• Texas State Parks on the Air Event April 8th and 9th

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     Texas State Parks on the Air Event April 8th and 9th.

    We will be camping at and activating Lake Whitney State Park, just a little west of Hillsboro.  A friend and I were on the repeater talking about our camping plans when another ham chimed in, and then another, and then another.  At last count it looks like we’ll have at least 4 RV’s, plus a tent or two, all hams.  It should be a great weekend!

     Everyone is welcome to come down and play radio.  Come for the day or come for the weekend.  This is a very informal event and a great opportunity for new hams to get a taste of HF.  We chose Lake Whitney because it’s just a short drive (around an hour) from the Midlothian/Mansfield area.  It’s an easy day trip.  Just bring a chair.

    Debbie, KK5DW, and I plan to go down on Thursday and will stay through Sunday.  Our group will be in the Full Hookup Loop which includes campsites 1-51.  This is the first large camping area on your right as you enter the park.  Just look for the antennas.


    To reach the park from Interstate 35, take the Hillsboro exit. In Hillsboro, take State Highway 22 west to Whitney; then follow the signs to Lake Whitney State Park The park is located three miles west of Whitney on FM 1244 on the shore of Lake Whitney.

    Hope to see you there!



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