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Spring W4 SOTA Campout April 19-22, 2018


#21

Hey Tent Campers! The tent sites by the river are almost gone, but #39 and #35 are still open at this point. SOTA campers are at 36, 37, and 40, so we have a good grouping at that area. Reserve your site now! :sunglasses:

Dave, AE9Q

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#22

Hello Pat, I have the dates marked on my calendar and plan to be there for an “eyeball” QSO with all of the attendees. I may do an activation or two as well.

Looking forward to it !!

Walt NE4TN


#23

Me too, Walt! This is going to be fun.

Looks like the SOTA Riviera is fully booked now. :rofl:

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#24

I am planning to attend on Saturday and Sunday and plan to arrive on Friday evening. I will be staying with Alan, KN4BBC.

Derek, WF4I


#25

Please put me on the mailing list as well. I plan to go to the four day
meet.

Johnpaul//AB4PP


#26

Good deal! John Paul, are you bunking with Alan & Derek?


#27

I hope you have me on the list…for all four nights.
JP


#28

Put me on the list.
I will come on Thursday and stay for the four days.

Please advise you received this.

Johnpaul//AB4PP


#29

I plan to. Am trying to contact Alan to put my name in for
the stay in his trailer.
I plan to stay the four days.
JP/AB4PP


#30

Will get a message to you somehow. Yes, I would like a spot in the camper.
I plan to be there all four nights. Are you staying all four?
What do you need in the way of groceries?

I will bring handhelds and chargers.

JP/AB4PP


#31

Roger roger… did you get my email?


#32

FYI - I have moved from site 13 to site 17.


#33

Hi Pat,
I am looking forward to this trip. Thanks for planning it.
73 Lanier KJ4RSW


#34

Just curious, what’s the current head count on this outing? I have been thinking about joining in the fun, but am now wondering if the summits might get a bit crowded. The possibility for many S2S contacts might make it worthwhile.


#35

Hi Paul,

I have an attendee list in the first post and I am trying to keep it as up to date as I can. There are a few missing from the list but we are up to 15-16 active activators. We will definitely have to work on coordinating our activation planning as we get closer. I am sure there will be plenty of folks swapping summits during a day on the popular summits but that just adds to the fun and potential for completes. Keep in mind there are a lot more summits in the area than what I listed above and I think there will be plenty of chasers to go around. I hope you decide to come to the campout and join us. The more the merrier!

73, pat


#36

Thanks Pat,

I didn’t realize you were updating the first post with the attendee list, and yes, it looks like the number of summits can accommodate the activators without crowding.

Put me down as a definite maybe as I’d like to see the weather forecast before heading to the mountains. April can be tricky and my camper van isn’t 4-wheel drive.

Paul


#37

LIz and I have Site 52 in the upper area reserved for Wednesday through Saturday night (leaving Sunday morning). We will be in our fifth wheel camper. Even though a lot of the upper sites (41-90) are generally better for tents, there are several RV suitable sites there. The loop road in this area is on a hillside and fairly steep in spots. All sites on this loop have water and 30 amp electricity.

We did a walk-through today and have a pretty good idea of which are the good sites. If anyone needs more information about the sites, let us know. We also noticed a nice covered pavilion near the camp store. If it is not in use we might be able to use it for a gathering place if we get rain.

All the loops have at least one bathroom with showers. This is a really nice campground.

Ron (KI4TN) and Liz (K1LIZ)


#38

Thanks for the update, Ron. I have always enjoyed driving through the state park on the way to SOTA summits. It is so idyllic it just makes you want to stop and stay awhile. :evergreen_tree:

The picnic shelter can be reserved for $60/day and might be a good idea if the weather looks iffy.


#39

Hi Pat,
Did not see this, but was made aware by Ron and Liz.
Will reserve site tomorrow for wed - sat. leave sunday.
Merle and Herm
KB1RJD / KB1RJC


#40

Sure wish I could make it for this! I have unavoidable plans, sadly. Next year for sure.

Joe