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[aprssig] AT Golden Packet for 2010 status

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Jul 20 22:59:22 UTC 2010


Golden Packet Appalachain Trail is looking good for Sunday:
Georgia to Mass is almost set...

Geep Howell is going up to configure Apple Orchard Mtn outside
of Roanoke tonight.

We have a volunteer putting together something for Sam's point
in NY.
That should give us a continuous chain from Georgia to Mount
Greylock in MA.  Except for the link at Comer's rock just
outside of Wythville VA.
Worst case there is AL0I might be able to get there with an HT
and manually relay from north to south to confirm the links,
even if there is no digi there.

Nothing in New England from Greylock, NH, VT, Mt Washington and
Maine...
For latest see www.aprs.org/at-golden-packet.html and individual
links to each team site.

I have not heard much from the Pacific Coast teams?

Bob, WB4APR

 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: at-golden-packet at yahoogroups.com 
> [mailto:at-golden-packet at yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Bob
Bruninga 
> Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2010 10:29 AM
> To: bruninga at usna.edu; at-golden-packet at yahoogroups.com
> Cc: 'Roger Shultz'; 'Pete Lascell'; 'Gordon P. Howell, Jr.'; 
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> Subject: [at-golden-packet] RE: AT Golden Packet for 2010
status
> 
> AT Golden Packet Status:
> 
> From Georgia to CT is shaping up, but MT Greylock, NH, and 
> Maine teams are not yet found.  See the overall link status
map on
> www.aprs.org/at-golden-packet.html
> 
> Sorry for the dual post.  But just didn't want to miss anyone 
> who may not yet have signed up to the AT YAHOO group for this 
> event (see the web page).
> 
> The only weakness in the chain from GA/ALA up thorugh to CT 
> is Comers Rock near Wythville VA (SW VA) and Apple Orchard 
> Mountain near Roanoke.  I have sent out individual emails to 
> the nearest 50 APRS stations I see around Comer's rock to see 
> if we can find someone.  The AO team is working on a 
> pre-setup maybe of the existing digi...
> 
> ALso Lookout Mountain leader can't make it this year, so I 
> also sent out 50 emails there too.
> 
> I am assuming everyone else is making sure their mountain is 
> a go.  You can use a D700, D710, FTM-350 or KPC-3 TNC system 
> if needed.  If you plan on a KPC3 lemme know, and i will 
> write a plan for it.  I have no idea how to configure the 
> FTM-350, so if someone does, lets write it up.
> 
> Refer to the main event web page above, but also specifically 
> review the individual web page for your mountain that is 
> linked on that page and make sure all the infor there is 
> correct and the way -you- want it to show your efforts and 
> contact info.
> 
> This is gonna be fun!
> Bob, WB4APR
> 
> ---- Original message ----
> > Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 16:48:45 -0400
> > Subject: RE: AT Golden Packet for 2010 New GROUP
> > Dear APRS Golden Packet participant.
> >
> > You are getting this from a manual email list
> > from 2009 a bout the Appalachian Trail Golden
> > Packet test.
> >
> > PLEASE subscribe to the
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/at-golden-packet
> > yahoo group because I can no longer maintain
> > a manual list and have any hope that I am
> > hitting everyone.  Close coordinaiton is
> > required and we only have two weeks to go.
> >
> > Please respond about your mountain, and either
> > tell me you are or are-not taking charge, and
> > whether you are or are not going to be on the
> > YAHOO group.  There is a separate YAHOO group
> > for the Pacific Coast event.
> >
> > ... and nothing heard from the 6 sites that
> > were unmanned or unsuccessful in 2009.  Still
> > need a commitment from:
> >
> > Huntsville Ala
> > Lookout Mountain TN
> > Comer's rock VA
> > Sam's pt NY
> > Mt Greylock
> > New Hempshire
> > Mt Washington
> > Middle Maine
> > Mt Katahdin
> >
> > This was published in July QST on p 99,
> > so certainly we can find 14 hams out
> > of the 400,000 on the east coast intrested
> > in getting outdoors and doing something
> > fun with APRS...
> >
> > My web pages
> > http://aprs.org/at-golden-packet.html
> > and links to each individual mountain
> > web page will continue to be maintained
> > if you send me the needed info.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Bob, WB4APR
> 
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