Sunday, December 4, 2022

An afternoon of POTA

We have been having rain a lot out this way and today it was overcast and showers were not forecast. I decided it was time to go out for a walk and get some fresh air. The temperature was plus 2C with a brisk wind. As I was getting back home it started to snow but not enough for any to stay on the ground but the days of that are just around the corner. Once home I poured myself a cup of decaf coffee and headed to the radio room. 

I am not sure why but I thought it would be nice to check the POTA (parks on the air) website and look over the spots. I have done this in the past and was not able to hear any of the park activators. I am very glad I did as the POTA propagation gods were smiling on me. On 20m I tuned in to each mentioned spot on the POTA website and low and behold I was able to hear the park activator. Their signals varied from 229 to 599. I had a great time and it's only a short exchange of information for the contact as they are racking up contacts.
The contacts I made on 20m:
One contact on 40m


MadDogMcQ said...

You know, that's something I never do - AND I SHOULD! Not only does it give you something to focus on when you can't make your mind up what to do, but it also helps out all those folks who've made the effort to get off their backsides and climb hills or drive to parks. Yes, it's POTA & SOTA chasing for me this weekend (from the comfort of my nice warm shack, lol).

Hope you're keeping well Mike.
Best wishes to you and yours for Christmas.

73, Tom, M7MCQ.

VE9KK said...

Good afternoon Tom very nice to hear from you, I regret selling my KX3 as that was my go-to radio for my out-and-about activities. Maybe you could start caravans on the air? Have a great Christmas holiday.