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                       Welcome to our 100th Anniversary Special Event

July 23rd, 2016

National Park Service

at Crater Lake National Park


This is the fifth year our special event will highlight a truly wonderful place nestled in the Cascade Mountains of southern Oregon and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.  This summer the Oregon Tualatin Valley Amateur Radio Club will have three operating locations around the caldera upper rim at about 8000 foot elevation. Our operation schedule will be 8:00am to 6:00pm PacificTime,  (14:00 to 3:00 UTC).


The 6, 10, 15, 17, and 20 meter bands will be used during daylight hours and 40 meters at grey line. Listen in the mid SSB part of the bands for W7C.

Crater Lake has long attracted the wonder and admiration of people all over the world. The interaction of humans with the area is traceable at least as far back as the eruption of Mount Mazama, over 7000 years ago. Its depth of 1,943 feet (592 meters) makes it the deepest lake in the United States and the ninth deepest in the world. Its fresh water is some of the clearest found anywhere. Founded May 22nd, 1902, Crater Lake National Park seeks to preserve these natural and cultural resources.

You say you love snow?   Fun fact: Crater Lake gets 504 inches (42 feet) of snow per year!



At Phantom Ship lookout....

Preparing for setup.

Dave N7DWL, pulling rigs out for setup....at 7600' the view is super!  The water is 2000' below me in this photo.


Mel KB7PVW and Linda KC7YTD working stations on 17 meters. (2013)

Dave N7DWL and Linda KC7YTD working 17 and 20 meter bands. (2013)


                      From left to right, Everett W6ABM, Ron KD7VIK and Ron's better half at Cloud Cap.

An R5 at 8000 feet, you gotta love it.


This was my operating location in 2014 about 6 miles north of Cloud Cap.


From the Crater Lake Lodge deck.....


Here are the four adventureous HAMs of the 112th Crater Lake Event  W7C at Cloud Cap, 8000' above sea level

Ron KD7VIK,  Everett W6ABM,  Dave N7DWL (even though I have my old call sign hat on)

and in the back row Dave WA6TYJ. We are already looking forward to July 25th 2015 and the 113th event!


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