POTA

  • Support your Parks on the Air Winter Event (Jan. 20-21 )

    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’....
  • 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):...
  • Vertzilla Antenna has arrived. Testing this weekend.

    The Buddipole components I ordered a few weeks ago have finally come in, so that I may construct what the POTA group calls the ‘Vertzilla’ antenna. Essentially a 1/4w elevated vertical, 5 feet off of the ground, with a tuned radial for every single HF band from 10-80m. This...
  • 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...
  • Antenna Giveaway! & Announcements

    Just as a way of saying thank you to everyone who has followed my blog, or YouTube channel, or just sent me a bit of anti-lid advice (ha!)…. I’m giving away a SOTABEAMS Band Hopper III+ antenna system! I’m absolutely sold on using dipoles for portable operations (when I...