OVARC National Parks on the Air - Chiricahua National Monument (MN19)

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Chiricahua National Monument (MN19)

October 29, 2016

The club will be activating Chiricahua National Monument Monument (MN19) as W7AI on October 29, 2016 using HF CW, SSB, and digital modes as part of the ARRL National Parks on the Air Program. More information on the National Parks on the Air program can be seen at https://npota.arrl.org/index.php

The monument officials have given us permission to operate from the Massai Point, however, we can only have a limited number of vehicles parked in the Massai Point parking lot. We will meet at the visitor center parking lot at 8:15 - 8:25 to arrange car pools then go up to Massai Point to set up and be on the air by 9AM. 

The eastern Arizona (EARS) repeaters that may be reachable from the parking lot and the Massai Point parking lot are:

Mule Mountain (near Bisbee) 147.08 + PL 141.3

Heliograph Peak (near Safford)  146.860 - PL 141.3

or try simplex 146.520 from parking lot. 

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OVARC National Parks on the Air -Fort Bowie National Historic Site (NS18)

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Fort Bowie National Historic Site (NS18)

September 17, 2016

The club will be activating Fort Bowie National Historic Site (NS18) as W7AI on September 17, 2016 using HF CW, SSB, and digital modes as part of the ARRL National Parks on the Air Program. More information on the National Parks on the Air program can be seen at https://npota.arrl.org/index.php

More details on the event to follow.  

A National Park Pass is required to enter the grounds. These can be purchased at the Visitor Center.  An annual park pass is also available.  

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OVARC National Parks on the Air - Tumacacori National Historic Park HP45

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Tumacacori National Historic Park HP45

August 25, 2016

The club will be activating Tumacacori National Historic Park HP45 as W7AI on August 25, 2016 using HF CW, SSB, and digital modes as part of the ARRL National Parks on the Air Program. More information on the National Parks on the Air program can be seen at https://npota.arrl.org/index.php

We hope to get there at 0-dark-30, be on the air by 0600 and wrap things up by 1000 to beat the heat.  We’ll set up in the parking lot north of the park entrance.  Coffee and donuts will be provided.  Tom, W8TK, will bring all equipment.  

A National Park Pass is required to enter the grounds. These can be purchased at the Visitor Center.  An annual park pass is also available.  

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OVARC National Parks on the Air - Tumacacori National Historic Park HP45

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Tumacacori National Historic Park HP45

March 19, 2016

The club will be activating Tumacacori National Historic Park HP45 as W7AI on March 19, 2016 using HF CW, SSB, and digital modes as part of the ARRL National Parks on the Air Program. More information on the National Parks on the Air program can be seen at https://npota.arrl.org/index.php

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OVARC National Parks on the Air - Juan Batista Trail TR13

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Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail - TR13

April 16, 2016

The club will be activating Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail as W7AI on April 16, 2016 using HF CW, SSB, and digital modes as part of the ARRL National Parks on the Air Program. More information on the National Parks on the Air program can be seen at https://npota.arrl.org/index.php

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