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Greetings fellow Amateurs,

The Guthrie Peak Arizona communications site is just one of more than a dozen mountain tops in Arizona and New Mexico that are utilized by the Jack's Peak Amateur Radio Association (JPARA, see http://jpara.net/).

These sites are home to 70 cm. repeaters and point to point linking systems, utilized in conjunction with 2 meter remotely controlled base stations.



N7GP operates UHF repeaters, full duplex UHF links, 2 M repeaters, 2 M APRS, 2 M Packet, and GMRS equipment at the Guthrie Peak site.


Guthrie Peak is located in Greenlee County some 17 miles North West of Duncan, AZ. The elevation at the top of the Peak is 6,573 feet (2,003 Meters) in DM52. The site is also utilized by members of JPARA for operation of HF radios in many of the popular contests.


N7GP Tower, 160 M stinger at the top                             A view of the top of the peak                                    N5IA gets high to install the 160 M stinger


The location boasts a HAAT of over 2,000 feet and provides excellent take off angles for the HF as well as VHF & UHF operations. Even though it is a relatively small desert mountain peak, Guthrie Peak is subject to snow storms during the winter season.


N7GP Tower, 160 M radials are slack with snow weight                   Guthrie Peak from US Hwy. 191                              N7GP Tower with heavy snow load


Guthrie Peak is a very rough desert peak in the north end of the Peloncillo Mountain range. The primary vegetation is scrub Oak, with a sprinkling of Juniper, Cedar and Pinon Pine on the north slopes. There also exists a large variety of desert cacti and plants.


          Barrell Cactus                              Barrell Cactus Flowers                                   Hedgehog Cactus Flower


Major fauna species are desert Mule deer, Javelina, cottontail rabbit, Gila Monsters, and both Diamondback and Blacktail (timber) rattlesnakes.


   Blacktail Rattlesnake                         N5IA & XZ0A 160 M tower, Burma (Myanmar)2000                                                      Gila Monster


We hope to work all of you during the contests. 73 de Milt, N5IA -- Site Trustee

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