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Great net but the bottom line; you won't know until you get out there and see how messed up your load plan is (spoken from experience). Always attempt to load at 75% of your vehicle's capacity. Why? As you go along and find that now you have a dirty clothes bag vs. a nice and neatly packed garment bag, boots and shoes are dirty and can't be put in their original container...you will find that the extra space you left with is GONE and the further you get into your trip the more taxing it is to keep your load plan as neat and tidy as when you left. A full dress rehearsal is suggested. A short test run of your camping setup before the big trip. Our family finds that a spring camping trip really helps get our gear out of mothballs and insure we don't forget the necessary items we normally take camping. Things easily forgotten are tools (rakes, tent brooms, hammer, gloves); anything that you use at home normally, gets displaced from your usual packing list/storage place and it takes a little trip to sort this "phenomenon
" out. It truly is a phenomenon how your gear gets cross-leveled from ready to, "Oh snap, where did it go..."
Also remember, as stated in the net, to strap items in. Hopefully this lesson doesn't take someone getting hurt because that learning curve will be at the expense of someone's safety and may even be your own.
Field day in City of Riverside, hosted by Riverside County Amateur Radio Association.
RCARA FIELD DAY 2017 UPDATES:
We will be holding Field Day 2017 at the Martha McLean Anza Narrows Park, 5759 Jurupa Avenue, Riverside 92504 … beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24 through Sunday, June 25, 11:00 a.m. This event is open for free to the public and everyone is invited and encouraged to stop by to see what ham radio is all about. We will be operating for 24 hours transmitting on our personal equipment communicating nationwide using only battery power, generators or solar power … Come and see how it’s done and what a valuable tool of communication during a disaster or catastrophic event is and how it can be lifesaving. We will have a set up for the public to experience what it’s like to talk on the air and answer any questions you may have. Our information table offers brochures and pamphlets and answers on how to become a licensed ham radio operator. We will be holding classes in the near future to prepare you and testing to obtain your license.
As an added incentive, we are offering raffle tickets to win a brand new Yaesu 8900 mobile radio.
Check back for more information or contact us via email if you have any questions.
- Field Day Chair
Rick (KK6CTT) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Assistant Field Day Chair
- RCARA Club President
We look forward to your participation.
The Field Day Committee
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