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Ham Radio Field Day/Overnight Camping Trip 6/27-6/29/2014

  • Jun 27, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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Camping trip is set for Friday, June 27th through Sunday, June 29th. Kenosha Pass Campground has been selected for the trip. Please note that as of today at 9:40 P.M. there were only 5 sites available out of the 18. The five sites were available for the above dates. If you wish to attend this event please make your reservations as soon possible.

http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/kenosha-pass-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=72081#sr

Kenosha Pass Campground is a small, conveniently-located campground heralded by backpackers on the Colorado Trail and by those looking for a scenic, mountain family getaway.

Across the road from the campground entrance is the Kenosha Pass Interpretive Area, with an accessible interpretive trail showcasing wetlands and remnants of the South Park and Pacific Railroad.

Kenosha Pass, the campground's namesake, is one of the nation's highest mountain passes, weaving over the spine of the Front Range from Jefferson to Grant. The route provides one of the primary access points to South Park, and boasts tremendous views of Mount Evans and Mount Bierstadt.

Natural Features:

At a 10,000 foot elevation, the region is commonly referred to as the High Country. Campsites are situated among lodge pole pine and aspen trees. Summer temperature are generally mild and cool, but the high elevation may cause very chilly nights.

Recreation:

Excellent hiking, biking and horseback riding are available on the lengthy Colorado Trail, a 471-mile trail that extends from Denver to Durango.

For a scenic drive, take in the views of the Kenosha Mountain Pass, then head to Guanella Pass for even more picture-perfect scenery.

Facilities:

Kenosha Pass includes vault toilets and drinking water from a hand pump. Each site has a campfire ring and picnic table. Parking aprons are dirt and gravel.

Nearby Attractions:

Jefferson Lake, known for its great fishing, is 10 miles north.


The ARRL Field Day for Ham Radio is scheduled the weekend of June 27th - 29th, 2014. We think it would be great to use our radios out in the field and learn new things. In addition, we have decided to take the opportunity to have an overnight camping trip.

In addition to Field Day, we plan to incorporate other activities such as bushcraft - skill in anything pertaining to bush country, as in finding one's way, or finding water, how to build a fire in any type of weather, using compass declination, dutch oven/solar oven cooking, etc.







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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks so much for putting this together. Thanks everyone for making your foods and sharing with everyone. Thanks Nash for your lantern! heheh. Sorry I missed Saturday, it looked like there was not a cloud in the sky. It was great seeing good friends and meeting new folks! Hope to see folks again soon! And thanks Leo for having a magic bag! hahaha.

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • Pam S.

    What fun to meet our friends face to face!!

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • Nash

    What a blast! Thanks everyone for a great camping trip/field day! It was great to meet all of you. I'm still full. I don't think I'll eat for a week.

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not going to attend after all. Sorry for the late notice.

    June 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have no idea uet what to bring to share..maybe veggies. I am on a strict diet and probably dont eat alot of what people might be sharing. I will only be there friday night. Leaving early sat afternoon.

    June 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Veggies would be great. Thanks Anna.

      June 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Changed it up...im making a big ole salad...guess thats the same thing lol.

      June 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please add to this list your name and what food you will be bringing for the camping trip to share with the group.

    Bryan & Evelyn: Appetizers for Friday evening: Stuffed mushrooms and olives., Homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast, Two pepperoni and sausage calzones, potato chips, watermelon and fresh pineapple. Fresh eggs.

    June 25, 2014

    • Nash

      I will have a 3 Dutch ovens going for breakfast for 20+ people on Saturday morning. Will be thick cut pepper bacon, onions, hash brown, eggs, green chili's or jalapeños and cheese. I call it mountain man breakfest. Camp site 21. Look for the green canvas tent.

      June 25, 2014

    • Nash

      Correction-site 10, not 21

      June 26, 2014

  • Pam S.

    Evelyn, We are bringing a couple of pies, and I have chips and salsa to add to the Fri evening get together. Was not sure if the big dinner was Fri or Sat nite...I'm thinking it's Saturday. Looking forward to seeing everyone! Love your stuffed mushrooms!!

