View Full Version : AT Golden Packet Event

05-15-2009, 17:24
Bob Bruninga (the moving force behind APRS) is organizing an attempt to get an RF packet the entire length of the AT on Sunday, July 26.

The purpose of the event is to field enough amateur radio emergency communications teams on mountain peaks in the Eastern USA to be able to communicate packets and APRS messages from end-to-end of the Appalachian Trail. Normally considered a 2000 mile hike, the RF path is on the order of only 1200 miles. They hope to do this in only 14 hops

Any amateur radio operators hiking along the AT at that time who might be interested in participating (or observing the effort) are encouraged to check out http://aprs.org/at-golden-packet.html for the details.