2020 Field Day / Summer Fest Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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Re: 2020 Field Day / Summer Fest Sign-up, General Info & Planning


Post by DaveK » Sat May 30, 2020 10:14 am


For as long as we have been doing our annual Field Day and Summer Fest event, it has always been one of our favorite outdoor get-aways. For the last 12 years, OAUSA has distinguished itself by the very unique approach that we take to this, and all of our events. This approach has evolved somewhat over the years, and while we have incorporated many activities into the weekends, we have never lost sight of Ham Radio, as an important part of the event.

Our uniqueness has taken the form of so many things that no other Field Day can claim, including:
  • a three day event in remote mountain campsites, with great summertime weather and scenery
  • an event where both 2WD and 4WD vehicles can attend, and where there are great 4WD off-road trails to explore
  • Ham Radio license testing, right at camp
  • world class cuisine at our Dutch Oven cook-off on Saturday evening, and outstanding group meals for all the others
  • wine tasting
  • hot sauce tasting
  • coffee tasting
  • Bourbon tasting and after dinner libations
  • a smorgasbord of appetizers before each dinner
  • multiple hiking trails
  • three days of relaxation
  • and, of course, a full Field Day competition
There is more, but this should offer a glimpse of why we are so successful. One thing stands out about our approach - it is VERY social, and this is why we have decided to postpone or defer the event to another date. Bottom line, at least for now, is that we are cancelling our Field Day and Summer Fest event. The reasons are many, but for us to enjoy all of the benefits to which we are accustomed, we will need to wait for things to calm down.

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Re: 2020 Field Day / Summer Fest Sign-up, General Info & Planning


Post by JackM-KK6WXQ » Sat May 30, 2020 11:59 am

I truly respect the need to be careful and safe.

I understand that the field day event is postponed. Coincidentally, I will be camping that weekend at the Mt Pinos campground!I

If the campground is open, I’m there.

Love you guys!

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Post by brentbba » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:41 pm

Completely understand Dave! Be safe my friend.

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Re: 2020 Field Day / Summer Fest Sign-up, General Info & Planning


Post by Voodoo Blue 57 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:12 pm

Sorry to here that Field Day has been canceled but I completely understand with everything going on right now.

Be safe everyone and see you at the next outing.

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Re: 2020 Field Day / Summer Fest Sign-up, General Info & Planning


Post by AK6DH » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:22 pm

6 of us intrepid OAUSA hams made it up to Mt. Pinos for Field Day. Only 3 of us participated, all with Yaesu FT-991As! I was able to contact Maryland, Virginia, Colorado, Texas, Washington on 20M and LAX and SB on 2M. They were all happy to get my information from SJV. I couldn't get through the pileups to talk to GA, PA, and TN. It was a fun first Field Day for me.
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