Reposting from my QRZ news post…
Greetings Amateur Radio Operators!
I’m excited to announce the first event of its kind for the Parks on the Air / Worldwide Flora & Fauna Program here in the States…
The POTA crew have decided to hold their very first event this weekend, Sep. 30-Oct. 1, 2017 (UTC). Support Your Parks Weekend, is an event designed to encourage ‘Outdoor Ham Radio & Nature Conservancy!’ Operating outdoors can be fun, challenging, and certainly stress relieving! So please join in on the fun this weekend if able!
What is Parks on the Air? Similar to the National Parks on the Air program held in 2016, any licensed amateur radio operator can participate, whether activating a park or chasing the activators! Simply put, ‘Activators’ activate the parks, and ‘Hunters or Chasers’ chase those who are activating! It can be quite exciting, so plug those microphones in, polish that key up, or turn that TNC on! Ops will be using all sorts of modes from CW, to Voice, to Digi!
Checkout the cool awards available to those who participate!
For more information on the WWFF POTA program or to find a map of available parks to activate, please visit: https://wwff-kff.com/. There you’ll find more information on how to get more involved, where to submit logs, and all the juicy details!
To join in on the Facebook group, please visit : https://www.facebook.com/groups/parksontheair/
For the official agenda of who is activating, please visit: http://wwff.co/agenda/
I have the 6m BBQ this weekend, but may try to swing a quick activation on Sunday at a nearby park, maybe McKinney Falls again so I can get my required 44 for that park!