Help Needed for Ham Hike in Virginia

This post is an all call for any ham radio operators in the Northern Virginia – Maryland – West Virginia area.

Bob Bruninga is organizing the second annual Golden Packet event up and down the Appalachian Trail along with some new West Coast trail activity. Last year the Virginia team was successful in placing an APRS packet repeater on White Rock Cliff. We desire to repeat the process again this year.

Details on the White Rock Cliff ARPS station are on Bob’s site…

Particularly needed is a backup APRS radio, like the Kenwood D700/D710 along with a 7 AH GelCell along with the Hiker to haul it up the mountain.

If you would like to join the hikers in this ham endeavor, please contact John, KX4O, at

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