FAGES II Stations

Overview: The FAGES II 22 mile hike is an annual event by the Boy Scout Mt. Diablo Council. Amateurs man selected checkpoints and check in the various units by troop number and participants; radio the information to net control.  fages (2)

All stations are to announce arrival of each Troop as they pass through, indicating the number of Scouts and Adults in in each group.
All stations advise Net Control of the departure of the final Troop and the sweep.
We have described the station locations as best we can. Station staffing may change from year to year, depending on the number of volunteers. The equipment recommendations are based on previous experience. Volunteers should be prepared for changing conditions.
A change in route is necessary in 2016 because of a wash-out on Rifle Range Fire Road. The 2016 hike will Start and Finish at Alvarado Staging Area, off Park Bvd., in Richmond. Some stations will be changed.
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Station Location Equipment / Repeater
Start / Checkpoint 1 [Drive-up] Camp Hermes, 1100 James Place, El Cerrito, CA Mobile Radio – Mag Mount Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA repeater
Checkpoint 2 [Walk-in]  ~ 1/4 Mile from gate on Rifle Range (Not Used in 2016) Bottom of Rifle Range Rd Trail. Outbound Handheld Radio – Gain Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA Repeater
HIKE Start 2016 &  2017 Alvarado Staging Area [Drive-up] Off Park Ave. Richmond, CA Mobile Radio – Mag Mount Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA repeater
Checkpoint 3 [Walk-in]  ~ 1/4 mile from end of Park Ave. Belgum Trail & Wildcat Canyon Parkway Fire Rd. Handheld Radio – Gain Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA Repeater
Checkpoint 4A [Hike-in]  ~ 4.5 miles from Inspiration Point Nike Site Handheld Radio – Gain Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA Repeater
Checkpoint 4B [Hike-in]  ~ 4 miles from Inspiration Point Nimitz Way (Fire Trail No.3) & Conlon Trail Handheld Radio – Gain Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA Repeater
Checkpoint 6 [Hike-in]  ~ 2 miles from Inspiration Point Nimitz Way & Laurel Canyon Rd Handheld Radio – Gain Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA Repeater
Checkpoint 7 [Drive-up] Nimitz Way at Inspiration Point Mobile Radio – Mag Mount Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA repeater
Checkpoint 8 [Hike-in]  ~ 2 miles from Owl Sea View Tr. / Bay Area Ridge Tr. & Upper Horse Tr. Handheld Radio – Gain Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA Repeater
Checkpoint 8A [Hike-in] ~ 1 mile from Owl Sea View Tr. / Bay Area Ridge Tr. & Arroyo Tr. Handheld Radio – Gain Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA Repeater
Checkpoint 9 [Drive-up] NET CONTROL 1 Owl Picnic Site, South Park Dr., Tilden Park Mobile Radio – Mag Mount Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA repeater
Checkpoint 10 [Drive-up] Grizzly Peak Tr. & Golf Course Rd., Tilden Park  Scouts pick Selby Trail after Checkpoint 10. Mobile Radio – Mag Mount Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA repeater
Checkpoint 11 [Drive-up]BSA11B Wildcat Gorge Tr. and Anza View Rd, behind Brazilian Room, Tilden Park.  Scouts come in on Selby Trail.BSA11C Mobile Radio – Mag Mount Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA repeater
Checkpoint 12 [Drive-up] Wildcat Gorge Tr. & Meadows Canyon Tr., Tilden Park  Scouts continue on Wildcat Gorge Trail Mobile Radio – Mag Mount Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA repeater
Checkpoint 12A [Walk-in] ~ 1/4 Mile from gate on Rifle Range Bottom of Rifle Range Rd Trail. Outbound Handheld Radio – Gain Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA Repeater
Checkpoint 13 [Walk-in] ~ 1/4 mile from end of Park Ave. Belgum Trail & Wildcat Canyon Parkway Fire Rd. Mobile Radio – Mag Mount Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA repeater
HIKE Finish 2016 & 2017 Alvarado Staging Area [Drive-up] Off Park Ave. Richmond, CA Handheld Radio – Gain Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA Repeater
Checkpoint 12B [Drive-up] CHECKOUT ( Not Used 2016- 2017) Rifle Range Rd at Fire Gate, El Cerrito Mobile Radio – Mag Mount Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA repeater
Camp Herms Finish Camp Hermes, 1100 James Place, El Cerrito, CA Mobile Radio – Mag Mount Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA repeater
Radio Sweep Hiker Handheld Radio – Gain Antenna / 4C’s Repeater or Orinda Input to CCRA Repeater
Frequencies 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)
Frequencies Simplex Tactical 147.555 S APRS 144.390 S

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Updated 05/29/2017