MRCG 2016 Info (Revised 5/3/16)

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Mar 302016

West Coast Military Radio Collector’s Group 21st Annual Meet

WHEN: May 6 & 7, 2016
WHERE: NCO Club, Camp San Luis Obispo, California

The 21st Annual West Coast Military Radio Collector’s Group meeting at Camp San Luis Obispo will be held at the NCO Club on Friday and Saturday May 6th & 7th, 2016. Early arrivals on Thursday May 5th are welcome after 1 pm as usual.

Contact the billeting office if you plan on camping or bringing an RV at the NCO Club campground, or you want to stay in the barracks (space permitting). The billeting office phone is 805-594-6565.

MRCG requests a $20 “fair share” donation when you sign in to help cover expenses. You will get a raffle ticket when you do this, however.

Be aware that CSLO is an active military base and you will need to have proof of insurance and appropriate identification to get thru the gate. See the website post about the Gate Pass.

NOTE: Please no horse-trading before the Swap Meet starting at 0800 on Saturday !


We are very happy to report that Tom Murphy W6TOM, Clare Owens N2RJB and Steve Hudson KI6BSQ have each generously donated $100 to be a sponsor for the 2016 event! Please be sure to thank them when you see them.

In addition, the ARRL has again become a sponsor, donating $100 in gift certificates to be awarded to participants – one of them will go to the Best Display as determined by attendees voting for their favorite, and another chosen at random from the raffle tickets. One will be awarded to the winner of the Fox Hunt.

Program Notes:

This year we return to judging the displays, and as mentioned above, there is a reward for the “best”. Rian W6SVU has agreed to coordinate the judging, but it’s up to each of you to fill out a ballot and bring something “really cool” to display.

Mark NF6X has created a devious fox and will be conducting the 6-meter Fox hunt, so bring your best game.

Operating Frequencies:
3885 AM
29.6 FM
51.0 FM ( and Fox )
144.45 AM

Schedule of events:

1400 – 1600 – Setup

0800 – 1130 – Radio Ops – Antenna Hill, Museum, Chow Hall remote locations plus off-site your choice
Frequencies: 3885 AM, 29.6 FM, 51.0 (fox hunt) and 144.45 AM
1130 – 1200 – Fox Hunt Briefing
1200 – 1300 – Lunch
1300 – 1400 – 6m Fox Hunt
1400 – 1700 – Presentations ( Afternoon Program )
1. Tom W6TOM will present an expanded Power Line interference talk
2. Rian W6SVU on the SCR-284, BC-312, BC-342 and BC-779, common problems. Pictures showing the refurbishment of the radio room at Fort MacArthur.
3. Russ Genet, WO7G – BC-610’s and R-288 type receivers at his Morocco installation
1700-1900 Dinner Break
1900 – Additional Presentations ( Evening Program )
4. Mark NF6X 800 hz power for Navy Radios and Other Unfinished Projects
5. John WB6AZP will talk about his Warbird radio restoration projects, P51-D, P51-C, P47, B25
6. Ed KG6UTS may be preparing something…

0800 – 1030 Swap Meet
1045 – 1100 Awards Presentations (Best display, Fox Hunt Winner, Raffle drawing)
1100 – 1200 Junker Auction
1200 – 1300 Lunch
1300 – 1500 Tall Tales
1500 – 1600 Cleanup