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[aprssig] Appalachain Trail APRS Event

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Jul 14 15:55:39 UTC 2010


On 25 July please consider participating in this year's APRS
Golden Packet Attempt along the Appalachian Trail (and Pacific
Coast Trail).  Please see www.aprs.org/at-golden-packet.html and
also page 99 in July's QST.  There is also an effort being made
this year on the West Coast see
www.aprs.org/pct-golden-packet.html.

All it takes is a mobile with a D700 or FTM-350 to drive up to
the top of the mountain and park for 4 hours.

Many teams have formed, but the New England area has many gaps
from New York to Maine:

Sam's pt NY       (not manned in 2009)
Mt Greylock    
New Hempshire     (innop in 2009)
Mt Washington     (2009 team all moved to texas)
Middle Maine      (not manned in 2009)
Mt Katahdin       (not manned in 2009)

We still have not formed solid teams from these southern sites:

Huntsville AL
Lookout Mountain TN
Roan Mountain NC  (maybe)
Comer's rock VA   (not operational in 2009)(near Wythville)
Apple Orchard Mtn (near Roanake

It's a 4 or 5 hour event on Sunday Afternoon and a great way to
escape the heat down below by getting up there on the mountain
top.  If you cannot participate, spread the word, and find an
out-doors type that can.  Most sites are DRIVE-UP sites, so just
about anyone with a car and a D700 or FTM-350 can participate as
a temporary digi site after proper set-up.

Think of it as APRS Field Day.

Bob, Wb4APR




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