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I heard about mastodon, and assumed it was because everyone was out activing K-3357. Turns out I was wrong on that, but glad to find lots of friends here already!

pota.app/#/park/K-3357

cqqso.eu/ Announcement! For those in Europe, we now have an agreement with OP8L in Belgium to sell POTA merchandise. I hope this cuts down a lot on shipping costs for you all overseas. Thanks Stefaan!

If you missed the awards presentations for the plaque event, make sure to catch it on replay.

Full results will be posted on the plaque section of pota.app this weekend!

youtu.be/GwGdgwLpkGM

has a new home for its rules and documentation, along with some volunteers who will help keep it up to date, make corrections, etc! Check out docs.pota.app/ which is where all of our links for resources etc. will now point you.

Activated Tuscarora State Park, K-1429, this afternoon. The park is down in a valley a bit which made it a challenging location to work from. Bands also did not cooperate and there was a ton of QSB. Finished with around 65 QSOs, SSB and some FT8.

Most importantly the POTA Cart worked great on its inaugural activation. Way better than dragging around all the stuff I need for a 100W activation by hand.

Don’t forget to set your reminder for the update plaque announcements show this weekend!

youtu.be/GwGdgwLpkGM

and sked:

The weather is looking to be good. Hopefully, the sun plays along too....

I plan on activating Harvey Mountain, NY (Austerlitz - near the Massachusetts border) on August 13.

POTA: K-5048
SOTA: W2/EH-002

I will be running on 20, 10, 15, 6 meters as conditions allow (I didn't get anywhere on 10 last weekend). I'll also shout out on 2m at 146.58 simplex.

I just posted this month's North American QRP CW Club (NAQCC) newsletter. Low-lights include my write up of a first-time POTA activation rolled into a trip to Cumberland Gap to work the Kentucky QSO Party.

naqcc.info/newsletter/newslett

I was able to activate Gouldsboro State Park, PA before a thunderstorm chased me away. Made around 50 SSB contacts on 20 and 40. Seemed like a nice little park and I'd love to get back when its not as hot.

Hi, I'm Nick, W0NY. I go out and play radio in the park sometimes, but you'll often find me on FT8 or hunting parks on SSB.

I just finished building an tuning my new antenna, a linked dipole for 17, 20 and 40 meters. It will be a good upgrade from my monoband dipole I usually use! Working on getting my new setup as well!

Hope to meet you on the air!

73

Hi! I'm an SSB+digital operator, starting to learn CW in my copious free time, near Baltimore, MD. Intermittent but enthusiastic POTA hunter; casual contester in PVRC. Extremely intermittent DStar user. :)

New to Mastodon, so please attribute any faux pas as ignorance, not intent, as I learn my way around. Looking forward to seeing you on the bands!

In case you missed it, it is official - for the first time ever we passed the 500,000 QSOs in a single month - the July total was 507,841

Did you know there are roughly 80 volunteers that make POTA happen? Their efforts, and user donations, are what keep this ever-growing program chugging along. Thank you all!

Final official QSO count from the plaque event was 106,155 - a new record!

Make sure to join us 8/15 00:00:00 utc for the awards show on our YT channel -
YouTube.com/c/parksontheair

and sked:

I plan on activating Harvey Mountain, NY (Austerlitz - near the Massachusetts border) on August 13.

POTA: K-5048
SOTA: W2/EH-002

I will be running on 20, 10, 15, 6 meters as conditions allow (I didn't get anywhere on 10 last weekend). I'll also shout out on 2m at 146.58 simplex.

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