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Appalachian Trail Golden Packet 2020
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Saturday, July 18, 2020
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Start Time: 09:00 CDT / 10:00 EDT / 14:00 Z
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End Time: 15:00 CDT / 16:00 EDT / 20:00 Z
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LEGENDAppalachian Trail Conservancy : Guardians of the Trail
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REDNO Stations CommittedSentier International des Appalaches | Québec: Sia-qc
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ORANGEPrimary Station Committed ONLY
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YELLOWBackup Site
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GREENPrimary and Secondary Stations Committed
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BLUEAlternate Site - Not Required
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BLUENO Canadian Stations this year - parks are closed per VA2GLU
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IMPORTANT: Both the Primary and Secondary Stations must have Line of Sight (RF) to both the northern and southern stations... except for Station 1 and 15 end points. Given proposed coordinates of secondary station candidate locations, KX4O is happy to perform path evaluations to anyone who asks.Updated:7/20/2020 5:24:16Updated:7/20/2020 5:24:16Operating Schedule [S=Setup / O=On the Air / T=Tear Down / A=Automatic / Q=QTH]
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Secondary Station (Backup for the primary)Setup & CheckGP9600AllTear Down
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0APRS Station IDStation SiteStateSite DetailsLead Call(s)Lead Name(s)AccessPrimary Packet RadioAntennaPowerVoice Monitor (TX Tone 100 Hz)Local Talk-InANSRVR 2nd HTANSRVR Station IDAdditional Team MembersCell PhoneTeam SupportAPRS
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Backup SiteBackup CallBackup NameAccessRadioAntennaVoice Monitor67891011121314151617181920
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15KATHDN-15Baxter Peak, Mount KatahdinMEBaxter Peak via Saddle TrailKA1YBSTim D'ApiceHikeTH-D721/2 wave vertical 5w, battery445.925 MhzyesKA1YBS-7617-549-7388KATHDN-15KATHDN-15
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13MTWASH-13Mount WashingtonNHMount Washington State ParkWA1KLIJohn TarboxDrive-upTM-D710AMobile 2M/440 mag-mount verticalJeff Jenks (K1LK)207 751-0819 & 207-415-4098MTWASH-13MTWASH-13
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12EQUNOX-12Equinox MountainVTEquinox Mountain and Lookout Rock - VermontN1JCMJeff MardenDrive-upTM-D710GMobile 2M/440 mag-mount vertical35Ah Battery445.925, Mt Greylock & Mt Equinox repeatersMt Greylock 146.91 repeateryesN1JCM-7508-921-0797 (no cell service onm Mt Equinox)EQUNOX-12EQUNOX-12
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11GRYLCK-11Mt Greylock (Notch Road - Thunderbolt Cabin)MAMount GreylockN2YPJohn RudolphDrive UpTM-700Mobile Antennas or external vertical on a mast445.925, Mt Greylock & Mt Equinox repeatersyes though not familiar with itKD2HKB-7 or N2YP-7Matt - KD2HKB607-437-2435GRYLCK-11GRYLCK-11
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10BOVINA-10Bovina CenterNYBovina Center, New YorkW2BDNJon EnglertDrive up RoadsideTH-D72Digi Antenna on telephone poleN2ZPY - Kevin Brown - initial site accessBOVINA-10
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10SAMSPT-10Sams Point in CragsmooreNYSam's Point Area - Minnewaska State Park PreserveN2FMCDwight SmithDrive-upTM-D710GV&UHF 30' on tower50W-144 & 45W-440445.925No914-486-0518 or 914-467-0172SAMSPT-10
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9CAMLBK-9Big Pocono MountainPABig Pocono State ParkNJ3URory ShafferDriveUpD710Col and / or Beam50W-144 & 45W-440445.925Solo although local HAMs have joined me adhoc in the past.6109056900CAMLBK-9
