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Author Topic: K4C special event station - Currahee Mountain - 'Military Weekend'  (Read 2259 times)
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« on: October 02, 2013, 05:03:22 PM »

We are operating in conjunction with the Toccoa-Stephens County ‘Military Weekend’.

In downtown Toccoa they are having WWII re-enactors, helicopter rides and a banquet and auction, as well as the excellent museum which is open til 4pm.

K4C will be operating from noon to midnight (16:00 to 4:00 GMT) October 5th

We are also monitoring the N4DME repeater at 147.330MHz (+PL 127.3) and may have stations operating on 30 or 40 meters also.

Coordinates are 34.529496,-83.375094

SASE to K4C, 102 Clearwater Drive, Dawsonville GA 30534 for QSL

About the mountain

Located in Stephens County

Derived from the Cherokee word (quu-wah-hi) which means ‘stands alone’

Summit is at 1735 feet elevation.

It is not quite 6 miles from the site of the camp to the summit and back.

About Camp Toccoa

Camp Toccoa was the paratrooper training camp for the 501st (101st airborne) parachute infrantry regiment (PIR)

and also for the 506th (101st),

507th (82nd Airborne), 511th (11th airborne), 517th (17th and 13th Airborne), 457th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion (11th Airborne),

and the 295th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company.

Initially jump training was local in Toccoa until an accident proved the runway was too short and all further jump training

was done at Fort Benning.

The camp did not have a rifle range, so troopers had to march 30 miles to Clemson Agricultural College to use their rifle range.

Camp was initially tents, but permanent structures were built as time went by.

Camp Toccoa After WWII

Closed in the late 40’s, was a prison site for a while, one mess hall remains on the property.

A group is trying to rebuild the camp,

they can be reached at www.camptoccoaatcurrahee.org
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