2018 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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2018 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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Post by DaveK » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:25 pm

It's time to start planning our annual Summer Fest and Field Day event - it's less than two months away!!!!! Please sign up early if you plan on attending. Also, be sure to read this entire post as there are new changes that we are required to follow. Also, note that there are a limited number of spaces in the group area.

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 evening combined with wine tasting.

For those who want to explore the area, there are hiking trails and hundreds of miles of off pavement roads, including some of the more challenging, (Miller Jeep Trail). The camp site is accessible by 2WD and all vehicles are welcome.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you wish to attend during the day, to participate in the Field day event (not staying overnight), there is no charge. Everyone who wants to so participate is welcome!!!

FIELD DAY HEADQUARTERS

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GENERAL INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE:
At the group site, there will be a 10 vehicle limit, meaning that the first 10 campers to sign up will get a spot to park your vehicle at the group campsite. Trailers count as vehicles. To avoid having to pay a double fee for your trailer and your vehicle, you can leave your trailer at the camp and park your vehicle at the vehicle overflow (for a small fee - $10.00.) If you are not in the first group of 10 sign-ups, you can still camp at the group spot, but will have to park your vehicle in the vehicle overflow area. The camp host makes regular daily runs through the campsite to make sure that we do not exceed the vehicle limit.

DATES
June 22-45, 2018 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

LOCATION
MCGILL CAMPGROUND, CA - Group Site #2
Cuddy Valley Rd
Frazier Park, California 93225

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=212&t=4157

AMATEUR RADIO TESTING

Click the following link for information on the Amateur Radio testing: viewtopic.php?f=212&t=4156

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.

$70.00 -in advance for any vehicle
$75.00 -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. 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 INFORMATION
For each of the three days of this event we will be monitoring the Frazier Mountain Repeater.

Frazier Mountain Repeater
Frequency and offset: 447.860-
PL: 141.3

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

ROSTER

PLEASE NOTE;

1. If you wish to attend, please post your information as follows:
Name and the number of people in your party
Vehicle Type
Dates Attending
Accommodations (i.e. Group Camping, Hotel, Day-Trip, other, etc.)

2. Once payment has been received, “CONFIRMED” will be posted next to your name, as below.

ROSTER:

1. DaveK K6DTK- Confirmed
Hummer
All three days
Group Camp

2. cruiserlarry W6LPB - Confirmed
Toyota FJ
All three days
Group Camp

3. TomS -KI6FHA - Confirmed
Toyota 80
All three days
Group Camp

4. Jack M. KK6WXQ - Confirmed
Jeep & Tent
All three days
Group Camp

5. Kevin KK6DGL - Confirmed
Jeep
All three days
Group Camp

6. RogerD - Confirmed
VW
All 3 Days
Group camp

7. Rick KK6CTT - Confirmed
Jeep + mini-utility trailer
22-24 JUN 2018
Camp Site 031

8. Paul KK6DYO - Confirmed
Sequoia
All three days
Group camp

9. Hector KE6VRL -Confirmed
Toyota FJ
All three days
Group Camp

10. Phil W6PET - Confirmed
Toyota FJ
All three days
Group camp

11.Bruce K6IGH
Jeep
Al three days
Group Camp

12. Warren KK6OJR - Confirmed
Suburban
All three days
Group camp
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Re: 2018 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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Post by RogerD » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:59 pm

Please reserve a spot for RogerD.
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Post by KAP » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:22 pm

Dave
I will be attending all least three days. If you are coming up on Thursday I may do the same.

My wife and CJ plan to attend on Saturday and will stay over. She can park in the overflow lot.

I’ll plan on cooking Saturday morning and of course pot luck. I will bring the Jalepenos and I also have another appetizer I want to take a wack at.
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Post by JackM-KK6WXQ » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:03 pm

Please sign me up!

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Jeep & Tent
All Three Days
Group Camp

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Post by DaveK » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:37 pm

Roger, Kevin and Jack

Welcome, and very glad to have you join us this year!!!
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Post by cruiserlarry » Wed May 02, 2018 12:57 am

Can't wait to see everyone and get on the air in Los Padres again !!! :D
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Post by lrsrngr » Wed May 16, 2018 12:54 am

My wife and I will be at Field Day 2018.

I have reserved the single camp site #031 adjacent to Group Camp 2 for 22-24 JUN 2018 to avoid parking issues with my trailer...others. I have invited others to visit and I will incur the excess personnel at our site to avoid logistic issues for the OAUSA group. See you there!

Jeep + mini-utility trailer
22-24 JUN 2018
Camp Site 031

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Post by Jeff-OAUSA » Thu May 17, 2018 7:05 am

It turns out we have theater tickets for that Saturday night, so Field Day is unfortunately a No Go for me this year.

So I will look forward to Borrego Fest!
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Post by KK6DYO » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:53 am

Paul, 1 person
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May make it up on Friday, possibly late
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Post by DaveK » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:14 pm

Paul

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