• [VA3QV] Its kinda like "SOTA" without the altitude

    From VA3QV via rec.radio.amateur.moderat@21:1/5 to All on Sun Oct 17 13:47:40 2021
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    My Amateur Radio Life

    Its kinda like "SOTA" without the altitude

    Posted: 17 Oct 2021 08:29 AM PDT https://va3qv.wordpress.com/2021/10/17/its-kinda-like-sota-without-the-altitude/

    They call it POTA which stands for Parks on the Air and not since the W1AW portable station of the ARRL Centennial have I seen any event wake up our
    hobby so much.

    A great group of volunteers are running this show and they seem to be doing
    it quite well.

    Here is the Coles Notes version.

    Its made up of two basic components. The Hunters and the Chasers..

    The hunters set up in a State/Provincal/National Park or Historic site
    which has been been assigned a POTA designation and tries to make as many Amateur Radio Contacts on any of the amateur bands (Sorry no repeaters)as
    they can with a minimum of 10 contacts needed to activate the park.

    The chasers listen from the comfort of their shacks or wherever and try to
    make contacts with the hunters.

    The Hunters eventually upload their logs when they return from the Park DXPedition and then the POTA computer tallies the scores both for the
    Hunters and the Chasers.

    For much more detailed info check out the POTA site

    I have been introduced to this interesting aspect of our hobby by some
    local HAMS and so far I find it a great way to spend a few hours in the

    I almost wish that I had kept my FT817 Portable station but then again hindsight is always 20/20


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