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8GDHILL-8Mt Gretna, PAPAMt GretnaWB4APRBob BruningaHike-UpD710GVertical10W445.925yesGDHILL410-570-9616GDHILL-8
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7MDMTNS-7Gambrill State ParkMDGambrill State ParkWJ3KGordon DavidsRoadTM-D710GVertical on Tower
10W445.925YesMDMTNSKB3CMP +(410) 279-7144MDMTNS-7MDMTNS-7
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6HWKSBL-6Hawksbill MountainVAHawksbill MountainKX4OJohn HugginsHike upTM-D710GDiamond CP22E on speaker stand10 AH LiPoFE445.925EL W4VAnoW4EON(703) 927-2788HWKSBL-6HWKSBL-6
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5AOMTN-5Apple OrchardVAApple Orchard MountainWG3KEric ChristensenHike upTM-D700
Vertical445.925yesWG3K-7443-454-5302AOMTN-5
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4COMERS-4Comers RockVAComers Rock Recreation AreaKJ4OAPKevin Sterne0.25 mi hike-upKenwood D-710GDiamond X50A, maybe survival antenna35 Ahr battery (second as backup)445.925147.555maybeKJ4OAP-7?KN4HNKCOMERS-4SOOOOOOT
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3ROAN-3Roan MountainNCRoan Mountain State ParkN4AZRGlenn CrissmanDrive UpKenwood D-700Diamond VerticalTenergy 10AH + Marine445.925maybeN4AZR-10919-210-6446ROAN-3SOOOOOT
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2CLINGMD-2Cingman's DomeNCClingmans DomeK4AEC, KK4YLXLarry Ford, Greg SmithDrive UpKenwood TM-D710GN9TAX 40AH Battery445.925770-655-8632 GregCLINGMD-2
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1SPRNGR-1Eagle's Rest ParkGAEagle's Rest Park - Mt. OglethorpeW4JEWJeff HochbergDrive UpKenwood TM-D710GChameleon MPAS2.0 with UHF/VHF add-on, Arrow Yagi, Elk Log Periodic15 AH Battery (additional TBD)444.925404-432-1112 JeffSPRNGR-1SPRNGR-1SOOOOOT
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Shack PotatoFLLynn DeffenbaughShack Potato321-768-1260 (Landline) & 321-266-3492 (Mobile)Landline Preferred unless SMS
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ANSRVRCQ AT [Message]Send message once every 30 minutes (otherwise may not hear subsequent messages)
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Radio Settings
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AT Golden Packet - Kenwood TH-D72 - APRS Digipeater Settings
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AT Golden Packet - Kenwood TM-D700 - APRS Digipeater Settings
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AT Golden Packet - Kenwood TM-D710 - APRS Digipeater Settings
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AT Golden Packet - Kenwood TM-D710G - APRS Digipeater Settings
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Other Information
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Bruninga's ATGP web pagehttp://www.aprs.org/at-golden-packet.html
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Announcement Server: ANSRVRhttp://www.aprs.org/cqsrvr.html
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RF Link Infohttp://www.hamradio.me/events/AT_Golden_Packet_Event/
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Google Earth/Maps Linkhttp://www.hamradio.me/events/AT_Golden_Packet_Event/details/atgp.kml
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Station Objects at aprs.fihttp://tinyurl.com/q4pxllx
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Points Near Springer-#1
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UserMTSANO-1Mt SanoALKJ4OVRPatrick DuranDrive-upTT4 TNC to Yaesu 2800MTBD50 W?MTSANO904-207-4447
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UserSTNMTN-1Stone MountainGA?STNMTN
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UserLOKOUT-1Lookout MountainGA?LOKOUT
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UserSAWNEE-1Sawnee MtnGA?SAWNEE
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UserHSVMS-1HuntsvilleALMonte SanoN8DEUTim CunninghamResidentKenwood TM-D71011 ele yagi and Ringo50WyesN8DEU-12566039351HSVMS-1HSVMS-1
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UserBTBALD-1Brasstown BaldGA?BTBALD
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