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Last POTA Activation, Fairfield State Park

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KG5AHJ, Mar 3, 2023.

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  1. KK5UP

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    owners want to pour concrete. its a shame
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  2. K9TDW

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    Paved paradise to put up a parking lot...
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  3. K5KUA

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    Hello Frank KG5AHJ.
    You have the last activation of this park.

    I have the first activation of this park.
    HC2/W7SE - Feb 18, 2012 04:18 on 40M CW.

    Cheers to the first and last activators of this great park.

    Thanks and 73 Joe K5KUA
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  4. KI6PMD

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    I'm not surprised it's TEXAS they must have found OIL !!! maybe the ALAMO is next then we can say remember the ALAMO ! KI6PMD..
  5. K5SOP

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  6. K5SOP

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    Receiving notification of park closure from Texas Parks & Wildlife, I reserved a campsite #121 to make a POTA activation operating 5 watts with a Kx2 and an end feed half wave vertical on February 20th and then again on February 21 using a 28.5 foot random wire. Total Qso's were 75 cw contacts before packing up and moving down the road to Fort Parker State Park near Mexia, Texas. This was my first POTA activation of Fairfield Lake State Park and sadly my last, but I started camping there with my wife forty years ago by motorcycle. The park and all of its wildlife will truly be missed.
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  7. KG5AHJ

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    Thats Awesome, finally my name is marked for something that not an example :p This park will be missed, its on the last for parks to hit on the way to Houston for a Radar award.
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  8. KD2HWD

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    Those trees won't be there anymore if they develop it !
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  9. K9TDW

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    True. They will cut them down to get the most out of their development,
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  10. KA4VNM

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    Usually done to provide public access to a waterway or lake that the state owns.
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  12. W8JWF

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    Love that park, its only 45min from me

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