Parks on the Air had another record breaking month!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K5QBF, Nov 8, 2021.

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  1. K5QBF

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    October was another fantastic month for the Parks on the Air program. There were over 1,600 hams heading out portable and made over 320,000 qso's. October also added Ireland and India to the POTA program. This month Vance also explains how to log the 2fer and 3fer parks. My goal for November will be to activate 5 parks in one UTC 24hr period.

     
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  2. K5EFJ

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    I recently began hunting these parks. It's been a lot of fun. I would like to try to activate a park but am afraid with my impaired hearing that I couldn't manage a pile up very well. My thanks to all the hams who are going out and activating these parks.
     
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  3. KO4CQ

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    I plan on some activations, weather permitting. I wear hearing aids, and sometimes have trouble picking up calls. So I plan on taking my wife, whose hearing is TOO good, to do the logging. It will get us out of the house, and we’ll be doing something together.
     
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  4. AI7FF

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    Did my first activation last week. I wear hearing aids and didn’t need my headset. Give it a go! You might get hooked.
     
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  5. W9BLF

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    I wear a hearing aid, yes only one, usually take it out and use my headset if running voice. If voice is an issue for you guys/gals, consider using digital like FT8.
     
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  6. K5MGK

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    I recently got myself a headset for my G90 so that I can better hear who's calling. I also have a hearing loss. I haven't had trouble before and if I don't hear someone, I just ask for them to repeat and they do without complaining. The POTA hunters (I am one too) are usually very considerate. I plan to go out again once we have a frost. I want a bug free activation after the summer. Get out there K5EFJ and give it a try!
     
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  7. K5QBF

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    Always remember if you are the activator you run the show. Go as slow or as fast as you need. There are some that do it contest style and there are some that are really laid back and have a short conversation with each contact. Do what works best for you. It is a lot of fun, I love setting up in the park with a zero noise floor.
     
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  8. K8RDG

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    Activators, please remember to upload your logs to POTA so that activators and hunters each receive credit.
     
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  9. K5EFJ

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    Thank y'all for the encouragement! I think that I'll have to give it serious consideration.
     
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  10. KD2HAM

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    Hunted four parks today. Always fun. Also did my first activation in Oct with 155 QSOs. What a rush!
     
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