2019 Rubithon Wagon Run

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For those looking for HAM classe and tests. I just did the HAM cram and test with Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio home - Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio Society, Inc
Morning review session and test in early afternoon. Super time efficient. My buddy got the newly updated text book before class and used an app to practice test, I did minimal review of his book and no practice test, and then we did SNARs HAM Cram and took test. We both passed.
If you are around Reno area or can be, they have scheduled reviews and tests but when I first contacted them they were willing to consier reviews and testing outside their posted scedule.
We are getting buried in Tahoe, I hope the Rubicon will be out of the snow but also my kids may end up being in school for the second year in a row, as they have to make up snow days. If that happens, they may hike into Rubicon Springs for Friday/Saturday/Sunday portion of the run.
 
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Thank you i just Received a BF-58HP yesterday . If i can not find a local place i will try and run down and take the Cram /test in Reno .
 

MountNGoat

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Rubithon has now been officially delayed (edit: due to snow) to Aug 13-18 (general time frame), meaning the Wagon Run will depart Loon Lake on Wed Aug 14 now, all other details remaining the same. The first post in this thread will be updated accordingly, more details can be had in the Chairman's post on the main Rubithon thread here: 31st Annual Rubithon - 2019 Registration Now Open - NEW DATES!!
 
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reddingcruiser

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Congratulations to the first two winners of an extra grand prize raffle ticket at this years Rubithon!

The January winner is - Peter Young

The February winner is - Jeff Kaufman

Thanks for registering early, Gentlemen. Your names will go 'back in the hat' when we draw for March.

Remember - everyone that registers will get TWO extra chances at an extra grand prize ticket this year. Due to the logistical nature of getting everything packed for the trail and notifying winners, we'll have the last drawing on August 7th.
 

reddingcruiser

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I forgot to carry this over from the main Rubithon thread:

Changing the Rubithon dates definitely brought the law of unintended consequences into play. The new dates conflict with the Tahoe Hi-Lo's event on August 17th and 18th. This means we will need a new 'Exit Committee' for this year's Rubithon to assist with the Sunday exit up Cadillac Hill. Here's what I'm looking for:

1. A 'Trail Lead' to oversee two to three additional well-prepared rigs, each with two experienced veteran Rubicon spotters. (minimum three total rigs)
2. Folks able to pick appropriate lines for a variety of vehicle types.
3. Personable AND patient people to represent Rubithon!
4. Rigs must have WORKING winches and recovery gear.
5. Must have HAM radio communication.
6. Must be self-starters and get up before the chickens on Sunday morning and be posted at the usual bottle necks on Cadillac before the crowds show up.
7. You'll only need to stay on Cadillac until 1:00pm, then you can bug out.

Email me at chairman@rubithon.com if you're interested and we can get into more detail. If you've never been a Trail Lead or Committee member, this is a great opportunity to get involved in a TLCA tradition.
 

reddingcruiser

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I forgot to carry this over from the main Rubithon thread:

Changing the Rubithon dates definitely brought the law of unintended consequences into play. The new dates conflict with the Tahoe Hi-Lo's event on August 17th and 18th. This means we will need a new 'Exit Committee' for this year's Rubithon to assist with the Sunday exit up Cadillac Hill. Here's what I'm looking for:

1. A 'Trail Lead' to oversee two to three additional well-prepared rigs, each with two experienced veteran Rubicon spotters. (minimum three total rigs)
2. Folks able to pick appropriate lines for a variety of vehicle types.
3. Personable AND patient people to represent Rubithon!
4. Rigs must have WORKING winches and recovery gear.
5. Must have HAM radio communication.
6. Must be self-starters and get up before the chickens on Sunday morning and be posted at the usual bottle necks on Cadillac before the crowds show up.
7. You'll only need to stay on Cadillac until 1:00pm, then you can bug out.

Email me at chairman@rubithon.com if you're interested and we can get into more detail. If you've never been a Trail Lead or Committee member, this is a great opportunity to get involved in a TLCA tradition.
UPDATE!!

We have a brave volunteer for the Exit Committee Trail Lead :clap:, but we still need individuals to make up the reminder of the Exit Committee :(. If you've ever considered getting your feet wet and being part of the Rubithon adventure, here's your opportunity. I mean, just look what happened to me :rolleyes: (or not). We are looking for 2 to 4 vehicles with a driver and passenger, as noted above, to help with exit duties on Sunday. And yes, there are perks associated with the positions :hmm:.
 

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@MountNGoat and I were talking the other day and we we're talking about last year's run and there was an incident that required beating a socket onto splined lug nuts because the splined socket was left behind. If you have splined lug nuts or a keyed lug nut for theft please make sure you have the splined/keyed socket or swap out to regular lug nuts and maybe even get/bring a second splined/keyed socket just incase something happens to the first one
 
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