|Ham Radio in the Rubicon|
HAM Radio, or Amateur Radio, is the gold standard for communication on
the Rubicon Trail. CBs
A license is required to operate a HAM Radio! More info on Ham Radio can be found here (see Links below)
How it All Started
Repeater Project Contributors
Ham Radio Frequencies commonly used in the Rubicon
146.805 -.600 PL123.0
145.350 (repeater transmitter), odd split to 146.205 (repeater receiver),
146.805 simplex, no PL
444.9875 +5.00 PL156.7
444.9875 +5.00 PL 107.2
444.9875 simplex, PL107.2
Amateur Radio Web Sites
What Do You Bring?
--Deet Bug Spray!
--Sunscreen and a hat
--Warm weather clothing
--Cold weather clothing
--A spill kit
--Bottled water - LOTS!
--Extra cash and extra gas
--Maps (see Rtf Map Page)
--Handiwipes for everything
--Solar shower; it's dusty!
--First Aid kit
On July 7, 2007 a local Jeep club made their annual run on the Rubicon
Trail. During that run, on their
As the victims condition worsened it became clear that he needed
to be flown out immediately, and it
By the end of the day, board members of the Rubicon Trail Foundation,
at the urging of the late Dennis Mayer
1) By that fall the first RTF amateur radio license class was completed.
Since then RTF has sponsored and
The following contibuted to the Rubicon Repeater Project 2008. A big
"thanks!" to all who made
Merlin Scott (KC6BFV), for donating the tower and for providing hospitality,
liaison and site assistance.
Jeepers Jamboree, for a $500 contribution toward the project.
JeepJamboreeUSA, for a $500 contribution toward the project.
Ray Pledger (KE6JOQ), for doing the licensing and frequency groundwork and tech work at the repeater site.
Dennis Mayer (W2DWM), and Randy Burleson (KI6MKV), for handling IC in my absence and ALL of the logistics.
The Friends of the Rubicon crew (Sierra Nevada 4WD Club, the Mog guys,
Pirates of the Rubicon)
Mike Overmeyer (KI6MIK), and the Pirates of the Rubicon for their trail building efforts to get to the site.
Universal Masonry (Placerville) and Eric, Cliff, and Nick Schram for their unbelievable masonry job.
Mott Roofing (Placerville) and Gordon Mott (KI6MLL), Nate Cox, and Mason
Cox for materials transport,
Meeks Lumber in Martell and their manager and longtime trail user, Mark Morton, for materials donation.
Jesse Rivers of TDO, wearing his FOTR hat, for putting together the formwork for the antenna base.
Jim Carter of Carter Kelley Construction (Placerville) for the door and frame.
James Cossey(KI6SGB), and Allen Kurtz (KF6QDE), of jeepcamping.com (Placerville)
for food donation
Tim Main of SN4WD, who made two trips hauling block to make this happen.
El Dorado County SAR for rigging and setting up the master UHF antenna.
Rubicon Trail Foundation for driving the project and providing the balance
of the funding.
Rubicon Trail Foundation - Email - 1-888-6RUBICON (678-2426) - PO Box 2188, Placerville, CA 95667