[amsat-bb] Re: Golden Packet 20 July gaps: Killington, VT and, Smokie Mountain!

Wayne Estes w9ae at charter.net
Fri Jul 5 13:06:07 PDT 2013

WB4APR wrote:

Only two Mountains remaining to be covered for this historic event.

Killington, Vermont and Clingman?s dome in the Great Smokies National
Park.  On Saturday, 20 July, Just drive up to the parking lots, set up a
small mast to clear the cars with an Omni dual band vertical and play 
APRS (and other) Radios for 4 hours starting at noon.

W9AE replies:

If you put up a fixed mast in a popular parking lot in Great Smoky 
Mountains National Park, it would likely take much less than 4 hours for 
a park ranger to tell you that you can't do that without a permit.

In general, U.S. National Parks have a uniform policy of NEVER issuing 
permits for temporary radio stations.

You could use antennas mounted on your vehicle, but the National Park 
Service does not tolerate ground-mounted "radio stations" in public places.

Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik

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