Parks on the Air

  • Activating KFF-0550 – Lower Rio Grande Valley, July 23, 2017

    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 considered a National Wildlife Refuge, and consists of...
  • WWFF KFF-3038 Activation Results (McKinney Falls State Park)

    Sleeping in on the weekends? Who needs that… 😉 Even with the Texas heat rolling in, I braved the humidity & set out at the crack of dawn this morning towards KFF-3038. Another activation in the log & a successful test on the new homebrew link dipole (I know…...
  • Updates from the ham shack – park activation planned

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day holiday, I know I did! I had my radio go kits ready and even brought one with me to the family house yesterday, but the bands were pretty crummy from what I was seeing online, and the BBQ & beer was just...
  • Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge Activation

    (My last post somehow got deleted, thanks WordPress.) Snagged 46 QSOs on 20 meters today. Thank you so much to everyone that worked me, even snagged a few DX! Could only operate for about 2.5hrs today as the heat was really bearing down on me (and my radio!). Was...
  • Texas State Parks on the Air Activation! (04/08/2017)

    Attention all chasers! Myself (K5ACL), and Sam (K5JM), & Jon (N5CFB) are heading to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area on April 8, 2017 to activate the park for the annual Texas State Parks on the Air event. We’ll be operating both HF & VHF/UHF from somewhere on top of...