Boy Scout Hike (FAGES II)

ROUTE CHANGE 2016
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Date: Saturday, June 03, 2017  7:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Website:  http://www.bsa-mdsc.org/events/all-programs/oa-fages-ii
Lead Amateur Radio Club : East Bay Amateur Radio Club
www.ebarc.org   EBARC_LOGO_Clean
Supporting Amateur Radio Club(s) :  Contra Costa Communications Club      www.wa6kqb.org;
Contra Costa Repeater Association, www.ccra.us
Activity Description: Communications support for 20+ mile FAGES II Boy Scout hike.  Event starts / finishes at Camp Herms in the Berkeley Hills; and goes over trails in Wildcat Canyon and Tilden Regional Parks.   Between 50 and 200 Scouts and adult leaders participate.
What will be expected: Hams staff check points along the trail, and check in and report participants by Troop. Early checkpoints are shorter duration.  Net control is at the lunch stop until all participants have cleared that point, and transfers to the checkout point for the final participants.   Hams may volunteer as radio equipped sweeps. This is not a Marin ARS sponsored event.
NOTE: Due to the wash-out on Rifle Range Road Fire Trail, the 2016 hike will start and end at the Alvarado Staging Area off Park Boulevard in Richmond.  Some stations may change, or be added or eliminated.
Hams required:
 8 to 12
FAGES II Stations Click on LINK to View
Assignments Available: (2017)
Camp Herms Start  Stanton Gleason  7:00AM-9:00 AM KD6SWU
Hiker w/Trail Sweep Open 8:00AM-7:00PM OPEN
Hiker w/Trail Sweep   Jack Burris 8:00AM-7:00PM K6JEB
Trail Patrol    Open  8:00AM-7:00PM
2016 Start/Finish – Alvarado Staging Area, Park Bvd, Richmond  Open, Hours: TBD OPEN
Checkpoint 2 – Bottom of Rifle Range Road, Outbound  Not Used in 2016  7:00AM-9:30AM Not Used
Checkpoint 3 – Belgum Trail & Wildcat Canyon Rd.  OPEN  7AM – 10AM
Checkpoint 4A – Nike Site Hike In OPEN  9:30AM-12PM
Checkpoint 4B – Nimitz Way & Conlon  Hike In  OPEN  9:30AM-12PM
Checkpoint 6 – Nimitz Way & Laurel Canyon Rd.  Hike In  Open  10AM -12:30AM OPEN
Checkpoint 7 – Nimitz Way & Inspiration Point   Open  10:15AM – 1:00PM OPEN
Checkpoint 8 – Sea View / Bay Area Ridge Trail & Upper Horse Trail.  Hike In   OPEN
Checkpoint 8A – Sea View / Bay Area Ridge Trail & Arroyo Trail  Hike In Open   11:00 AM – 2:00 PM OPEN
Checkpoint 9 – Owl Picnic Site – Lunch (Net Control 1) Open  8 AM – 5:30PM OPEN
Checkpoint 9 – Owl Picnic Site – Lunch  (Net Control 1)   Randy  KA6BQF  7 AM – 5:30PM KA6BQF
Checkpoint 9 – Owl Picnic Site – Lunch (Net Control 1) Open 10 AM – 2 PM OPEN
Checkpoint 9 – Owl Picnic Site – Lunch (Net Control 1) OPEN 8 AM – 12:00PM
 Checkpoint 10 – Grizzly Peak Trail & Golf Course Rd.   Open  12:15PM -  4:30PM OPEN
Checkpoint 11 – Selby Trail Behind Brazil Building  Open 12:45PM – 5PM OPEN
Checkpoint 12 – Wildcat Gorge Trail & Meadows Canyon trail off Lone Oak Rd. Open  2:00PM - 6:45PM OPEN
Checkpoint 12 – Wildcat Gorge Trail & Meadows Canyon trail off Lone Oak Rd. Open 2:00PM – 6:45PM OPEN
Checkpoint 12A – Bottom of Rifle Range Road, Inbound OPEN  2:30PM-6:45PM
Checkpoint 13 – Belgum Trail & Wildcat Canyon Rd. Inbound OPEN 3PM – 7PM
2016 Start/Finish – Alvarado Staging Area, Park Bvd, Richmond  Open, (Net Control 2) Hours: TBD
Checkpoint 12B – Rifle Range Rd. at Fire Gate NOT USED IN 2016   3:00PM – 7:30PM
Checkpoint 12B – Rifle Range Rd. at Fire Gate NOT USED IN 2016   3:00PM – 7:30PM
Checkpoint 1 – Camp Herms Finish  3:00PM – 7:30PM
Nets/Repeaters:
Primary Repeater         CCCC   – WA6KQB        145.110 MHz Minus Offset  PL  82.5 Back-up Repeater        CCRA  -  WA6HAM        145.490 MHz Minus Offset    PL 107.2  (Orinda) Simplex Tactical          147.555 S  APRS       144.390 S

Thanks to the Contra Costa Communications Club and to the Contra Costa Repeater Association for the use of their VHF repeater facilities in support of this event.

BSA suggests that all adults who interact with Scouts take the Boy Scout of America’s Youth Protection Training at:       http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection                    http://myscouting.org.

To Volunteer Contact:
ka6bqf@arrl.net   or  stanong55@yahoo.com

Last Update 10/27/2016

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