Outdoor Ham Radio Adventure at Big Bend National Park

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W5KV, Jul 30, 2017.

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  1. W5KV

    W5KV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Continuing to spread the word about this wonderful program...

    Worldwide Flora & Fauna - Parks on the Air

    Join me as I activate Big Bend National Park.

    One of the most remote places in the lower 48!

     
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  2. KA0CZW

    KA0CZW Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    We were amazed at the size and remoteness of this park. We spent 4 days here in our RV along with my brother in his RV. Explored big time - Rio Grande - mountains - "front porch" and all. Didn't get on the air though. Worth a visit!

    KA0CZW & KA0TXX
     
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  3. KB2UEW

    KB2UEW Ham Member QRZ Page

    thanks nice video 73 my friend
     
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  4. WB1E

    WB1E Ham Member QRZ Page

    Good deal Johnny! Great video, editing and all. Wishing there is some decent rock hunting there at the Big Bend park in addition to setting up a field station. Hope to see you at Belton sometime.

    73, Doug
    N5DMC
     
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  5. W5KV

    W5KV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks all! This trip was lots of fun, was definitely a 'checkmark' on the ole' bucket list!
     
  6. K5KTF

    K5KTF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Nice video! From what I know, you only saw part of the park, because the place is HUGE. We had guys go work the Big Bend 50K race they used to hold there (now in the state park to the west). Now that I have a camper myself, I hope to make it down there maybe next year. Maybe see y'all at Summerfest this weekend! (Ill be there)
     
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  7. VE3XKZ

    VE3XKZ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I was vacationing at BB last April and camping at Rio Grande Village. I set up my ic7300 outside with a transworld antenna spent 2 days making contacts.
    Althought I was not registered with Worldwide Flora & Fauna - Parks on the Air, qso's were interested in contacting someone at this location. All great fun.
    Did I mention it was hot...102f in the shade. Because we are from Canada I was using my call sign with a /W5 suffix.
    Thanks for your post.




     
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  8. W3AAX

    W3AAX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks K5ACL! Glad you are having a lot of fun. parksontheair.com for more information.
     
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