Radio Society Of Tucson

RST/CRC Field Day Page

27-28 June 2020

Catalina Radio Club
Safety

Important Safety Tips


Fires:
  • Fires are badder than Bears - Don't let yours get out of control
  • No restrictions yet, but there is still time
  • Fire Permits are required - Check with the forest service if you want one
Bears (and other critters):
  • They call it Bear Wallow for a reason
  • Pretty little black and white kitties (skunks)
  • Other wild creatures (other than humans) can also come calling
  • Please make sure food is put away in oder trapping containers
  • Make sure that trash is put in vehicles at night
Antennas, Cords and Ropes:
  • We hang antennas, not people - But Exceptions can be made
  • Beware of low hanging ropes for antennas
  • Watch your step
  • WATCH OUT for Power Cables on the ground
  • WATCH OUT for Antenna coaxes on the ground

Meal Schedule And Menu

The Meals are courtesy of Boy Scout Troop 157

The schedule of meals and prices are as follows:

Menu:

  • Friday Evening Cracker Barrel: 5 PM to 7 PM - $7.00
    1. Cold cut sandwiches, ham/turkey, pickle and tomatoes, with chips and soda
    2. Cheeseburgers with pickle and tomatoes, chips and soda
  • Saturday Breakfast: 7:00 to 9:00
    1. Pancakes, scrambled eggs and cheese, bacon - $7.00
    2. Cold cereal - $3.00
    3. Coffee, tea, orange juice and white milk - Available
  • Saturday Lunch: 11:00 to 13:30 - $8.00
    1. Chicken Spiedies
    2. Polish Sausage
    3. Sloppy Joe's
    4. Chips and soda
  • Saturday Dinner: 18:00 - 20:00 - $8.00
    1. Spaghetti And Meatballs
    2. Bring a small dessert or side to share!!!
    3. Come and Socialize - Have Fun!!!

N1MM Logging Program



N1MM Logo

We will use N1MM as the official logging program. Be sure that you have it installed and updated before coming to the mountain. Cell phone service up there is at best sketchy. Be sure to print out or save off any of the other instructions you might need also.

Download N1MM: Click Here

To get started with N1MM, go to the N1MM Get Started Page and to configure N1MM, go to the N1MM Configuration Page.

To download the presentation that Bill, K6WSC did on setting up N1MM, here.

Camping

There is room for tents and RVs.

If you plan to bring a trailer or RV we STRONGLY URGE you tour the site before Field Day and take a look. There is not as much maneuvering room and many obstacles such as trees, stumps and rocks. None of those are very forgiving if you hit them.

Camping Reminders:

  • Camping on the Mountain is DRY camping!!
  • No Power
  • No Dump Station
  • No Water
  • No amenities
  • Remove your own trash
  • It’s Arizona, but sometimes it really does rain
  • 20-30 degrees cooler than Tucson
  • Sometimes it is actually cold (Yes, it’s rare)
  • Come prepared for the weather
  • No fee for camping in undeveloped areas
  • THERE IS a fee for using the developed areas on the Mountain

Generators

There will be a number of generators on the mountain. Bring your own if you would like.

If you plan to bring a generator, also think about how to power your station without one. They do have quiet hours at night.

Generator Notes:

  • Quiet Hours: 22:00 - 7:00
  • Generators should have spark arrestors
  • Batteries can be used to operate during quiet hours
  • We never have enough extension cords

What To Bring To Field Day

  • Headset
  • Antenna you want to try/use
  • Radio you want to use
  • Power Source (Batteries, solar or generator)
    • Generator Quiet Hours: 22:00 - 07:00 (10:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.)
  • Friends interested in Ham Radio
  • Family
  • Pets
    • keep them on a leash and be prepared to clean up after them
  • Something for the Pot Luck to share
  • Camera
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • MOST OF ALL JUST A ENJOYABLE SPIRIT! Its all about having FUN!


Field Day Plan B

In the even that we can't go up on the mountain, we have a Plan B.

RST:

RST does not have a formal Plan B. If there are any suggestions for a Plan B for RST, please let us know. Last year the operation moved to the PECOC. Without a Plan B, everyone will be on their own for their Field Day operation. Officially RST will NOT move FD from the mountain to PECOC.

CRC:

The CRC will move operations to the CRC shack on the plantsite. Unfortunately this is a very limited access facility so the general population will not be able to join with CRC. Also many of the extra points possible on the mountain will not be possible for on the plantsite, i.e., visits from officials and media. An operating schedule will be created should this option look as though it will be necessary.


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