
VW Camper
All three days
Group camp

Kevin (KAP) - Confirmed
Yukon
All three days
Group camp

Hector - Confirmed
Toyota FJ
All three days
Group camp

Warren P. KK6OJR - Confirmed
? vehicle
All three days
Group camp

Tim F - Confirmed
Jeep
All three days
Group camp

PattyN - Confirmed
Toyota 4Runner
Al three days
Group camp

Jon Warren
Toyota FJ
All three days
Group camp
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Re: 2016 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Plann

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Post by 1slickfj » Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:21 pm

Count me in.


1slickfj (Jon Warren)
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Re: 2016 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Plann

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Post by DaveK » Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:17 pm

1slickfj wrote:Count me in.


1slickfj (Jon Warren)
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Group Camp

Jon

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Re: 2016 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Plann

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Post by cruiserlarry » Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:08 am

Dave -

Can we start a thread for Field Day-related equipment / supplies lists ?

It would be great to know what everyone is bringing to make sure we have everything covered.

Thanks :D
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Post by DaveK » Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:03 pm

cruiserlarry wrote:Dave -

Can we start a thread for Field Day-related equipment / supplies lists ?

It would be great to know what everyone is bringing to make sure we have everything covered.

Thanks :D
Done! See: viewtopic.php?f=203&t=3972
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Re: 2016 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Plann

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Post by jack » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:43 am

Dave-

Do you know if at Group Camp #2 I can drive right up to a campsite, or do I have to carry my gear a ways? It makes a difference since I have a physical mobility problem. Is Camp #2 at the west end, near the nature trail, or the lower east end?

Thanks, Jack

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Post by DaveK » Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:07 pm

jack wrote:Dave-

Do you know if at Group Camp #2 I can drive right up to a campsite, or do I have to carry my gear a ways? It makes a difference since I have a physical mobility problem. Is Camp #2 at the west end, near the nature trail, or the lower east end?

Thanks, Jack
Hey Jack

The paved road goes right to and through the group campsite and there is a paved spur for each individual campsite. On the campground map, group site #2 is on the southern end of Mcgill and not near the nature trail (see: http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/m ... rkId=70166 ). Hope this helps.
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Re: 2016 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Plann

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Post by jack » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:26 pm

Dave-
Thanks, that does help a lot.
Jack

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Post by DaveK » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:33 am

jack wrote:Dave-
Thanks, that does help a lot.
Jack
Jack

We have you logged in and confirmed for the event. Welcome!!!
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Post by KAP » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:20 pm

Dave
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Yukon
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Group camping next to Jack as we will share equipment

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