NRA’s 141th Birthday
The Yavapai Amateur Radio Club will operate a special event station November 17, 2012, in celebration of the NRA’s 141st birthday. The station will operate from the Gunsite Academy’s 2,000-acre campus north of Prescott, AZ. The special event call sign will be K7NRA, an FCC-licensed amateur radio station. It will conduct operations on the following amateur frequencies from 1500Z to 2400Z. The event will operate on 7.250, 14.050, 14.250 and 21.335 MHz. A unique NRA/Gunsite certificate will be provided to those stations contacted during the event. QSL with a 9" x 12" self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
PO Box 11994
Prescott, AZ 86304
All amateur stations, especially those operated by NRA members and Gunsite alumni, are urged to participate.
Operations are at K7GST’s (Buz Mills) shack in his large garage. Buz’s address is 3300 West Ravengard Road.
Take Rt. 89 north from Prescott to Rolling Hills Rd. (at about the 335 1/4 mile mark). Turn west on Rolling Hills Rd. and then turn right at the top of the rise (you’ll see a small Gunsite sign with the raven on it) and follow the road to Gunsite. After entering through the Gunsite gate, stay on the road and bear left (actually, straight ahead) instead of turning right into the Gunsite main facility when you come to it. Stay on this road to 3300 (well marked). Turn right at the 3300 marker following the lane to the gate. Press the call button at this gate and it will be opened (It may already be open.). The barn is under the big tower at the top of the hill. Drive through the gate and straight up the hill to the barn.
Be aware that the speed limit on Rolling Hills Rd. is only 25 mph and it is reported the police keep an eye on speeders. It is too easy to drive faster than that, as it is a rural paved road.
For more information, contact:
John Broughton, WB9VGJ