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Grid Square EM87

This page - Pine Mtn - Morris Gap - Koomer Ridge

Potential VHF rover sites in KY's grid EM87. Be careful.
EM87 dimensions are 109.7 by 69.2 miles.
Hover mouse over a map marker for more about the grid and site.

Pine Mtn, EM87ob39

Latitude Longitude
37.080290 -82.803520
Map Location Near city of Whitesburg, Letcher County, KY, Altitude 2750
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2018-08-20
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Pine Mtn 1 Pine Mtn 2 Pine Mtn 3 Pine Mtn 4 Pine Mtn 5 Pine Mtn 6 Pine Mtn 7 Pine Mtn 8 Pine Mtn 9 Pine Mtn 10 Pine Mtn 11

Pine Mtn is a long knife-edge ridge with radio towers at either end. Great operating positions can be found halfway between the towers, with open horizon through the trees in almost all directions. This worked great for me on meteor scatter and a long 6m opening in the 2018 June VHF Contest. I even worked Germany from here.

Morris Gap, EM87bv00

Latitude Longitude
37.908910 -83.869670
Map Location Near city of Morris Creek, (county) County, KY, Altitude 1100
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2019-06-23
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

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Don't go. This highway over the mountains is gated off. I was searching for an operating spot in EM87 and this was the easiest to try as I entered the grid square, but you can't get very near to the top.

Koomer Ridge, EM87es00

Latitude Longitude
37.784458 -83.636230
Map Location Near city of Pine Ridge, (county) County, KY, Altitude 2500
Map See Google map, Bing map, Mapquest, OpenStreetMap, Beam heading

Last update: 2018-06-23
Comments by: Barry K7BWH

Koomer Ridge 1

Koomer Ridge is favored with a campground and hiking trails in the Red River Gorge Geological Area of Kentucky. This is heavily forested and, when I visited in mid-June, very thickly populated with biting flies. A sign warns of venomous snakes. I moved along without getting out of my car.

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