    June 26, 2014

  • Kevin S.

    Lindy, FYI....
    Not sure how many spots are still available at this point, but many of the 18 spaces will handle rigs over 24'...Hope to see you!
    KENOSHA PASS CAMPGROUND, CO
    US Forest Service
    18 site(s)
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC (18)
    Equipment length.......
    35' Pull-Through
    25' Back-In
    20' Back-In
    35' Back-In
    36' Back-In
    26' Back-In
    20' Back-In
    45' Back-In
    35' Back-In
    45' Back-In
    38' Back-In
    55' Back-In
    20' Back-In
    55' Back-In
    45' Back-In
    45' Pull-Through
    55' Back-In
    26' Back-In

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • Dianne

    Roger and I will be unable to make it due to schedule issues. Sounds like it should be a fun event.

    June 14, 2014

  • Nash

    Hello all, My son and I will be there. What type of equipment/radios do you all plan on bringing? I will probably bring the FT-857 and a couple new HF ant's to try out. Also, can't forget the dutch ovens. Should be fun.

    June 8, 2014

  • Kevin S.

    Hi All...FYI...Made a run up to the Kenosha Campground early this am just to check things out and see what's up.. Campground is very nice and I think everyone will be very happy! It's clean, well maintained and has a comfortable"feel" to it...
    Cell phones.. (and I'm with Verizon) VERY sketchy at best, I would not count on them. Ham Radio fared much better; I tried "CRA's"[masked] (pl-107.2, Squaw Mtn.) several times along the 285 corridor, in route to campground, worked better much than I expected..Also worked very well for several contacts I made at the camp QTH.
    RMRL's,[masked] (PL-103.5, Squaw Mtn.) seemed to work best at the camp QTH, no problem hitting the machine.
    and also tested the Colorado Connection (our states linked system) via the Breckenridge machine from the camp QTH and that worked great as well... [masked] (pl-88.5, Mt. Baldy).
    Thought I'd pass the info along.....k

    1 · May 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great to know..thanks Kevin. question do you think 2 cars and 4 people can fit on one camp site?

      May 31, 2014

    • Pam S.

      Hi Anna, I know Kev will answer you too, but I think you won't have a problem with the size of the campsites. They allow up to 8 folks on each campsite. We are taking both our cars and probably our utility trailer. Should be a fun time! Pam

      May 31, 2014

  • Kevin S.

    FYI Everybody, I've entered us into the ARRL data base as a Field Day Station Point showing our location on the ARRL FD Map. All bands are okay for FD (except for the 60,30,17 and 12 meter band..) VHF is cool as well for FD contacts, but no repeater can be used(Simplex Only) I have our "talk-in" freq listed as 146.550..So if anyone needs to contact any of us on the way up, someone will be monitoring.
    There are other FD rules/regs'...For more info on ARRL's 2014 FD, please go to ARRL.org to check them out.....See you all there! Fun Times...

    1 · May 30, 2014

    • Bryan

      Thanks Kevin

      May 30, 2014

    • Kevin S.

      I might just take a cruise up there (campgrnd) in the next few days and do some repeater tests along the 285 corridor, see what works to the Denver area. Be better to have a repeater to use as a "talk-in" than going simplex for folks coming up...

      1 · May 30, 2014

  • Pam S.

    Here are some camping areas in Pike National Forest. http://www.forestcamping.com/dow/rockymtn/pike.htm

    May 22, 2014

  • Pam S.

    Would love to go but do hope we go camping in one of the open spaces or National Forest lands. Firearms and a firing line would be an added benefit and it would be nice to be in an "open", uncrowded area.

    May 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really want to do this, but I have had concert tickets for the 28th. So maybe I can part time do this?

    May 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to go, but on call that week.

    May 11, 2014

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  • Mike
    Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Bryan
    Co-Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Nash +1
    Co-Organizer
  • Joy +1
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