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Jeff Davis County frequencies needed due to no coms/ death.

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Offline 19dsniper

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Re: Jeff Davis County frequencies needed due to no coms/ death.
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2017, 01:17:01 PM »
Just a quick update if anyone is interested at all. We just got back from our trip and everything went very well. The staff absolutely put safety first and at no time did i feel as if we were going to have any safety related or even heat related problems. I ended up speaking with some of their staff upon arrival. One of which was a medic. He was quite surprised that with all the questions he was asking everyone about humidity levels, elevation, emergency treatment, etc, that i had the answers to all his questions. Apparently i did alright when preparing for the program that we were about to start. Anyways after speaking with him and spending a little time with some of the other staff members, the discussion of radio coverage come up. I was able to help one of them actually reprogram one of his personal radios. After that and also helping another one with making a counterpoise (after he had questions about mine) we started to discuss radios, equipment, frequencies, and repeaters. As it turns out, the ranch already had 3 ranch repeaters with access to a 4th HAM repeater for those that were licensed hams. After that unfortunate incident last month, they have now added an additional repeater link on the far side of the ranch to give them additional coverage in the back country. I have received a list of all the frequencies and tones directly from the ranch. Anyone who may be interested in these, PM me and we will figure out how to verify the need for them. Not to sound entitled, but I'm not going to publish them publicly and don't plan on giving them to everyone. If you are a Scout Master, or adult leader for an upcoming trip, PM me and then we can move over to our Scouting.org email to verify information before i send anything. The last thing they need is random people on their frequencies as its a huge deal to get everything switched over if they start having problems on the air.

On to other things, we were able to go swimming at the "Notch" on all days except for 1 because of lighting. It was absolutely incredible and regardless of the heat, the water temperature was "brisk" to say the least! Every day it was downright COLD! luckily we were able to adjust to it within a few minutes. We were allowed to swim for up to 3 hours a day (programs depending) and it was something that everyone was appreciative of.

I don't want to take more of everyones time, but if anyone is interested, I may come back and update with some pictures of the Indian paintings, the Needle, etc.
Thanks for all the replies and help guys and galls!

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Re: Jeff Davis County frequencies needed due to no coms/ death.
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2017, 01:28:18 PM »
Well done, man. :great:  And, yes, I'd love to see your pics and read more details. Thanks!
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Re: Jeff Davis County frequencies needed due to no coms/ death.
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2017, 07:28:17 PM »
Great news and congrats on a successful outing! Would love to see pics!
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Re: Jeff Davis County frequencies needed due to no coms/ death.
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2017, 07:59:27 PM »
Glad it all worked out.  And, yes, bring on the pics!

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Re: Jeff Davis County frequencies needed due to no coms/ death.
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2017, 04:44:08 PM »
ok, well time for me to go back to school. Ive been fighting with this thing trying to upload pictures for the last hour. I now have 3 different copies on my computer at different sizes. Im working on it. Give me time.

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Re: Jeff Davis County frequencies needed due to no coms/ death.
« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2017, 04:58:29 PM »
ok. I will have to get some help. Ive gone as far as opening the pictures and then taking a screen shot of them to reduce the file size and its still not working. I also previously opened the pictures and changed the settings to 1920x1080 which brought them down as far as 151 Kb and its still telling me the pictures are too large. Im giving up for now till i can get this figured out. Is there a post minimum that maybe i haven't reached?

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Re: Jeff Davis County frequencies needed due to no coms/ death.
« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2017, 05:29:31 PM »
ok. I will have to get some help. Ive gone as far as opening the pictures and then taking a screen shot of them to reduce the file size and its still not working. I also previously opened the pictures and changed the settings to 1920x1080 which brought them down as far as 151 Kb and its still telling me the pictures are too large. Im giving up for now till i can get this figured out. Is there a post minimum that maybe i haven't reached?
Not sure what is going on, but keep in mind that the file attachment feature was never intended for images, it's just that it is the quickest and easiest way to post them. Better to use an image hosting site and embed them. See http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/photography-gear-and-tips/how-to-post-pics-on-big-bend-chat!/

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Re: Jeff Davis County frequencies needed due to no coms/ death.
« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2017, 10:24:01 PM »
ok. I will have to get some help. Ive gone as far as opening the pictures and then taking a screen shot of them to reduce the file size and its still not working. I also previously opened the pictures and changed the settings to 1920x1080 which brought them down as far as 151 Kb and its still telling me the pictures are too large. Im giving up for now till i can get this figured out. Is there a post minimum that maybe i haven't reached?

What are you using to downsize the pic?
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Re: Jeff Davis County frequencies needed due to no coms/ death.
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2017, 03:26:44 PM »

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Re: Jeff Davis County frequencies needed due to no coms/ death.
« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2017, 03:35:07 PM »
« Last Edit: July 12, 2017, 06:47:35 PM by RichardM »

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Re: Jeff Davis County frequencies needed due to no coms/ death.
« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2017, 03:37:42 PM »

This was one of the BTSR staff members that was using a personal radio to connect to the BTSR repeaters.

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Re: Jeff Davis County frequencies needed due to no coms/ death.
« Reply #41 on: July 12, 2017, 03:39:12 PM »

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Re: Jeff Davis County frequencies needed due to no coms/ death.
« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2017, 03:40:46 PM »

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Re: Jeff Davis County frequencies needed due to no coms/ death.
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Re: Jeff Davis County frequencies needed due to no coms/ death.
« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2017, 05:30:17 PM »
19dsniper,
Wonderful pics!  It looks like a great place to take a Boy Scout Troop.  I've been watching this post  since you began it and have been quietly rooting for y'all.  I was in a very active Boy Scout troop.  We were a bunch of Louisiana country boys but our troop leaders were dedicated to getting us out to see as much as we could. Philmont, Northern Tier on the MN/Canada boundary waters, the Jamboree. . . I'd done them all and many other minor trips by the time I was 15.  I didn't even finish scouts (I got "too cool" and dropped out) but to this day I look back on those experiences as some of the greatest moments in my life.  I commend the efforts you took to make sure your boys could safely enjoy this beautiful place.  I will be waiting impatiently for years for my own baby boy to reach the age when he can be a Scout and go on some of these trips himself (with me tagging along, hopefully).


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