Radio Society Of Tucson

Winter Field Day Page

24-26 January 2020

BSA Troop 157

Winter Field Day 2020

For Complete Details about the Winter Field Day visit: Winter Field Day Information

Winter Field Day Location

Boy Scout Camp Lawton on Mt. Lemmon
GPS Location (WGS 84 Datum): Decimal Degrees: N 32.4094139, W 110.7172323
Deg, Minutes, Seconds: N 32 24 34, W 110 43 02
Degrees, Decimal-Minutes: N 32 24.565, W 110 43.034
Grid Square: DM42PJ

Driving Directions: Click Here

Winter Field Day Location

Current Status of Winter Field Day: Mountain Is OPEN!!!
It's Winter, don't expect much change
Snow is always good for Winter Field Day - Do a SNOW Dance!!!

Mt. Lemmon Alerts and Notices

Talk In Frequencies

DSTAR:445.900 MHz (K7RST)
Fusion:145.250 MHz
FM:145.250 MHz
FM Simplex:146.520 MHz

Winter Field Day Operating Details

Exchange Information
OUTPUT POWER:Less Than 150 Watts

Scout Troop 157 will be conducting a winter outing at Camp Lawton on Mt Lemmon the weekend of January 24 - 26. Ham radio operators are welcome to attend and operate, either outside or in warm, comfortable cabins. You must have an advance reservation so the Scouts will know how many people to feed. The event will be in and around the staff cabin area.
Heated Cabins
Each cabin is heated, has 120-Volt outlets, four sets of bunk beds, and perhaps one or two small tables. Also available on-site are lighted and heated multiple restrooms and clean showers. Winter weather on the mountain is as we know unpredictable, but one can expect night time temperatures in the 20s.

Covered Cooking Area
There is a very large covered outdoor kitchen area. The Scouts will provide meals. So, the creature comforts are good. Access is via an unpaved road with an up-hill drive into the cabin area. Four-wheel drive is recommended, chains possible. Normal vehicles can easily get into the cabin area if there is not two much snow or ice. Again, RVs or trailers are OK depending on road conditions.

Note: Joe, K3TYE, will be checking driving conditions a few days before the event.

One cabin has been set aside for ham radio operators to use as a sleeping and multi-station operating facility. The cabin will hold 4 hams, each with a bunk bed. Sleep below and store your gear on the bed above. An additional cabin is available if more than four hams participate.

More Cabin Space
You are welcome to submit your log to the national Winter Field Day folks. Click here, Winter Field Day Information, for event and log submission information.

Again, weather and snow conditions permitting, you can use your trailer or motor home. There is some room to park at the cabins. If that area gets full, we can park at the Scout Camp general parking area or near the dining hall. Either is just a short walk from the cabin area. Scouts should be available to help porter your equipment.

If you plan to operate from your trailer or motor home you must coordinate your band assignment with the hams at the cabin site. Dress for cold winter weather and trail walking. Not much is paved. Tennis shoes are not a good choice for footwear. Slippery conditions will prevail and there will likely be ice and/or snow.


Make your reservation with Joe Statkevicus, K3TYE. Cost is a free-will donation. If you are staying in the cabins, I recommend $50. The cabins are costing Troop 157 $100.00 per night. Cash or check payable to Scout Troop 157. While Joe is a ham, his primary activity during the event will be with the Scouts. For additional information or making a reservation contact Joe Statkevicus, K3TYE. YOUR RESERVATION IS DUE PRIOR TO 15 JANUARY 2020.

Technical Stuff

Legal Stuff

This is a Scouting USA facility. Many young adults and minors may be present under adult supervision.
Possession of firearms, smoking, and/or the possession/use of alcohol beverages are prohibited, especially those dumb vapor thingys. THIS ACTIVITY IS SPONSORED BY TROOP 157. NEITHER THE RADIO SOCIETY OF TUCSON NOR ANY OTHER ORGANIZATION IS SPONSORING OR ADMINISTERING THIS EVENT.

Contact Field Day Coordinators:

Joe Statkevicus, K3TYE
Sean Shifflette, KG7RHH
Richard Schmidt, K7NSW

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