Re: How did the operating guidelines work out?
Ron Galbraith - N0EC <n0ec@...>
I don't think there was a problem with the band plan so to speak, but thetoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
problem is with education with those who are operating, and trying to
contact the peaks. The guys who are on Pikes Peak, or Mt. Evans, or other
peaks with their cars, don't really seem to understand how difficult it is
for those of us climbing the peaks, and how little time we usually have.
Personally I'd like to see a sort of "net control" set up on Pikes Peak with
a dedicated frequency up there, with someone listening all the time, and no
rag chewing. When a peak is activated, there will be at least one station
with great coverage who can then relay the fact that the new peak is on. It
would be nice to be checking in with net control from time to time while
climbing too, and a progress of some of the peaks could be updated for
everyone, or even for emergency reasons. The other suggestion I would have
is to have an experienced operator doing the net control, and one who is
familiar with weak signal operations, or at least have someone experienced
listening, or helping out. It took me quite some time to even get any ones
attention from Longs Peak this year, and I never did contact Pikes Peak. I
had other "murphys law" stuff to deal with this year, but plan to be real
serious next year, including ssb equipment.
Ron - N0EC
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Witte KB0CY" <list@...>
Sent: Monday, October 08, 2001 7:06 AM
Subject: Re: [ham14er] How did the operating guidelines work out?