K2BSA On the Air from Philmont Scout Ranch

philmontarrowhead Philmont Scout Ranch has posted their expected operation frequencies for the 2016 summer.  Take a look at the post from the Philmont Amateur radio club. This is a great opportunity to support amateur radio operations at the scout ranch and support and promote amateur radio in scouting.






PSK31 USB Main Mode of Operation: 1.838 (occasional operation), 3.580 (occasional operation), 7.070 and 7.080. 10.140, 14.070, 18.100, 21.070, 21.080, 24.920, 28.120.

VOICE SSB: 80m 3.940 & 3.690 (3.920-3.940 Extra Segment), 40m 7.180-7.200, 40m 7.270-7.290, 20m 14.270-14.290, 20m 14.320-14.340, 17m 18.120-18.150, 15m 21.360-21.400, 12m 24.960-24.980, 10m 28.350-28.400 (Includes Novice & Techs), 6m 50.160-50.200.

EchoLink Node JOTA-365.

FSQ HF Frequencies Region 2 80m 3594 kHz USB (sunset to sunrise) 40m 7104 kHz USB (sunrise to sunset) 30m 10144 kHz USB (local day, DX night)

IRLP Node 9091

DMR Make contact and move to DMR-MARC UA talk groups or to the DCI TAC-310 talk group

D-STAR Reflector REF033A

2 Meter FM Simplex Calling Frequency 146.52

70 CM FM Simplex Calling Frequency 446.000

Local Area Repeaters & Frequencies: TAOS ARC main call and monitoring frequency 147.120 + 67PL 147.140 + 67PL Taos Ski Mega-Link 444.350 + 100 Iron Mountain Eagle Nest Mega-Link 444.975 + 123PL Taos Ski Valley (Enchanted Circle Link) 147.340 + 100PL Angel Fire (Enchanted Circle Link) 145.390 – 100PL Red River (Enchanted Circle Link) 146.500 & 146.52 Simplex 147.2800 + 100PL Raton Mega-Link 446.7750 – D-STAR KD0RDI 147.200 + 67 Wagon Mound Mega-Link


See this link for more details

K2BSA/5 Philmont Operation Frequencies


Hamming It Up

K7DAA and KJ6VTP did a Field Day dry run with a new mobile tower recently aquired by KJ6VTP. This was the first time the mast was extended since the tower was acquired several weeks ago. The tower needed some repairs to limit switches, and need some overall TLC. There is some work to do, but the main functions of the tower work well. It is very exciting to have this new tool available to our group here in South County. For this exercise we were gauging how long it would take to arrive on station, deploy the tower, assemble the hexbeam, raise the tower, and get on the air. This was our first go of it, and we were on the air, with the 20 meter hexbeam at about 65′ (of the available 100′) in about an hour. At 4 PM, we were able to make several contacts with excellent signal reports from an FT-857 that we ran with battery power. Next stop Field Day!

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