GPC Stations


Overview: 108 mile bicycle ride through the East Bay Hills. Hams provide rest stop communications and sag communications.

All stations are to announce arrival of the first riders as they pass through. Stations are advise Net Control of arrival and departure of Sags; and the rider numbers of any riders picked up.
All stations advise Net Control of the numbers of the final riders and arrival of the sweep.
We have described the station locations with the best information we have. Station locations may change from year to year. The equipment recommendations are based on previous experience. Volunteers should be prepared for changing conditions.
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Station Information Location GPS Suggested Radio Equipment / Repeater
Net Control -Start/FinishCampolindo1 This is the start & finish of the ride. Lunch Stop for riders. Net Control communicates with all stations, interfaces with the ride officials, and communicates with and directs SAG units. Campolindo High School Moraga, CA  Enter driveway at 304 Moraga Rd.Campolindo2 ~37.867301N & 122.126162W Multiple Mobile Radios – Gain Antenna on a Pole /   San Ramon (Highland Peak) Input to WA6HAM system plus W6BUR Repeater and Local Tactical and APRS (If Used)Campolindo3
Island Rest StopIsland1  First Rest stop, and the start/finish of the no-car option.  Fixed location, communicates with Net Control, passes messages, reports the arrival of the first cyclists, and the departure of the final cyclists. Report SAG arrivals and departures. Island Picnic Area, Tilden Park, Wildcat Canyon Rd. near Anza View Rd., Berkeley. Just south of the entrance to the Brazil Building.Island2  37.893377N & 122.247280W Handheld Radio – Gain Antenna /     Orinda (Bald Peak) Input to WA6HAM system
Port Costa Rest StopPortCosta1 Second Rest stop.  Fixed location, communicates with Net Control, passes messages, reports the arrival of the first cyclists, and the departure of the final cyclists. Report SAG arrivals and departures. Port Costa School, Canyon Lake Rd. & Reservoir St., Port Costa, CAPortCosta2  38.044891N & 122.188267W Mobile Radio – Gain Antenna on a Pole /   Concord (Kregor Peak) Input to WA6HAM system
Briones Rest Stop Third Rest stop.   Fixed location, communicates with Net Control, passes messages, reports the arrival of the first cyclists, and the departure of the final cyclists. Report SAG arrivals and departures. (60 mile rider’s last rest stop.) Briones Regional Park, Bear Creek Road, Orinda, CABriones1 ~37.925807N & 122.161371W Mobile Radio – Gain Antenna /     Orinda (Bald Peak) Input to WA6HAM system
Fire House Rest Stop Fourth Rest stop (100 mile).  Fixed location, communicates with Net Control, passes messages, reports the arrival of the first cyclists, and the departure of the final cyclists. Report SAG arrivals and departures. EBRPD Fire House, Redwood Regional Park, Redwood Rd. Oakland, CA ~37.800078N & 122.144602W Mobile Radio – Gain Antenna /       W6BUR Repeater plus Orinda Input to WA6HAM system
Proctor Rest Stop Fifth (final 100 mile) Rest stop.  Fixed location, communicates with Net Control, passes messages, reports the arrival of the first cyclists, and the departure of the final cyclists. Report SAG arrivals and departures. Proctor School, North Parking Lot, Redwood Rd. & Proctor Rd., Castro Valley, CA  37.925807N & 122.073320W Mobile Radio – Gain Antenna /       W6BUR Repeater plus Orinda Input to WA6HAM system
 Assignment Decsription Suggested Equipment / Repeater
SAG Comunicator (Ride Along) If you volunteer for this assignment we will try to pair you with a SAG driver matching your available hours. Handheld Radio – Gain Antenna /     All Inputs to WA6HAM system and W6BUR repeater
SAG Driver Hams who also volunteer to drive the course to render assistance to cyclists. Mobile Radio – Gain Antenna /       W6BUR Repeater plus All Inputs to WA6HAM system

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Updated:04/14/2015