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    Default San Jose / Bay Area GTG - Livermore area

    Starting to think about a GTG for the Bay Area. Might have a place in Livermore where we can hold it but I am wondering if we should hold off until January 2018 due to how busy the holidays are.

    Let me know if you are interested.

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    Default Re: San Jose / Bay Area GTG - Livermore area

    Almost 200 views and not a single reply? Perhaps no one in the SF Bay Area is still playing with flashlights?
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    Default Re: San Jose / Bay Area GTG - Livermore area

    Quick Update
    - In late November, I rented a warehouse space in Livermore off of 1st street
    - I use it for my business, and am hoping to also use it for the get together
    - Some additional approvals required to keep the landlord etc sufficiently happy
    - Still getting the place organized
    - Hoping for a late February get together
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    Default Re: San Jose / Bay Area GTG - Livermore area

    I would be interested in a get together.

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    Default Re: San Jose / Bay Area GTG - Livermore area

    Hi, I at this point, I am targeting Saturday, March 03, 2018 for the GTG.

    The plan is to have it at my shop in Livermore, CA off first street, very near the Kelley Moore paint store.

    Over time, I have gotten interested in RV and Conversion vans, especially the electrical systems, so I might invite some conversion van fans as well.

    We probably will start early - mid afternoon and then go into the evening. There is plenty of space for shining lights there and enough indoor space in case the weather is poor.

    I will update this again in a few days with more details.

    Anyone willing to bring some items for a potluck?

    It is a family friendly environment.

    If you are thinking about coming, please post here with an estimated number of people that might come with you so I can do some planning.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: San Jose / Bay Area GTG - Livermore area

    I think I will be out of town of the weekend of the 3rd but i look forward to seeing post GTG pictures.

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    Default Re: San Jose / Bay Area GTG - Livermore area

    My wife and I will be dropping in.

    I don't have a lot of lights to share, but there are a few oddities that I can bring.

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    Default Re: San Jose / Bay Area GTG - Livermore area

    Hey there guys I have a work appointment on Sat the 3rd so depending on the start time of the vent & how long that takes consider me a maybe for attendance. I will know for sure around 11-12 the day of the get together.
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    Default Re: San Jose / Bay Area GTG - Livermore area

    The van conversion related people will start arriving around 1 pm and as the sun sets, most likely will take off by 6 or 7.

    I will be staying into the evening, probably until around 8, maybe 9 pm.

    There are a lot of options for lighting target distances in the business park.

    My ability to access a computer that day will be very limited. I will PM an adr to you now in case you can come.

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    Default Re: San Jose / Bay Area GTG - Livermore area

    Had a great time. Most people there were from the DIY van conversion hobby side so well attended.

    Thinking about doing another one this summer.
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    Hey there, I'm bummed I wasn't able to make it up there this time. Hopefully the next planned event will be on a weekend that's less personally hectic.
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    Default Re: San Jose / Bay Area GTG - Livermore area

    It was nice having an open house - sort of celebrating opening the shop.

    In many ways the business is an outgrowth of my flashlight hobby - really healthy battery packs. The smallest is 4 kW-hr so we can power an LED flashlight for a long time.

    You are always welcome to stop by - just let me know because we don't always keep regular hours at the shop.
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    Are you guys going to do another one of these?

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    Default Re: San Jose / Bay Area GTG - Livermore area

    Subscribed to get notification should you do another - I'd come to meet/learn from experienced hobbyists.

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    Default Re: San Jose / Bay Area GTG - Livermore area

    Hi - thanks for looking at the thread.

    Yes, there will be more - not sure when. We had to move as we were sub leasing and the primary lease holder decided to move out on short notice.
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    Default Re: San Jose / Bay Area GTG - Livermore area

    I moved to Brentwood in the summer. Interested in a GTG. Ideally a place that is dark with distance. Indoors is limiting.

    lots of open terrain near Vasco road just not sure about logistics of meeting up. Iím interested in long range illumination. Got some interesting things to show off. Particularly night vision and IR lasers pointers and Illuminators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solscud007 View Post
    I moved to Brentwood in the summer. Interested in a GTG. Ideally a place that is dark with distance. Indoors is limiting.

    lots of open terrain near Vasco road just not sure about logistics of meeting up. Iím interested in long range illumination. Got some interesting things to show off. Particularly night vision and IR lasers pointers and Illuminators.
    Nice!! Iíd be interested in participating too. I live in Tracy.

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