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You should be directing any questions to the Control Operator(s),I believe that is Jim Halfpenny K9YNP that has the FCC licence that you will be working under.They can tell you if they use any tone,what power limit there is on that band,and if you need to conclude your transmission with the call sign.I say this because the licence holder is responsible for all units transmitting under their licence.

Short answer your to your question is your radio should be good to go,no tone,8w max power,and end Tx with "unit # * clear",I have never in 20 years heard anyone give out the call sign of the wolf watchers,just unit numbers,but again I say talk to the licence holder on proper operation under their licence and make sure that your radio is FCC Part 90 Approved


Statistics: Posted by Mike — Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:41 pm

Author: Mike
Posted: June 15, 2019, 9:41 pm
Yellvet, it looks like I can post now. Thanks again for your response. I don't think the issues I referred to are due to the intern rangers. The one I saw with Snow seemed to be confident and took charge of the situation. I had no problem with how she handled things until she and the other ranger hazed her away. A little girl had just arrived with her family and was so excited, but only got a glimpse before Snow was chased off. I understand their job has challenges. But neither Snow or the people watching her did anything wrong here. I fear these incidents reflect a decision from the top that it's easier to put up cones and barriers and haze the bears away than deal with the crowds.

I hope I'm wrong and the incidents are not a return to the old policy of hazing away the roadside bears. I would be interested in your perspective after visiting the park. --Bill

Statistics: Posted by billandkaren — Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:13 am

Author: billandkaren
Posted: June 15, 2019, 2:13 pm
I have a question.

I currently have a Baofeng radio, and use it for wolf watching while I'm in the park. Last year I got an approved unit number, and wanted to know if there is anything special I need to program on my radio to be able to transmit. I know the frequency is 464.500. Is there any special setting I need to change in order to transmit, or do I simply "press the button and speak?"

Statistics: Posted by TeeJay — Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:58 pm

Author: TeeJay
Posted: June 15, 2019, 4:58 am
Great shots!

Statistics: Posted by RikWriter — Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:19 pm

Author: RikWriter
Posted: June 14, 2019, 9:19 pm
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Statistics: Posted by Nikon_nerd — Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:22 am

Author: Nikon_nerd
Posted: June 14, 2019, 2:22 pm
Great shots, Nikon! When and where were these taken? Also, could you give me more details about Felicia? Have not heard of her before. Is she the sow with the coy just outside the park heading up toward Togwottee? Thanks.


Statistics: Posted by billandkaren — Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:44 pm

Author: billandkaren
Posted: June 14, 2019, 4:44 am
Yellvet, thanks for your reply. I've been having problems posting my response on this forum. Maybe because I'm traveling in Canada. I try again when I'm back in the states.

Statistics: Posted by billandkaren — Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:38 pm

Author: billandkaren
Posted: June 14, 2019, 4:38 am
We saw this guy one evening when we went looking for Felicia. We found him near the area where we had observed Felicia the previous two days. He was acting super strange. Running from one side of the highway constantly sniffing the air. He would go up in the trees a bit, and then come back out and cross the highway and do the same thing. He was foaming pretty heavily from the mouth. I'd never seen a grizzly display such erratic behavior before. He was constantly moving, at times quite fast. All of these images were shot hand held because he was moving so quickly and erratically. We speculated that he was looking for Felicia, but couldn't find her. We suspect this is the boar that killed one of her cubs.







Statistics: Posted by Nikon_nerd — Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:28 am

Author: Nikon_nerd
Posted: June 13, 2019, 4:28 pm
Wonderful shots! Love the whole series.
So sad that cub was lost -- same day as Obsidian lost one of hers, I think.

Statistics: Posted by lah — Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:30 pm

Author: lah
Posted: June 12, 2019, 11:30 pm
bsinc1962 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:55 am
Nice pictures, sadly she is down to just one cub.
Yeah, unfortunately, the lighter faced one was killed by the boar harassing her.

Statistics: Posted by Nikon_nerd — Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:22 am

Author: Nikon_nerd
Posted: June 12, 2019, 2:22 pm
I love the last three shots.

Statistics: Posted by RikWriter — Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:11 am

Author: RikWriter
Posted: June 12, 2019, 2:11 pm
Nice pictures, sadly she is down to just one cub.

Statistics: Posted by bsinc1962 — Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:55 am

Author: bsinc1962
Posted: June 12, 2019, 1:55 pm
They are so much fun! Thanks for the pictures.

Statistics: Posted by lah — Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:17 pm

Author: lah
Posted: June 12, 2019, 2:17 am
Nice long-tailed weasel. What a great find, and the fact that you had sufficient time with it trumps and complaints about the light and time of day.


Statistics: Posted by Max — Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:17 pm

Author: Max
Posted: June 11, 2019, 8:17 pm
Beautiful shots, Mike. The close-ups are truly awesome. Really like the grouse due to the coloring being visible. Rarely get to see that.

All are very nice!

BTW....catching a PIKA posing is awesome. Those little guys, the mythical otters, plus a mountain lion are still on my "must see" list even after seven trips to YNP since 2004. Someday.

Statistics: Posted by JimO — Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:14 pm

Author: JimO
Posted: June 10, 2019, 8:14 pm