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During TSP week, TSP hams operate a fixed station, W5TSP (Whisky Five Texas Star Party) at the Prude Ranch, site of the week-long Texas Star Party event. This station has a Mosley PRO-96 Yagi, 160 thru 20m Saturn dipole, 2-ele 30m Yagi, and various VHF/UHF antennas mounted to a Rohn 70′ SSV tower installed by TSP staff. The station operates 160 meters through 70cm.

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On-Site Communications –

W5TSP REPEATER 442.8+, pl 110.9  (Yaesu Fusion FT1D Repeater)
Attendees: FRS/GMRS Ch6 Sub 0
TSP Staff: Only issued to staff personnel not for public consumption.

Read about the TSP Emergency Network – Use our REPEATER (442.8+, pl 110.9-)
Emergency Response Drill  – We may schedule a test emergency net as resources permit – Use our REPEATER (442.8+, pl 110.9-)
Daily Net – 2 PM daily – Use our REPEATER (442.8+, pl 110.9-)
(Not scheduled for TSP 2022)

TSP 2023 EVENTS  (Click on links to see details!)

TSP Location data

Grid Square: DM80
County: Jeff Davis

Prude Ranch: A historic guest ranch in the Davis Mountains of West Texas

Latitude: 30 36’ 39” N
Longitude: 103 57’ 02” W
Ground Elevation: 5100’

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Located about 6 miles northwest of Fort Davis, Texas on State Highway 118
10 miles east of the University of Texas’ McDonald Observatory on State Highway 118
65 miles SW of Ft Stockton, Texas
175 miles SE of El Paso, Texas
140 miles SW of Midland and Odessa, Texas

Time Standard: Central Daylight Savings Time (CDT) (UTC -5)


Contact via    (not always monitored)