[aprssig] fyi - More APRS on the peaks...

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Jul 31 13:46:08 CDT 2009


We took a look at the Pacific Crest Trail and think Golden
Packets can extend the full length in 14 hops or less too.  We
have now added that trail as a possibility for the 2010 Golden
Packet Event. http://www.aprs.org/at-golden-packet.html  If we
can do it in 14 hops with only 3k' to 5k' mountains back east, I
am sure the westcoasters can do it in less.  Bob, WB4APR

>From Bill, WA7NWP
> In one week, the Old Goats DXpedition team 
> (including Rooster and Peanut!) is off to 
> participate in the Colo 14er "special event"
> hamradio (see http://www.14er.org/ ) activation 
> of Humboldt Peak (14,064') this August 9th 
> using our 2008 callsign of N0B. After setting 
> a "first" for a QRP HF out-of-state, 14er-to-14er 
> qso in 2008 (Mt. Whitney, CA to Uncompaghre, CO), 
> this time we hope to make a 3-way, summit QSOs 
> between Mt. Shasta, Mt. Langley (both in CA) and
> Humboldt Peak in CO. The Colorado team of Steve
> /wG0AT and Guy/N7UN will hike into a 11,000' base 
> camp on Friday and setup QRP antennas for Friday 
> and Saturday radio fun. Then at 4 am MDT on 
> Sunday we will start the summit climb of Humboldt 
> with a goal of an 8 am MDT summit activation 
> using the special event callsign N0B. At the same 
> time, Brian/N6IZ will climb Mt. Shasta (14,162') 
> and Mark/AF6AX will be climbing Mt Langley 
> (14,062'). 
>
> Guy/N7UN will be carrying a portable APRS unit 
> (see http://aprs.fi and use N7UN-9 for the SSID) 
> for near realtime route tracking. See 
> http://n0b-14er.blogspot.com/ for the latest 
> information and a spectacular picture of Humboldt 
> Peak. Look forward to working you from the summit!





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