Parks on the Air - Support Your Parks (this) Weekend!

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  1. W5KV

    W5KV Ham Member QRZ Page

    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 very first event this weekend, Sep. 30-Oct. 1, 2017 (UTC). Support Your Parks Weekend, is an event designed to encourage 'Outdoor Ham Radio & Nature Conservancy!' Operating outdoors can be fun, challenging, and certainly stress relieving! So please join in on the fun this weekend if able!
    What is Parks on the Air? Similar to the National Parks on the Air program held in 2016, any licensed amateur radio operator can participate, whether activating a park or chasing the activators! Simply put, 'Activators' activate the parks, and 'Hunters or Chasers' chase those who are activating! It can be quite exciting, so plug those microphones in, polish that key up, or turn that TNC on! Ops will be using all sorts of modes from CW, to Voice, to Digi!

    Checkout the cool awards available to those who participate!

    For more information on the WWFF POTA program or to find a map of available parks to activate, please visit: There you'll find more information on how to get more involved, where to submit logs, and all the juicy details!

    To join in on the Facebook group, please visit :

    For the official agenda of who is activating, please visit:


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  2. KB1HQS

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    Yeah baby, it's on like donkey kong! Not sure where I will be activating this weekend, but rest assured I will be on.
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  3. W3AAX

    W3AAX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Same here - under the weather today, but I hope I feel better by tomorrow. Thanks for the post up Johnny and look forward to getting the certs out to you guys afterward. If anyone has any questions, just shoot me an e-mail 73 W3AAX
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  4. K2FI

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    I'll be off the air on Saturday because of Yom Kippur, but I'll try and get out to activate on Sunday!
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  5. WA6MHZ

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    I guess I could drive over to Nancy Jane park and operate out of the car in the parking lot
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  6. K0ATZ

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    Not sure how this is different than most any other weekend?? ;) But K0ATZ will be out and about for sure!!
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  7. KG6LI

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    Will be activating from San Juan Hill in Chino Hills State Park (KFF-1139). Looking forward to seeing everyone on the air. The last activation from this area was a park was a cardiac event.. 73 de KG6LI

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  8. W5KV

    W5KV Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's awesome you recorded your CW QSOs. Very nice video! I understood a few calls there (in CW Academy now), but there were a few that were pretty fast! Good luck with your activation.

    73 & 44

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  9. AF7XI

    AF7XI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Does this include local municipal parks?
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  10. W0ZF

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    I've been meaning to do some KFF POTA activations ever since NPOTA concluded at the end of 2016. Now summer is gone and I had yet to give it a go. This event gave me the incentive. I had the afternoon to myself, a beautiful fall Minnesota day, and a park on the list about 30 minutes away, so I signed up and posted my plans Friday evening for a 2-hour Saturday afternoon activation. Got to the site, set up, self-spotted as instructed, and immediately had several loud stations calling with scarcely any noise on 20m.
    Unfortunately, after 3 quick CW QSOs, my KX2 shut down because the internal battery was low. I pulled out my fully charged Bioenno external battery, only to realize that the power cable for the rig was not in my go kit. So, my activation ended right there.
    My apologies to the stations that were looking for me. Will try again!
    73 de W0ZF
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