HF Party Night 2011
When :08/26/2011 4PM -???
Where: Independence, Indiana - Cicotts Trading Post Park. GPS N-4020290 W-8709884. (Walbash River Ride SAG Stop)
Where :http://wrcc-in.org/WRR/09Map.pdf (Cicott Park map page 2)
Where again : Independence, Indiana: Riverside Road (500 E) & Independence Road (1100 E) 1/2 mile down on 1100 E
What : 20 M, 40 M , G5RV, Yaseu FT-897. Kenwood TS-430, 2M/440, Packet Radio, Digital Modes
HOW: Talk-IN on 147.135 +88.5 Wires Repeater
Description: Come hang out at the park and talk some HF/DX , learn about packet or any of the digital modes your interested in. Spend some time with a Modern Yaseu Rig and see what the FT-897 can do. IF your old school then the Kenwood 430 is ready and waiting for you. If you never have put up a field remote station come learn how and see it in action. Want to see a total off the grid operation we can show you that to. If your a Tech and want to get on 20/40/80 we can be control op for you. Come on out and play radio under the stars at the park in the middle of nowhere.
P.S. "It's a Starry Night At Cicott Park" be ready for it on Wires.
P.P.S. IT IS THE TRAIL OF DEATH (how cool spending the night at a location on the trail of death)
Warren County, Indiana
Follow the Wabash River past the Black Rock (road 350) and then turn south on 1100. This road jogs to the west and then the south but is called Independence Road. It takes you to Independence, Indiana. Just before you enter Independence, you will see Cicotts Park on your left. The Trail of Death marker is a huge boulder with letters sandblasted into it. Zachariah Cicott had a trading post here in 1830s and saw the Potawatomi go past his front porch on the Trail of Death.
Independence, Indiana - Cicotts Trading Post Park. GPS N-4020290 W-8709884.
This huge boulder with words sandblasted in it tells about the Trail of Death traveling on this road through Independence. It is located east of town at the site of the Cicotts trading post, which is now a county park. Zachariah Cicott founded a trading post here in 1816. He was married to a Potawatomi woman and so his children received treaty land. He sold town lots and founded the town of Independence in 1832. He is buried in the town cemetery and is remembered as a man who loved to dance and gamble, hold long and loud parties, and who had an eye for a pretty girl. He died in 1850. The townspeople imagine that Zachariah sat on his porch and watched the Potawatomi go by in 1838 on the forced emigration that became the Trail of Death. The marker was erected by John Henry and Warren County Park Board in 1993.