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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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
Lexington State Park just north of the trail is our second site to activate on the trail. Listed as a POTA park as K-3339 we will also activate as K-4579 Santa Fe Trail.
One of the first major stops 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
Located in Prairie Village Kansas West of 78th & Mission Rd. is Harmon Park, Wagon Tracks are still visible here. Great location for our 4th site setup.
ParksOnTheAir.com & DXHeat.com
Strang Park in Overland Park, Ks is the Events HOME site. From here we will be coordinating our other sites as well as operating on an actual parking site used by the wagons going West.
We will also be using calls "W0B" and "W5B" as mobile sites or temporary locations on the trail. Operators will log into DxHeat and POTA with their call, frequency and locations.
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.
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•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.
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.
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.
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
Files coming soon.