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[aprssig] Golden Packet attempt 22 July needs stations

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Jul 3 20:30:54 UTC 2012


> Bob, you do realize that this year's CQ World Wide 
> VHF Contest is, indeed, running from 1800 UTC Saturday, 
> July 21 to 2100 UTC Sunday, July 22, right?
> That being said, I'm game for Springer mountain.

OOPS.  I avoided their weekend in previous years, and so assumed they would
not float their dates. Oh well.  Maybe it will help get folks to the
mountain top.  Though operating 2m VHF on 144.2 is incompatible with
operating APRS on 144.34.

And it is not just sharing TX time.  ANY operations on 2m on the same
mountain will have a high probability with colliding with that one important
packet we need.  Hummh....

An advantage is getting people to the top of the mountain, and then while
waiting for the packets, to have something else to do!..  But that is also a
disadvantage for QRM..

Ill ask to see if anyone wants to change our date... Maybe we should move it
up to SATURDAY which is also the national SCOUTING OPERATION ON TARGET which
gets scouts and HAMS to the top of mountains to communicate by ham radio and
signal mirror?

Bob, WB4APR

On 7/3/12 12:45 PM, "Bob Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

>Here are the Eastern state mountain tops that still need a staton for the
>annual golden packet attempt on 22 July (Sunday).  If you can commit, then
>join the at-golden-packet yahoogroup.
>
>> KATAHDIN, ME:  Tim???
>
>> SUGARLOAF ME:  Used borrowed a D7 radio last year. Needs a
>> digipeating radio.  Chair lift to 80% then hike up to position.
>
>> MT WASHINGTON: KB1LDM, KB1POR and N7FMH, Fred will be there...
>
>> NH RELAY:  need a home station relay in middle of state???
>
>> MT GREYALOCK:  James, KB1LOY ?
>
>> SAMS PT, NY: Manning uncertain due to: hard to park,
>> a long hike and no protection from the sun.
>
>> CAMELBACK: Kevin???
>
>> GOV DICK HILL:  Bob WB4APR and Rory NJ3U will do this year.
>
>> MD MOUNTAINS:  Dick?
>
>> STONY MAN:  KX4O will locate Station 6 ...on Stony Man.
>
>> AOMTN: David Collins N4WDC planning.. but no one else... yet.
>
>> COMERS ROCK: ???
>
>> ROAN MTN: Eric KZ5ED and Steve KI4ZUI are committed to Roan!
>
>> CLINGMAN's DOME:  ??
>
>> SPRINGER MTN:  ??
>
>> LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN:  ??
>
>> HUNTSVILLE:  ??
>
>> STONE MOUNTAIN:  ??
>
>Let us know if you can man up.  Also there are opportunities on the
>Pacifica
>and Rockies.
>Bob, WB4APR
>
>
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