Western Amateur Radio Friendship Association

 

FUTURE RETREAT
Fall 2018

September 21-22

Rancho Jurupa Park
Cottonwood Campground
4800 Crestmore Road Riverside, CA

Official Park website link: www.rivcoparks.org

 

When passing through the park property entrance gate, Cottonwood is the closest camgground to the entrance as shown on the maps., At the time, two RV spaces have been reserved, 254 and 255.

New events are in the planning stages plus the traditional activities will be happening, the Friday fish fry and the Saturday BBQ and of course, WA6RFA.

ABOUT THE PARK

A favorite destination of campers and anglers from all over the country as well as local residents, beautiful Rancho Jurupa Park is situated along the Santa Ana River and located behind Mt. Rubidoux just west of charming historic downtown Riverside. This popular award-winning regional park boasts a natural semi-rural setting of shady cottonwood trees, graceful meadows, and two lovely 3-acre lakes, while still providing easy access to the entertainment opportunities and urban conveniences of Riverside.

Important links:

Park Details
County supplied park map, rules and other general information (pdf download))

Directional Aid Maps
(Map 1) Inland Empire Wide Area with line directions (jpg download) (Wide Area with Motel 6 location)
(Map 2) Rancho Jurupa Regional Area with line directions (jpg download) (Medium Area)
(Map 3) Rancho Jurupa Park and Local Vicinity with line directions (jpg download) (Narrow Area)

It is recommended to read the maps in order (1 to 3) for proper orientation to the campsite. Be sure to press the left arrow on your browser tool bar before going to the next map after viewing a previous map in sequence or you will have to reload the webpage.

 

THE ACTIVITES

FRIDAY THE 21st

8AM
AMATEUR RADIO STATION WA6RFA INSTALLATION (INCLUDING CRANK UP TOWER ASSEMBLY, 20-10 METER YAGI AND 80-40 METER INVERTED V ANTENNA ERECTIONS)

10AM
RADIO STATION WA6RFA ON-THE-AIR AND AVAILABLE FOR ALL LICENSED OPERATORS IN GOOD STANDING

12 NOON
A WHOLESOME LUNCH WILL BE SERVED INCLUDING BURGERS, HOTDOGS, CHIPS, AND SODAS

1PM
WA6RFA RADIO ACTIVITES

3PM
A DIGITAL WORKSHOP FEATURING DMR AND D-STAR WITH ACTVITIES ON OMIK CH 1 AND 74C RESPECTIVELY

5PM
OUR FAMOUS FISH FRY GETS UNDERWAY WITH ALL THE SIDES (POT LUCK ENCOURAGED)

6PM AND BEYOND
WA6RFA HF OPERATIONS CONTINUES


SATUDAY The 22nd

8AM
V.E. TESTING (GET A LICENSE OR UPGRADE) LOCATION WILL BE IN PRESIDENT BOB’s RV

10AM
DIGITAL WORKSHOP ACTIVITES CONTINUE (HOT SPOTS/RADIO BOTH D-STAR & DMR (NEW CHANNELS COMING)

12 NOON
A WHOLESOME LUNCH WILL BE SERVED INCLUDING BURGERS, HOTDOGS, CHIPS, AND SODAS

2PM
DIGITAL RADIO WORKSHOP CONTINUES

3PM
BUSINESS MEETING WITH A FOCUS ON OUR FUTURE

4PM
PORTAIT PHOTO SESSION

6PM
WARFA BBQ SUCULANT CHICKEN & RIBS AND SIDES WITH BEVERAGES (BRING ADDITIONAL SIDE POTLUCK ITEMS ESPECIALLY SALADS AND DESSERTS)

7PM
WA6RFA STATION ACTIVITES CONTINUE

 

SUNDAY The 23rd

WA6RFA STATION DISASSEMBLY AND WE SAY OUR GOODBYES UNTIL SPRING 2019

 

 

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