[VHFcontesting] K8GP/R Potential Rove spots?

jimk8mr at aol.com jimk8mr at aol.com
Thu Jan 7 15:58:22 EST 2016

My daughter lives about four miles away in Montclair, so I have been to the Eagle Rock site. (visiting, but not operating). The parking is just the pull in spots off the park's roadways, parallel to the ridge line. The circular paths in the satellite photo are pedestrian paths.

It is a very nice park, for regular sightseeing purposes I can't imagine a better view of NYC.

If you were there I assume you noticed the TV broadcast tower a quarter mile away? I wonder if that leads to any noise floor or desense issues?

73   -  Jim  K8MR

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From: Grid Pirates <Grid.Pirates at k8gp.net>
To: vhfcontesting <vhfcontesting at contesting.com>
Sent: Thu, Jan 7, 2016 10:56 am
Subject: [VHFcontesting] K8GP/R Potential Rove spots?

Hi All,
  Terry and I (Andy/K1RA) would like to start further north than usual in
the upcoming ARRL Jan VHF SS 2016 contest.  I have some limited exposure to
some sites John/W1RT and I have used in years past, but I'm curious about
the following sites found on the N2MH rover site.  Has anyone been to these
lately or know of any access issues?

FN21xh/FN31ah Bear Mtn NY (Perkins Memorial Observatory)


FN30bx Rockleigh NJ (State Line Lookout / Palisades Interstate Park)


FN20vt West Orange NJ (Eagle Rock)


John and I had been to the last site years ago, but looking at the
satellite maps, it looks different.  I thought there was a multi-row
parking lot, but now looks like a circle with parking around the edges.

Looking for comments or suggestions for our Saturday rover.  Would like to
minimize driving time and optimize operating and cover 4 grids if
possible.  It looks like 50-55 mins between the each of the above 3 sites.
We should be active 50MHz-10GHz.  SO looking for high locations, or those
with minimal blockage to allow for microwave QSOs.  More to follow as time
gets near.


andyz - K1RA @ K8GP/R

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