Support your Parks on the Air Activators this January 20-21, 2018. Operators from all over the country will be headed out to State & National Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and many other protected outdoor areas to setup camp and operate ham radio for the ‘Parks on the Air – Winter Event’. Anyone can...
  • Ham Radio Adventures Episode #3 – Ham Radio at the Beach!

    If you can’t have snow… then have the beach! Join me on the air this weekend as I activate the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge from South Padre Island, Texas on December 23, 2017. Look for me on the bands from about 1800-2100UTC*. Focus this go around will...
  • Ham Radio Adventures Part #2 Coming Up – Operating Parks on the Air with N9MM & W5MIG! (12/10/2017)

    I was recently invited to operate with W5MIG (Jerry) & N9MM (Norm), who are two very avid outdoor ham radio operators. They decided to get together this month & operate Parks on the Air at Blanco State Park (POTA ID: KFF-2990) in Central Texas on December 10, 2017. Estimated time of arrival (update):...
  • Need help deciding antenna options!

    Ok, so here’s the dilemma… I’m headed out to West Texas this November, and will be attempting a SOTA, and possibly even a POTA activation if time allows. I need a different antenna option than the one I’ve been using which is a link dipole with telescopic pole. I’ve...
  • 1st Parks on the Air Nationwide Event!

    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… Support Your Parks Weekend! (09/30/2017-10/01/2017) The POTA crew have decided to hold their...
  • Activating Lyndon B. Johnson National & State Parks this weekend

    Look for me on the air this weekend, as I activate Lyndon B. Johnson National & State Parks located smack dab in the middle of Central Texas. Lyndon B. Johnson National Park was actually the first (and only) park I tried to activate for NPOTA last year which was...
  • Big Bend National Park Activation Results

    A whopping 75 contacts on SSB for the Big Bend National Park Activation! A big thank you to all the hunters for this one. This was definitely a special park for me. Bucket list checkmark! This is one of the largest parks that i’ve ever experienced. So large you...
  • Big Bend National Park Activation & Summits on the Air Activation

    Big Bend National Park Activations planned this weekend! July 28-29. I’m going to attempt to activate the park tonight after I get to the park & get settled in. This will give me the opportunity to work a park activation a little bit later in the evening, and when...
  • Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge (KFF-0550) Activation Results

    This had to be the toughest activation yet as far as noise & propagation goes. Thunderstorms were rolling all across Texas today, heck over the entire U.S. it seemed like! I guess you can’t win them all… Well, with 29 in the log, I really shouldn’t be complaining. I...
  • Activating KFF-0550 – Lower Rio Grande Valley, July 23, 2017

    Edit: moving up the time to 1800 UTC-? I’m making a quick trip to deliver some furniture to a business down in Port Isabel this weekend, and figured it’d be a good chance to activate another park in that beautiful area of Texas! The Lower Rio Grande Valley is...

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