Update Jan 23, 2022
Bring any reasonably portable antennas you have. I have a 20 meter dipole i made and this weekend I’ll be making a random wire antenna and taking to a park to test it out. So ill have those 2.
Maybe a portable 2m antenna if you have one. I can make a very simple one in about 15 mins with some spare coax i have if need be.
Any radios you see fit, I will bring my IC 7100 all bander. I can do all the HF bands plus 2m and 70cm. You may bring your rig so we’re not forced to share (though I have no problem letting people use my rig.)
Hand helds! This is where I lack, I have one very cheap Baofeng handheld, I will be getting a better quality one hopefully soon but not before the 12th. One that has good noise filtering and a sensitive recieve is helpful.
Power! Some sort of power source that you can pack around. For the summit it needs to be completely detached from your vehicle, no generators either for radio power. At the park these rules do not apply.
And feed line, can never get enough feed line. RG8X is gold standard but where we’ll be should be low noise floor and we’re not running 300ft to an antenna so anything 50ohm cable should work.
That’s is for equipment!
As for amenities, we should probably have a pop up in case of rain. I’ll take care of that. Everyone should bring a lawn chair, picnic benches can only hold so many. If you have a small folding table that may be useful as well.
Temperature may or may not be an issue. Pack layers for the conditions. Possibly bring a heater if needed. Both locations have the potential to be frigid.