Radio Support Coordinator: Jason Terosky KB3KPP
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PECPA ) Public Lands Ride is a mixed surface, non-competitive cycling event that seeks to showcase Pennsylvania’s public lands. There are three different route options centered about Black Moshannon State Park — 25, 45 and 65 mile — with aid stations spaced about every 15 miles. Due to the poor nature of cellular communications in the ride area, PARA members are located at each aid station and the headquarters to provide communication assistance throughout the event.
Public Lands Ride 2022
- Date: September 17, 2022
- Event Registration Page (for additional info about the event)
- 22-mile route
- 44-mile route
- 66-mile route (showing aid station locations and expected occupation times)
|Station Name||Location||Distance from Start||Elevation||Coverage Period||PARA Volunteers|
|Headquarters||Beach parking area||0 mi||1882 ft||08:00 am – 05:00 pm||Jason Terosky KB3KPP|
|Aid Station 1||Six Mile Run Rd & Shields Dam Rd||12 mi||1763 ft||09:30 am – 11:00 am||Darren Dixon W3DLD|
|Aid Station 2||Tram Rd & Meyers Run Rd||30 mi||1544 ft||10:30 am – 01:30 pm||Bob Snyder KC3KVS|
|Aid Station 3||Hannah Furnace Rd & Horse Hollow Rd||55 mi||2120 ft||12:30 pm – 04:30 pm||Greg Miller K3GEM|
|Rattlesnake 430 (primary)||146.430 MHz||+1.00 MHz||173.8 Hz|
|Rattlesnake 760 (backup)||146.760 MHz||-0.600 MHz||146.2 Hz|
At Aid Station 3, a 5-watt handheld with a stock antenna will provide a clear signal in and out of both repeaters. At all other locations, a 5-watt handheld with a mag-mount antenna stuck to a vehicle is the minimum recommended configuration. The clearest signal is obtained by using a 50-watt mobile rig and a mag-mount antenna stuck to a vehicle.
Please make certain that your radio’s batteries are fully charged prior to working this event.