Grand Canyon Activations Extravaganza

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KG5AHJ, Aug 11, 2022.

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  1. KG5AHJ

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  2. AD7J

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    Nice video but would be great to discuss the radio and antenna used while activating.
     
  3. KG5AHJ

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    Thats a good point, i will address that in the future.
     
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  4. N8JJM

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    LOVE POTA!!! Thanks for the vids Frank. Keep them coming. 73, Joshua N8JJM
     
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  5. KA1YBS

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    I once hit an APRS digipeater that was run by a park ranger on the South Rim, from the bank of the Colorado river, near Phantom Ranch. I used a Diamond SRH-77CA and a tiger tail wire, 5W on a Yaesu VX-8R. One of my favorite hikes in the world is Bright Angel down and South Kaibab up, or vice-versa... never gets old!

    I once exchanged pseudo-CW via flashlight with someone on the s. rim while I was down the bottom. We repeated some patterns a few times. That was my longest light-wave DX, LOL.

    I love SOTA, however the Grand Canyon would be better served as "Canyon on the Air" :cool:
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2022
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  6. KJ7OEC

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    Looks like fun!
     
  7. KG5AHJ

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    It was a blast, I still have one more video left. Its going to have to wait because Huntsville is THIS WEEK.
     
  8. HB9EPC

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    LOVE POTA!!! Thanks for the vids Frank. Keep them coming. 73, HB9EPC :rolleyes:
     
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  9. KG7HVR

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    I parked in the watch tower parking lot may 2016 with a icom 706 and 2 40m hamsticks on a paint pole 17 feet tall and worked several nets on 40m. People went nutts on omiss and 3905 century club. I got qsl cards for a long time after that. If you scroll down my page you will see a picture of the subaru I had back then with the paint pole and ham sticks on dipole bracket. Grand canyon area is awesome for portable.
    73
     
  10. GM4BRB

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    I think a trek to Vall├ęs Marineris would be more of a satisfactory work-out.
     

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