Big Bend National Park Activations planned this weekend!
July 28-29. I’m going to attempt to activate the park tonight after I get to the park & get settled in. This will give me the opportunity to work a park activation a little bit later in the evening, and when its a bit cooler. The next day I plan on activating either Emory Peak or Casa Grande Peak.
Big Bend National Park WWFF-KFF: KFF-0006
SOTA Identifiers: Emory Peak-W5T/CI-001 or Casa Grande-W5T/CI-003
Whichever summit I activate will be entirely dependent upon which one I think I can tackle in relatively decent time because I want to spend some time in the park as well. There is absolutely no cell reception in Big Bend, so it will be hard for me to update any further or even spot myself, but if I am able I will post in the WWFF-KFF/POTA Facebook Group. Round trip distance to Emory Peak from the trail head is just over 9 miles, distance for Casa Grande is about 4-6 miles, so Casa Grande is looking a bit more appealing…
July 29, 2017 (0200 UTC) will be my ETA for WWFF/KFF-POTA activation. Planned bands 2/20/30/40/80 (Bringing my Wolf River Coil so I can work other bands if needed). FM/SSB & Digi modes planned. 100w max.
July 29, 2017 (1500 UTC) will be my ETA for the SOTA activation. Planned bands 2/17/20/40. Mag loop for HF & Elk Beam for VHF. I will point my beam towards El Paso to start. SSB & FM only. 15w max.
Always appreciate spotting if you can hear me! Follow me on APRS!
73 & Good DX to everyone this weekend!