- Varsity Scouting Operation On Target is this coming Saturday, 7/20/2013 (10am - 1pm MDT or 1600 - 1900 GMT) and we have 50+ teams on various peaks & otherMessage 1 of 1 , Jul 14, 2013View SourceVarsity Scouting Operation On Target is this coming Saturday, 7/20/2013 (10am - 1pm MDT or 1600 - 1900 GMT) and we have 50+ teams on various peaks & other locations (& more will sign-up this week) but we need more Hams to help with communications support. Looks like less than half of the teams have a Ham with them providing 2m voice communications (would love to see APRS support as well!)... see link belowThis event is mostly in the western U.S. (Arizona, New Mexico, California, Colorado, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, & Utah) but it looks like they are also doing it in New Hampshire...Arizona, & New Mexico hold their On Target on the 3rd Saturday in September.Perhaps there are Hams out there doing SOTA, or other contesting in view of various peaks this Saturday? If you are we would love for you to participate with us by flashing the teams in line of sight with a mirror and confirming contact via 2m radio.You can learn about what frequencies we will be using here:http://utahvhfs.org/snowlink.html (Intermountain Intertie to check-in)If you would like to support one of the 50+ teams listed directly via phone (see list at http://www.ldsfacts.net/ot0505.htm ) OR to just participate as a HAM-only team please register at http://www.ldsfacts.net/ot0401.htmAlso I'm looking for 2 Ham to support teams located near the Bountiful and Jordan River (LDS) Temples here in northern Utah. Please contact me directly.Thank you,John____________________________________________________
John Blackham, N7TEK
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Date: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 6:19 PM
Subject: Amateur Radio operators requested to provide 2-meter communications support for Operation On Target on Sat., July 20, 2013, 11am – 1pm
To: DCARC Yahoo Group <email@example.com>, UtahAmateurRadioClub@yahoogroups.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, utahAPRS@yahoogroups.com
Cc: On Target GSLC <ontarget.gslc@...>, John Blackham <n7tek1@...>, "L-3 (Blackham, John L)" <john.l.blackham@...>, Ricky Asper <ac7ra@...>, Rick Donkin <Frederick.J.Donkin@...>, n7uwx@..., Gary Johnson <n7dnd@...>, Bob Bruninga <bruninga@...>Amateur Radio operators requested to provide 2-meter communications (and possibly APRS support) to various teams on peaks or near LDS temples for this event!...
A Special 2013 Varsity Scouting Operation On Target (OT)
When: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 11am – 1pm
Where: On a peak, or at a temple (special event for this year) near you!
To commemorate and celebrate the 100 year anniversary of LDS Scouting we are holding a SPECIAL On Target event this year! Normally Varsity Teams (and Venture Crews) signal with mirrors from mountain peak to mountain peak but this year we will also be signaling to as many teams at LDS temples (but not from the temple grounds – just outside the grounds on public property) as we can get involved. The goal is to link as many peaks and temples as possible creating a network of confirmed (via radio or cell phones) mirror flashes that could go from Idaho, through Utah, Nevada, Arizona, to southern California! Several teams have already signed up for some temples & peaks – see http://www.ldsfacts.net/ot0505.htm - but we still need more including 2 teams with HAM radio operators on the LDS Conference Center (teams must be in uniform).
Will your team accept this challenge?...
“With this years' anniversary of 100 years of Scouting in the Church we desire every Varsity Team to participate (in Operation On Target). In fact I would recommend that we invite Venture Crews to join in the fun.” - Bry Davis, President, Great Salt Lake Council
Don't miss out on this SPECIAL event! Last year (2012) 2 teams (one in California & one in Arizona) set a new On Target (confirmed) distance record of 179 miles! Perhaps your team could break this record or be part of linking multiple LDS temples which has never been done before using mirrors!
To learn more visit:
On Target webpage: http://www.ontargetbsa.org
UT Nat. Parks O.T. pages: http://www.ldsfacts.net/ontarget.htm (<--Register your peak/temple here!)
Get the latest NEWS by JOINing the On Target Yahoo group! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bsa_on_target
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If you have questions contact:
John Blackham, N7TEK, Varsity On Target Coord., GSL Council
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AZ On Target webpage: http://ontarget.mesavarsity.org
CA San Diego OT page: http://varsity.sdicbsa.org/events.html
ID Grand Teton OT page: http://www.grandtetoncouncil.org/index.cfm?pageid=911
NM On Target webpage: http://ontargetnm.multiply.com
ORE-IDA OT Pages: http://www.oreida-bsa.org/Events/OnTarget/OnTarget.htm
ScoutRadio Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ScoutRadio
On Target Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_On-Target
Heliograph Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliograph