Amateur Radio Support
24 Hours in the Old Pueblo
2018

Official "24 Hours in the Old Pueblo" Website

Event Location and Schedule:

24 HoP Weekly Nets

RST extends its gratitude to the Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club (OVARC) for allowing us to use their repeater system. We will be using these repeaters to keep our volunteers informed and up-to-date with the latest information regarding 24 HoP.
Date     Day    Start Time
14-January  Sunday   7:00pm (0200 Zulu)
21-January  Sunday   7:00pm (0200 Zulu)
28-January  Sunday   7:00pm (0200 Zulu)
04-February  Sunday   7:00pm (0200 Zulu)
11-February  Sunday   7:00pm (0200 Zulu)

OVARC Repeater Information:

Listerserver Subscription

Google Groups
24 HOP ARS Listserver
Email:
Visit this group

Latest Updates

(21-Jan-2018 OLW)

Latest schedule updates

Mission Statement

Amateur Radio Operations will be used to aid in the health and welfare of the event participants by providing site wide communication to the event and medical staff.

Communications Coordinators

Owen Watson, AK7W
Phone: 520-891-OWEN
Email: ak7w.owen@gmail.com

Steve Lane, KY7K
Email: ky7k@arrl.net

Maps, GPS Data, Job Descriptions & FAQ

Regional Map

Regional Map

 

Area Map

Area Map

Job Descriptions

Task/Team Descriptions

GPS

Topofusion GPX file link

ARO Map

ARO Trail Route (PDF)

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ)

Event Frequency Information

Primary UHF FM Simplex Frequency: 446.200 MHz, PL 100.0Hz
Secondary VHF FM Simplex Frequency: 147.560 MHz, PL 100.0Hz
APRS Frequency: 144.390 MHz

Rules:

(1) Net-Control has operational control of all aspects of the net. This is a directed net.

(2) Fielded Fixed Stations MUST have a full sized, pl tone capable, UHF/VHF mobile radio with a full sized mobile antenna. Handy Scratchies are optional.

(3) Roving Stations MUST have a minimum of a pl tone capable, UHF/VHF handy-scratchy. Bring plenty of batteries!!

(4) GPS Coordinates WILL be reported to net-control using the WGS84 Datum, Latitude and Longitude reported in degrees/decimal minutes. Use of a GPS is optional.

Directions to Net-Control

From ORACLE Junction: the intersection of HWY 79 with HWY 77 (a.k.a Oracle HWY):

(1) When you reach Oracle Junction, initially try to check in with Net-Control using the primary UHF frequency. If there is no response then try using the VHF frequency. Continue attempting to make contact with net-control until you get checked into the net (do not forget your PL tone).

(2) As you are heading from Oracle Junction to Oracle, proceed 4.8 +/- 0.2 miles down HWY 77 to the Willow Springs Road intersection. You will turn left (NORTH)onto Willow Springs Road.

(3) You will travel 9.3 +/- 0.2 miles on Willow Springs Road and do a nasty little 150-ish degree hairpin turn onto 24HOP way. Be careful, this turn off is VERY easy to miss. But during the event there will be an official check-in tent set up (food donations are here) and so it will be a no brainer to see where the turn off is at.

(4) Once you are on 24HOP way, Net-Control is located 1.62 +/- .01 miles from the hairpin turn.

(5) Electronic MAPS and GPS data are provided above, simply scroll up and download them as you see fit.

Operations Schedule

Shift Day & Time Station Operators
 
  Friday Pre-Ops KB7JWR, AG7GS, AF9W, AK7W, KE7RQB, KG7TPD, KY7K, W7TRA, WE7DOG
  Saturday Pre-Ops AG7GS, AF9W, AK7W, KE7RQB, KG7TPD, KY7K, W7TRA, WE7DOG
 
1 Saturday Net Control AF9W, AK7W
    Liason AG7LM, KG7EXA
  1200 Hrs 7 Bravo AC7DS, K7VFJ, KA7VPR, N7AKC
  to Charlie WE7DOG, KI7KJP
  1600Hrs Echo KG7QCJ, N7BXX, KE7RQB
    Hotel SARDI, AF7XQ
    India TBD
    Rovers W7KKM-s, KI7SPX-k, KB7JWR-m, AG7GS-m, KG7EXA-hb, W7TRA-ar, W7CAZ, KI7KJP-b, KC7ADR, KB1KES-b
 
2 Saturday Net Control AF9W, AK7W
    Liason TBD
  1600 Hrs 7 Bravo AC7DS, K7VFJ, KA7VPR, N7AKC
  to Charlie WE7DOG, KI7KJP
  2000Hrs Echo KG7QCJ, N7BXX, KE7RQB
    Hotel SARDI, AF7XQ
    India AL7KE
    Rovers W7KKM-s, KI7SPX-k, KB7JWR-m, AG7GS-m, KG7EXA-hb, W7TRA-ar, W7CAZ, KI7KJP-b, KC7ADR, KB1KES-b
 
3 Saturday Net Control AF9W, AK7W
    Liason TBD
  2000 Hrs 7 Bravo TBD
  to Charlie KG7TPD, WE7DOG, KI7KJP
  0000 Hrs Echo KG7QCJ, N7BXX, KE7RQB
  Sunday Hotel SARDI, AF7XQ
    India AL7KE
    Rovers W7KKM-s, KB7JWR-m, AG7GS-m, K7VFJ-m, KG7EXA-hb, W7TRA-ar, W7CAZ,, KI7KJP-b, KC7ADR
 
4 Sunday Net Control AF9W, AK7W
    Liason TBD
  0000 Hrs 7 Bravo K4WBR, KI7KJP
  to Charlie KG7TPD
  0400Hrs Echo N7BXX, KE7RQB
    Hotel SARDI, AF7XQ
    India AL7KE
    Rovers W7KKM-s, AG7GS-m, KG7EXA-hb, W7TRA-ar, W7CAZ, KI7KJP-b, KC7ADR
 
5 Sunday Net Control AF9W, AK7W
    Liason TBD
  0400 Hrs 7 Bravo K4WBR
  to Charlie KG7TPD, KI7KJP
  0800Hrs Echo N7BXX, KE7RQB
    Hotel SARDI, AF7XQ
    India AL7KE
    Rovers W7KKM-s, AG7GS-m, KG7EXA-hb, W7TRA-ar, W7CAZ, KI7KJP-b, KC7ADR
 
6 Sunday Net Control AF9W, AK7W
    Liason AG7LM
  0800 Hrs 7 Bravo K7VFJ
  to Charlie WE7DOG, KI7KJP
  1200Hrs Echo N7BXX, KE7RQB
    Hotel SARDI, AF7XQ
    India AL7KE
    Rovers AC7DS-b, W7KKM-s, AG7GS-m, KG7EXA-hb, W7TRA-ar, KI7KJP-b
 
7 Sunday Post Ops W7KKM, AG7GS, AF9W, AK7W, KE7RQB, KY7K, W7TRA
 
OST as required   KC7ZMX, KY7K, W7IJ
 
Mesh as required  
 
To Be Assigned     TBD

Rover suffixes:
-ar  As Required
-k   New to 24 HoP
-m  4 Wheel Vehicle
-h   Hike
-b   Bike
-s   SAG wagon

 

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