2017 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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2017 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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Post by DaveK » Tue May 02, 2017 3:03 pm

It's time to start planning our annual Summer Fest and Field Day event- it's less than two months away!!!!! 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 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.

Summer Fest / Field Day 2016

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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

DATES
June 23-25, 2017 (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=207&t=4052

AMATEUR RADIO TESTING
Click the following link for information on the Amateur Radio testing: viewtopic.php?f=207&t=4053

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. 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
447.860-
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:

DaveK K6DTK- Confirmed

Hummer
All three days
Group Camp

cruiserlarry W6LPB - Confirmed
Toyota FJ
All three days
Group Camp

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

KevinP - Confirmed
Tahoe
All three days
Group Camp

PhilT - Confirmed
Toyota FJ
All three days
Group camp

RogerD - Confirmed
All three days
Group Camp

Jeff
Jeep
All three days
Group camp

Warren P - Confirmed
Chevy Sub
All three days
Group Camp
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Re: 2017 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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Post by KAP » Thu May 04, 2017 8:26 pm

Kevin KK6DGL
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All three days
Group Campground
Dutch Oven Cook-Off

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Re: 2017 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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Post by Voodoo Blue 57 » Thu May 04, 2017 10:54 pm

Phil W6PET
Toyota FJ
All Three Days
Group Camp
Potluck: Salad
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Re: 2017 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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Post by DaveK » Sun May 07, 2017 11:38 pm

Phil and Kevin

Welcome!!!

You are logged in. I'll get a Dutch Oven and gear assignment post up in the next few days.
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Re: 2017 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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Post by RogerD » Tue May 09, 2017 7:29 pm

I'll be there this year.

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3 Day's Group Camping
Dutch Oven Cook Off

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Re: 2017 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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Post by DaveK » Tue May 09, 2017 7:52 pm

RogerD wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 7:29 pm
I'll be there this year.

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Dutch Oven Cook Off
RogerD

Welcome. We'll get some details up on the Dutch Oven Cook-off soon. Looking forward to it, along with some good wine!!!
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Re: 2017 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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Post by Jeff-OAUSA » Sun May 14, 2017 12:15 pm

Sign me up. I'm looking forward to the Summer Fest/Field Day! And OK, OK, no dehydrated food this time!!

Jeff and Brenda
Jeep TJ
All Three Days
Group Camp
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Re: 2017 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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Post by DaveK » Mon May 15, 2017 8:42 am

Jeff-OAUSA wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 12:15 pm
Sign me up. I'm looking forward to the Summer Fest/Field Day! And OK, OK, no dehydrated food this time!!

Jeff WD6USA, and Brenda KM6CMH
Jeep TJ
All Three Days
Group Camp
Jeff

Welcome!!!

We'll get you started on some real food.
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Re: 2017 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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Post by DaveK » Tue May 30, 2017 2:37 pm

UPDATE AND BREAKING NEWS!!!

It is less than 4 weeks away and we need to start planning.
  • We have posted all of the various topics for Summer Fest and Field Day here on the website. Take a look and make your contribution, where appropriate. The items of greatest importance are the pot luck and Field Day lists.
  • The ARRL just posted their propagation prediction for the 24 hours of Field Day:
    ARRL Field Day is only four weeks away! We get 45-day predictions for solar flux and planetary A index, and the prediction for Field Day weekend (June 24-25) looks good. On June 23-25 (including the previous Friday) predicted planetary A index is 5 (good) and solar flux is 76 on Friday and 74 on Saturday and Sunday (not bad).
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Re: 2017 Summer Fest/Field Day Sign-up, General Info & Planning

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Post by SteeevO » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:11 pm

Count me in for all 3 days.
one vehicle, no trailer
Group Camp - will likely be pitching a tent.

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