Pack Rat Nets
|TIME (Local)||Frequency||Net Control Station||Alternate Net Control Station|
|7:30 PM||50.145Mhz||N3RG (FM29ki)||WA3QPX|
|8:00 PM||144.150Mhz||K3GNC (FN20ja)|
|8:30 PM||222.125Mhz||KB1JEY (FN20je)|
|8:30 PM||224.58R||W3GXB (FN20jm)||KB1JEY|
|9:00 PM||432.110Mhz||WB2RVX (FM29mt)||WA3GFZ|
|7:30 PM||*902 and Above||K3TUF (FN10we)|
June Contest Information and Pictures
The Pack Rat Camelback June Contest Handbook (.PDF) MS Word Version (.DOC)
The Pack Rat Camelback June Contest Handbook (.PDF)
MS Word Version (.DOC)
Each June finds the Pack Rats at some remote location with three yellow rental trucks full of radio equipment. The Pack Rats have been operating as a club during the June QSO Party contest for over 35 years. For about the first 20 years it was from the old civic grounds in the center of Hilltown, PA, EPA Section. Then it was Valley Forge Mountain, PA (EPA Section) , Spruce Knob, WVA (4863 Feet) (FM08), Chestnut Ridge (2405 feet) near Taterville, PA (Clearfield County) in FN01 and most recently from atop Camelback Mountain, Big Pocono State Park in Tannersville, PA (FN21). The pictures below are a small sample of the Pack Rat contest efforts over the years.
Pack Rat Beacons
FM29JW N 39o 57.266' W 75o 10.733' Philadelphia, PA
N 39o 57.266' W 75o 10.733'
The Pack Rats operate VHF/UHF/Microwave beacons which serve as propagation indicators and allow weak signal operators to test their receivers even when there is no other activity on the bands. The Beacons are located on top of a high rise building in center city Philadelphia in grid square FM29JW.
|Frequency||903.072 MHz||1296.264 MHz||2304 MHz||3456.200 MHz||5760 MHz||10368.034 MHZ|
|Power Level||5 Watts||5 Watts||NA||5 Watts||NA||1/2 Watt|
|Antenna||Little Wheel||Alford Slot||16 Slot||32 Slot|
Latest W3SZ Beacon Frequency Observations - Excel Spreadsheet
Warning: Do not use these frequencies to calibrate your pace maker.
The beacons are in an unheated/uncooled room and are subject to day to day frequency changes. Use common sense.