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POTA - Portable Operation at State & National Parks

bluff_point
talcott_mtn
wadsworth
penwood
stratton_brook
dinosaur
Bluff Point
K-1650
Talcott Mtn
K-1724
Wadsworth Falls
K-1726
Penwood
K-1706
Stratton Brook
K-1721
Dinosaur
K-1663
harkness
great_pond
windsor_meadows
silver_sands
gay_city
gay_city
Harkness Mem
K-1677
Great Pond
K-6861
Windsor Meadows
K-1729
Silver Sands
K-1716
Gay City
K-1669
Farmington River
K-0882
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Recent POTA Activations

#
DATE
PARK
QSOs
P2Ps
COMMENTS
297 05/13/22 K-4582 Wash-Roch Trail 127 31 Linked Quarter Wave Vertical
298 05/16/22 K-1721 Stratton Brook 69 14 Linked Quarter Wave Vertical
299 05/18/22 K-0882 Farmington River 36 6 Linked Quarter Wave Vertical
   
Total QSOs
17433 2387
Park-to-Park QSOs
>CLICK HERE< to see ALL activations

My Book — Successful POTA — New Second Edition!

celebrate

  Feaures:
  • Getting Started
  • Choosing a Rig
  • Portable Power
  • Antennas for POTA
  • Masts & Supports
  • Activating & Spotting
  • Logging for POTA
  • CW & Digital POTA
  • QRP POTA
  • Secret POTA Tricks
  • and more!

  Tested techniques plus
  how to avoid problems
  and find success = fun.

  <-Click cover for info!


NEW:
>My take on End Fed Antennas<

the good, the bad and the ugly
UPDATED:
>Multi-Band Linked Vertical Antenna<

high performance on a budget

My POTA Gear

HF Transceiver: Yaesu FT-891 - great rig for POTA

Power: LiFePO4 Battery - Added Dec 2021

Backup Power: U1 Garden Tractor Battery

Tuner: Dentron Jr. Monitor - handles most antenna types

Analyzer: RigExpert Stick - very useful accessory

>CLICK HERE for my POTA Antennas<

>CLICK HERE for FREE Radials<


Tips & Recommendations

Activators: Occasionally ask for parks, mobiles, and QRPs.
These weaker signals have trouble getting heard.

Hunters: Only say your call sign once each try.
The second time probably covers someone else up.

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