William Becknell Heritage Days Amateur Radio Club - Special Event Station

Commemorating the founding of the Santa Fe Trail by

William Becknell - Sept 1st. 1821


Transmitting on the Trail May & September 2019  Franklin, Missouri to Santa Fe, NM

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Current weather conditions will be posted on the days of operation.
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Active Site Locations - May 2019

Site #1 Franklin, Mo.

Franklin, Mo is the beginning location of the founding of the SFT.  We will have operators in the park for the two days of the event.  Spotting times on  ParksOnTheAir.com & DXHeat.com

Site #2 Independence, Mo.

The first major stop on the trail and where it eventually became the new starting location. McCoy Park will be the event site loaction. Spotting times on ParksOnTheAir.com & DXHeat.com

Site #3 Harmon Park, P.V. Ks.

Located in Prairie Village Kansas West of  78th & Mission Rd. is Harmon Park, Wagon Tracks are still visible here. Great location for our 3rd  site setup.

ParksOnTheAir.com & DXHeat.com

Site #4 Strang Park, O.P. Ks.

The HOME Site for our Event. Strang Park was a 1 day trip from Westport, Mo and a second day stop from Independence, Mo. Coordiantion of the event for all sites will be from here. Spotting times are listed on:

ParksOnTheAir.com  &  DXHeat.com

Site's #5 to #9 TBA

We are looking at up to 10 or more locations on the trail to be Site Activation Spots.  We have more than 50 prime Locations From Franklin, Mo to Santa FE, NM.


Help us by becoming a Site Coordinator and Activate a Location.

Site #10 TBA

Santa Fe, NM. is in the works to be site #10. We are waiting on confirmation from the Site Coordinator from that location.

We will Be Spotting Location Times and Frequencies on the following Websites

For DX Heat Link  Click Here > https://dxheat.com/

Parks On The Air - POTA - Click Here

Sign Up For Notifications

CLICK HERE for sign up for Notifcations about our Special Event Station Locations, Club Information, QSL Cards, etc. Our Club is William Becknell Heritage Days Ham Radio Club.

We will meet for setup at 7am on Saturday morning as we have several

 antennas and radios to set up.  
This is a 2 day event.  Our plan is to be on the air by 9am CDT 14:00 GMT on 

Saturday and work continuous  until 4pm CDT  21:00 GMT on Sunday.  Same Schedule for both event dates in May & September. Each of our additional trail 

locations will follow the same schedule.

wb0sft@gmail.com To contact our Amateur Radio Club coordinator send us an email.

E-Mail Coordinator

May 18 - 19 & Sept 7 - 8, 2019

Strang Park 88th Ter. & Farley, Overland Park, Ks.


•Contact on  15m  20m  40m  80m 160M    21.365 - 14.265 - 7.265 - 3.865. - 1.835 

•We will voice announce our CW Locations as they are being used.  

•From   09:00 CDT  May 19th to 17:00 CDT  May 20th  & Sept 9th & 10th

•CW frequencies Check these •21.065 - 14.065 - 7.060 - 3.520 - 1.820


FT-8 Frequencies and Times will be Posted here when available.

The location in the photo to the right is Strang Park. To the left just out of the photo is Farley Street and our address is 88thTer and Farley. The building at the top is the back side of the Johnson County Library on 87th Street Next to it on 87th is the Quick Trip on the West corner. 

As the event gets closer we will be able to give you the frequencies we are transmitting on and a time schedule for each. We will be looking at propagation reports to help with band openings. 

On Saturday at 5:30pm we will have a BBQ grill available for anyone who wants to bring their own food to cook. Sorry no alcoholic beverages allowed in the city park. 

Check Back Often for Updates

This is an Aerial view of the Location. Setup to the right of the tennis courts at the end of the sidewalk with the red centers. There is a pavilion in the trees bottom Left and antennas will be in the open area where the triangle of trees are. 

Additional Event Site Locations Wanted Along the Trail

We would like to establish additional Event Stations along the trail between now and Sept 2021.  
I have added as files 2 maps. They show about 60 potential site locations on the trail. 

If you or your Club would like to find out how you can participate. 

Download the -- "Trail Information Sheet" -- Below

Some History about the Santa Fe Trail

The Santa Fe Trail is listed with POTA  "Parks on the Air"  K-4579  

Contact with our station during the event qualifies as an official contact on POTA

Help Work The Event

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Voice Operators Needed

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Click to Sign Up to Work

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Key Pounders Needed  CW

Download YOUR QSL Certificate

Files coming soon.

Associated with the following organizations

Parks On The Air == We Spot Here

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Summits On The Air

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Santa Fe Trail Association

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DXHeat == We Spot Here

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W B 0 S F T

After the Event you will be able to download and obtain your QSL certificate.

 

Contact Us for More Info.

   E-Mail   Coordinator  Steve
 KC0VYS    wb0sft@gmail.com


   E-Mail  Ast. Site  Cord.  Chuck    KB0TOT

      kb0tot.em28@gmail.com