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    Default Summit Radio Expeditions

    I'm curious to know if any past or present staff or volunteers are ham radio operators and whether or not they've done any operating from the top? That elevation would certainly be nice.

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    I'm not aware of any recent staff members who have done this, but maybe there's someone out there from the past who knows...

    Indoor reception is limited by the northern orientation of the building and the thick concrete walls. When I was an intern, though, I could hear CBC radio loud and clear. I also got an AM station that I think was out of Rochester, NY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpmcd
    I'm curious to know if any past or present staff or volunteers are ham radio operators and whether or not they've done any operating from the top? That elevation would certainly be nice.

    Tim (ARS N9PUZ)
    Growing up in RI I used to listen to ham operators all over the world at night. The summit would be such a great location. How about becoming a volunteer and seeing how it works - and give us updates here on the forum?
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    well i would give it a try but all i have is a handheld for 2 meter
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    Joe Dodge brought shortwave to the top in 1926. The lower bands of Ham are in these frequencies.
    Joe Dodge,Crystal falls,HoJo's,Tuckermans,Headwall,
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    I am licensed, but have little or no equipment. I will be up at the summit as a volunteer in late March, and would be willing to give someone's handheld a try.

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    Thanks for the reminder that I really should get a new license one of these days

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    Default Mt Washington repeater

    There is a ham repeater on the summit:

    Location Output Offset Input AutoPatch/PL Call Sign
    Mt Washington 146.655 - 146.055 100.0 W1NH
    List of repeaters in NH:
    http://www.artscipub.com/repeaters/s...-Hampshire.asp

    A former staff member by the name of Al is K1OIQ and we have a current trustee named Mack whose call sign is W1PNR.

    Thanks to Pete S for the tip and Ken R (offline) for the information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    Growing up in RI I used to listen to ham operators all over the world at night. The summit would be such a great location. How about becoming a volunteer and seeing how it works - and give us updates here on the forum?
    My wife and I visited for a day in October of 2007, just before it was closed down for the winter. I think it would be very interesting to volunteer but it's a long way from Central Illinois.

    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpmcd
    My wife and I visited for a day in October of 2007, just before it was closed down for the winter. I think it would be very interesting to volunteer but it's a long way from Central Illinois.

    Tim
    Steve is doing it from Florida. If I could cook I would be doing it from NC. Go for it!
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