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NoGa Campout – 2009 Devils Fork State Park – S.C. Lake Jocassee April 16-29, 2009.

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1 NoGa Campout – 2009 Devils Fork State Park – S.C. Lake Jocassee April 16-29, 2009

2 Encamped NoGaNauts Scott, KD4MSR Sam, AE4GX Pickett, AD4S Dan, AE4HS Russ, AE4NY Steve, KI4IXR Bobby, W4BLB Erwin, KI4TBD

3 Accompanied by Russs wife, Fern, and his 3 daughters, Cheryl, Lisa and Joyce who all stayed at the Villas. Also Picketts wife, Betsy, was brave enough to spend the weekend in the pop up. And Erwins wife, Deborah and his 2 daughters stayed at the Sunrise Farm B&B and joined us for the Awards Banquet.

4 It Dont Get No Better Than This..! Sam, AE4GX

5 Sam, AE4GX, and his K1JDV AT1. A 3 band CW xcvr with 5 watts out. Sam explained that the final is running in class E and that is how Steve Weber got the power so high. We still didnt understand..!

6 The 1 st annual NoGa Camp Out was so much fun I think we should have the 2 nd annual Camp Out next month..! Pickett, AD4S

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8 If you were stranded on a desert island this would be the group to have with you..! Russ, AE4NY

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10 I received way too many lemmetellyas! Many of my ham questions were answered..! Erwin, KI4TBD

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12 Dont let Scott cook your breakfast. He is the inventor of the scrambled pancake. Dan, AE4HS

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14 Man, there isnt anything between us and North Carolina but woods..! Bobby, W4BLB

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16 Anyone have a spare cigarette lighter plug.? Steve, KI4IXR

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18 Ive worked 3 continents this morning.! Erwin, KI4TBD Ive worked 3 campsites this morning.! Russ, AE4NY

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20 I dont know about the rest of you but I got cold last night..! Bobby, W4BLB

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26 Harold Smith told me this ugly construction transceiver would make a lot of contacts. That is why I won the Worked All Campsites award..! Steve, KI4IXR

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32 I brought just enough stuff for 3 weeks There is no such thing as a Pop Up.. They are Crank Ups Pickett, AD4S

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36 Wish I could figure out how the dern heater works in this pop up..! Pickett, AD4S

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44 Sam, AE4GXs BLT tuner with mods. Get him to explain but there is not a square millimeter of space left inside the Altoids tin.

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54 This is Russs daughter Cheryl with their wonderful driftwood find. They stayed at the Villas with all of the other beautiful people and found this on the shore line right in front of their villa. It really looks like a cows skull. Betsy Cummins wanted to get some google eyes to put on it.

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60 Why cant we walk with our lights on? Where the hell are you taking us? Grumble, drat, curse, are we there yet? Pickett, AD4S Bobby, W4BLB Sam, AE4GX Dan, AE4HS Steve, KI4IXR

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62 Once I saw the back wheels of your truck come off the ground, I decided I didnt want to take my SUV up that gravel road. Ill see the Jumpin Off Rock next year. Russs daughter Cheryl

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68 Sam, AE4GX at Jumpin Off Rock. This is a new location just to the right of the original which has been closed due to the nesting of endangered peregrine falcons.

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77 Jesse delivered the pontoon boat. He is the son of the folks that run the rental business. We estimated that he had.0001% body fat..!

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79 The engine wont start..! Oh.. The safety locking pin fell out..! Scott, KD4MSR

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84 This sign originally hung on the cottage of Scotts grandparents. The boat was roughly over the spot where that cottage was. This is the first time in 35 years that this sign has been back at Jocassee Valley (Lake).

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87 My familys cottage was right around here somewhere. Did anyone bring a GPS?

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89 Did you see those sun bathers over on that rock? Whoooeeee…!!!!!!!!!

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92 This area near the dam is known as The Wall It was apparently used to quarry rock in the construction of the dam and shore line for Lake Jocassee. The Lake is quite deep at this point and a number of artifacts (including a Chinese junk) have been sunk here for scuba divers to hunt for.

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96 The Saturday night awards banquet was hosted by Erwin, KI4TBD, and he also supplied the main entre for the rest of us. As usual, we could have fed all of the homeless in the county.

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106 Up near Walhalla..!!

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108 They dont even know how to spell their own name..!!

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111 Thanks to Scott, KD4MSR, for ramrodding this great event..!! Guess he will have to do it again next time..!!

112 The End..??

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