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W5T -- 'Train Mobile' Special Event Station, 13 April 2013:

from Ron, K5XK on April 10, 2013
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W5T - “Train Mobile”
Special Event Station, 13 April 2013

Springdale, AR – The ARKAN Radio Club will activate a special event “Train Mobile” station, W5T, on Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 14:00 to 23:00 UTC. W5T will operate in motion on an excursion passenger train traveling round trip from Springdale, AR, through the scenic Boston Mountains of Northwest Arkansas to Van Buren, Arkansas.

On-air operations will be on 20 Meters, using both SSB and CW modes, on 14.240 and 14.030 MHz (+/-), respectively. Tracking for W5T, as it rolls through Washington and Crawford counties, will be available via an APRS beacon at:

Special W5T QSL cards may be requested by enclosing a #10 business-sized SASE to AA5AR, the ARKANHAMS club call, (not the W5T address on

The ARKAN Ham Club also organizes and sponsors the annual Arkansas QSO Party, to be held this year on 14-September-2013. It also sponsors the “Worked All Arkansas Award,” for working all 75 counties. Additional info may be found online at and

Photos of the excursion train can be seen at:

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W5T -- 'Train Mobile' Special Event Station, 13 April 2013:  
by KB0XR on April 13, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
We rode this train 5 years ago. The engine developed a fault and we were stopped for quite some time on top of a high high trestle. The crew ended up running the train backwards back down the mountain to a siding where they could move the engine around to the back of the train which became the front of the train.

Very entertaining.

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