2002 Colorado 14er Event Announcement
Bob Witte, K0NR <list@...>
14er Event List,
Please pass this along to clubs, nets and interested people.
- Bob K0NR
2002 Colorado 14er Event
Amateur Radio Fun in the Colorado Mountains
Sunday, August 25, 2002
Amateur Radio operators from around Colorado will be climbing many
of Colorado's 14,000-foot mountains to set up amateur radio stations
in an effort to communicate with other radio amateurs across the
state and around the world. Join in on the fun Sunday, August 25th
and see how many of the mountaintop stations you can contact.
The prime operating hours are from approximately 9 AM to noon
local time (1500 to 1800 UTC), but activity may occur at other
times during the day. Most mountaintop stations will be running
low power handheld radios. Stations running high power need to
keep in mind that they can interfere with stations they cannot hear.
Radio operators with 14er hiking experience who wish to
participate should indicate their intent at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ham14er/, send an e-mail
to info@... or contact Bob KNR,
(719) 488-0859. To subscribe to the event mailing list,
visit the yahoo groups site.
Frequencies used during the event
The 2M FM band plan uses a "primary frequency and QSY up"
approach. Frequencies are no longer assigned by mountain range.
The primary 2M FM frequency is 147.42 MHz. At the beginning
of the event, operators should try calling on 147.42 MHz.
As activity increases on that frequency, operators should
move up the frequency using the standard channel spacing
used in Colorado (15 kHz). The next standard simplex frequency
up from 147.42 MHz is 147.435 MHz, followed by 147.45, 147.465,
147.480, 147.495, 147.51, 147.525, 147.54, 147.555, 147.57 MHz.
As activity increases, operators should spread out on the band.
As activity decreases, operators should move back closer
to the primary simplex frequency.
This year, we are using the Colorado Connection Repeater system
for passing information and coordinating the event. Be sure to
share the repeater system with other users and
DO NOT USE THE SYSTEM FOR GENERAL CONTACTS WITH MOUNTAINTOP STATIONS.
Frequency (MHz) Comments
147.42 Primary 2M FM Frequency, then up in 15 kHz steps
223.5 Primary 222 MHz FM frequency
446.000 Primary 70 cm FM frequency
446.025 Alternate 70 cm FM frequency
52.525 Primary 6M FM frequency
1294.5 Primary 1.2 GHz FM frequency
144.200 2M SSB calling frequency
50.125 6M SSB calling frequency
14.060 20M CW Frequency
21.060 15M CW Frequency
28.060 10M CW Frequency
14.260 20M SSB Frequency
21.330 15M SSB Frequency
28.350 10M SSB Frequency
Other Bands/Modes Standard calling frequencies and/or band plans apply.
Warning: Climbing mountains is inherently a dangerous activity.
Do not attempt this without proper training, equipment and preparation.
For Colorado Connection Repeater frequencies see http://www.colcon.org
Sponsored by The Colorado 14er Event Task Force
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"Bob Witte, KNR" wrote:
14er Event List,