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Offline Ken K7KBJ

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2nd Annual Prepper Field Day - June 23rd to June 25th 2017
« on: June 23, 2016, 02:38:48 PM »
Make plans right now to attend this premier Prepper event.
Learn about Ham Radio, how it benefits the Prepper and what it takes to have reliable radio communication during a disaster or emergency.
Location: To be determined
Start sending us your location suggestions.
I would like to see a location at a moderately high elevation to give us more propagation and cooler temperatures.
Send suggestions to me at k7kbj@arrl.net or just reply to this post.

We show up to set up camp on Friday.
The Field Day event runs Saturday through Sunday.
More info will be posted so keep an eye here.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2017, 11:03:39 AM by Overseer »

Offline Ken K7KBJ

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Update 2: 2nd Annual Prepper Field Day - June 23rd to June 25th 2017
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2016, 09:16:17 AM »
It's official, The ARRL and FCC have assigned us the requested 1x1 Special event call sign for Prepper Field Day 2017.
We will be N7P.
I attached some info below.
This means anyone, licensed or not, can operate our radio gear using the call sign N7P during our event while I am present.
So, let's make plans to attend and have a great time!

Questions, comments, suggestions? Email me at k7kbj@arrl.net

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Re: 2nd Annual Prepper Field Day - June 23rd to June 25th 2017
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2016, 09:59:32 AM »
Way to go Ken!

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Re: 2nd Annual Prepper Field Day - June 23rd to June 25th 2017
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2016, 09:14:05 PM »
Ken,

Congrats again!

We are looking forward to it. 

Regarding suggestions for the event, I offer the following for your consideration.

       •   Class explaining different types of antenna’s (purpose, strengths & weaknesses)
       •   Demonstration that shows comparative range of:
                o   CB
                o   Ham (with and without repeater)...someone can drive down the road 5 or ?? miles
                o   HF
       •   Simple codes
       •   Radio Station set-up...How to

These suggestions cost nothing...so, take them for what they are worth!

David & Audrey

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Re: 2nd Annual Prepper Field Day - June 23rd to June 25th 2017
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2016, 03:04:14 PM »
I should be able to make it.

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Re: 2nd Annual Prepper Field Day - June 23rd to June 25th 2017
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2016, 08:33:34 PM »
Ken:

If possible Jerry, Todd and David and I would like to have one of the camp sites that three people can share.

Can't wait.

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Re: 2nd Annual Prepper Field Day - June 23rd to June 25th 2017
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2016, 12:23:36 PM »
Hoping to make it, need to know when and where.


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Re: 2nd Annual Prepper Field Day - June 23rd to June 25th 2017
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2016, 10:52:20 AM »
Google maps has me taking
95 from Las Vegas to Alt 95 @ Schurz
Schurz to just South of Silvedr Springs
Then Unknown NW to US-50
50 more or less West to 79
79 more or less West (from the layout looks to be very scenic) to 341 in Virginia City
341 NE (again looks scenic) to Reno and 431
431 to the campground

according to Google Maps - 26 hours - 1758 miles.

From Circus Circus address in Las Vegas - approx 7 1/2 hours - 453 miles
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Does the campground have cabins or such (like KOA has Kampin Kabins).
IF SO - 5.5 hours from Austin to Reno by air
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The shear time to get there and back may make this a NOGO.
I'm going to have to think long about this

Do reserve a spot though
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Re: 2nd Annual Prepper Field Day - June 23rd to June 25th 2017
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2016, 09:02:42 PM »
To clarify
 - 2 hard days (10 - 12 hr each) from Austin, TX to Vegas, then one scenic 8 to 9 hour day to the campground.
 - the same going home.

If they had of had cabins then I could have gotten away with a skillet, a single burner stove, and a walmart sleeping bag after 5.5 hours flight from Austin to Reno.

sorry about the misunderstanding.


Google maps has me taking
95 from Las Vegas to Alt 95 @ Schurz
Schurz to just South of Silvedr Springs
Then Unknown NW to US-50
50 more or less West to 79
79 more or less West (from the layout looks to be very scenic) to 341 in Virginia City
341 NE (again looks scenic) to Reno and 431
431 to the campground

according to Google Maps - 26 hours - 1758 miles.

From Circus Circus address in Las Vegas - approx 7 1/2 hours - 453 miles
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Does the campground have cabins or such (like KOA has Kampin Kabins).
IF SO - 5.5 hours from Austin to Reno by air
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The shear time to get there and back may make this a NOGO.
I'm going to have to think long about this

Do reserve a spot though
WolfBrother

Most folks are happy being a part of the Great Shepherds Flock.
Some folks choose to be wolves and prey on the flock.
Some folks choose to defend the flock and confront the wolf.

I am a SheepDog.

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Re: 2nd Annual Prepper Field Day - June 23rd to June 25th 2017
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2016, 06:59:53 AM »
Wolfbrother not sure if this helps your decision but if you wanted to fly ive got some extra gear you could borrow
small tent,cot cooking gear etc i would just need to drop it of with someone in reno if I dont attend.

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Re: 2nd Annual Prepper Field Day - June 23rd to June 25th 2017
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2016, 12:51:14 PM »
WolfBrother, assuming I can make it, my tent is large enough to hold us both if you do not mind sharing. Can have everything thing else you would need, as well.

Just let me know.

Jerry D Young

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Re: 2nd Annual Prepper Field Day - June 23rd to June 25th 2017
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2016, 09:20:40 AM »
OK - same 3 days/two nights - yes?

Reserve a campsite for me - let me know how much and who to send the money to.

If I can do it, I'll have a spot.  If I can't - the NNPG will have a paid for common area.

WolfBrother

Most folks are happy being a part of the Great Shepherds Flock.
Some folks choose to be wolves and prey on the flock.
Some folks choose to defend the flock and confront the wolf.

I am a SheepDog.

Offline Jerry D Young

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Re: 2nd Annual Prepper Field Day - June 23rd to June 25th 2017
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2016, 11:55:01 AM »
Sure hope you can make it, WolfBrother. It would be great to put a face to the text.

One thing, for everyone to consider, this is off Highway 50. Be sure and fuel up, even if you just top off, before you leave Fallon, or if you come from the other direction, fuel up just before you hit the desolate stretch. There is absolutely no fuel along that route for miles. And the one place I found on my recent trip to the park was a pain to get fuel from, and the fuel was not the best. I plan to carry extra fuel in containers, but if you cannot do that, Fill 'er up!

Just my opinion.
Jerry D Young

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Re: 2nd Annual Prepper Field Day - June 23rd to June 25th 2017
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2016, 07:55:07 PM »
Since my job has now stabilized, FINALLY, I SHOULD be able to do this.


Joe