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Ham Radio Monitoring in BBRSP?

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Offline BlindWilly

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Ham Radio Monitoring in BBRSP?
« on: September 16, 2018, 01:12:40 PM »
Hi Ranger Tim,
Do you guys use Ham Radio's in the park to monitor and/or talk to the folks out in the wilderness?
One or two of my group have them on  their rigs, we were curious if you have a setup at Sauceda.
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Offline Ranger Tim

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Re: Ham Radio Monitoring in BBRSP?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2018, 09:02:38 AM »
We do not. While we have a radio system at BBRSP, it is not terribly effective owing to the geography of the park. Typically, in an emergency, we augment the system with satellite phones, but those are rarely very effective either. Yet another reason to make good decisions and remember where you are when you are visiting the park.
"The greatest happiness possible to man ... is to become civilized, to know the pageant of the past, to love the beautiful,... and then, retaining animal instincts and appetites, to live in the wilderness"
- J. Frank Dobie

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Re: Ham Radio Monitoring in BBRSP?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2018, 12:18:46 PM »
Thank you.
Yup, we have them as they have a better range than the CB's we use.
I'm still studying for my exam. Hopefully by this holiday.
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Offline Owl

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Re: Ham Radio Monitoring in BBRSP?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2018, 06:54:30 AM »
It looks like the Big Bend Amateur Radio Club maintains a wide-area linked repeater system.  Info here:  http://www.bigbendarc.com/repeaters/


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Re: Ham Radio Monitoring in BBRSP?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2018, 02:57:43 PM »
... and as a member of BBARC, I and others monitor the Christmas mountain repeater.   Get your 2 meter license and you can chat all day on our repeaters (but please don't!)

Don't be shy about yelling for help if you really need it.  I may do nothing more than turn your info over to the Park Ranges or the Sheriff but at least I'm step in getting you the help you may need.

Al // KG5HEJ

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Re: Ham Radio Monitoring in BBRSP?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2018, 12:53:50 PM »
... and as a member of BBARC, I and others monitor the Christmas mountain repeater.   Get your 2 meter license and you can chat all day on our repeaters (but please don't!)

Don't be shy about yelling for help if you really need it.  I may do nothing more than turn your info over to the Park Ranges or the Sheriff but at least I'm step in getting you the help you may need.

Al // KG5HEJ
Thank you sir!  I passed this on to my buddies that currently are HAMS.
"No matter where you go, there you are"
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Re: Ham Radio Monitoring in BBRSP?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2018, 02:23:04 PM »
... and as a member of BBARC, I and others monitor the Christmas mountain repeater.   Get your 2 meter license and you can chat all day on our repeaters (but please don't!)

Don't be shy about yelling for help if you really need it.  I may do nothing more than turn your info over to the Park Ranges or the Sheriff but at least I'm step in getting you the help you may need.

Al // KG5HEJ
Thank you sir!  I passed this on to my buddies that currently are HAMS.
Most of my buddies are hams.

 


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