CQ CQ Calling all radio hams coming to Burning Man 2011

CQ CQ Calling all radio hams coming to Burning Man 2011

Postby k1lpi » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:46 pm

[b]CQ CQ[/b] Calling all happy hamsters coming to Burning Man 2011. Bigger and better than Field Day! Looking for ideas: create a village? Set up a big field day type operation? A radio school? Radio exams?
73 de K1LPI
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Postby Risky » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:44 pm

Check out the 2010 info from Black Rock Amateur Radio Association

Burning HAM's Amateur Radio Society -

While these are past events, there's a lot of contact info there.
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Postby Major Krash » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:52 pm

video from one side of the Playa to the other (or deep playa to Center Camp, etc) would be neat...
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Postby rodiponer » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:12 pm

And blackrock-hams mailing list:

There was a ton of APRS traffic last year, with a gateway that covered the playa so we were able to text other hams who were in Reno and etc.

It was also fun to chat with other people during Exodus.
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kc6ooe returning to BRC

Postby DeusRegit » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:57 pm

I'll be returning to BRC for Rites of Passage - no art installation or volunteering for anything this year, just enjoying and participating.
For some ideas on HF work at BRC, check out my website at www.burningmanzeroseven.com and click on BM 2007. Also www.kc6ooe.com
I got up to snuff a couple years back with WinLink 2000 as an alternative to email on the playa. Not bad if you have the money for the PACTOR TNC and you can hit the HF stations.
Working WinLink off the VHF stations is real nice but I don't know if they can be accessed from BRC.
CU on the playa!
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Postby Risky » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:51 pm

There's a wide-area VHF repeater in Gerlach, Nevada. The frequency is 145.230(-), PL is 123. It's located in the Granites about 10 miles north of Gerlach and the approximate mobile coverage is from Leadville to Soldier Meadows to the Jackson Mountains and south to about Nixon. Coverage into the Reno area is unlikely but both the 147.030 and 146.880 repeaters cover much of the Black Rock and reach into Reno.
This repeater is a solar site with battery back-up so use simplex when possible if you are up there.
This repeater is sponsored by the Friends of the Black Rock, www.blackrockfriends.org. The repeater was made possible by contributions from SNARS, N7KP, Friends, N2CRM, the High Rock Trekkers, W8KHU, and KD7YIM.
This repeater should provide useful coverage to both Gerlach area residents and recreational users. To prevent overuse, it will be turned off during Burning Man.
There is also an additional UHF repeater located in Gerlach on 444.175(+ 5000 MHz), PL of 100. This UHF repeater also includes a 911 phone patch and IRLP node # 7249. To use the phone patch for other calls, you must join their organization via www.cq-blackrock.org. They also have a simplex VHF IRLP node # 3075 at 146.700, PL of 100. Be sure to disconnect your Automatic Repeater Shift on this frequency! They also have APRS. Their repeater is located in Gerlach and has AC power, internet, phone access and similar amenities that are not available at the remote Granite Mountains site! This repeater will remain ON during Burning Man.
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