POTA Event Update - ARTS and Parks - Club POTA

On Nov 5, 2022 ARTS held our first club POTA activation operating under the W4CN club call sign.  Several of us made the trek up to K-4191 Clark State Forest in Henryville, IN.  We braved some adverse conditions which in hind sight, were in the spirit of portable operating and prepardness.  

The event was attended by my self N9PMI, Don (K2KFE), Mike (AG4EP), Greg (WX8V), Keith (KO4SWB) and Scott (K3SDM).  While up at the park, we battled with 40+ mph winds and spitting rain.  We had no major issues other than my tripod holding my EFHW toppled over.  That was solved by adding some counter weigh.  While there we operated on multiple bands and multiple modes including SSB, FT8 and CW.  We made 184 contacts and of that 24 were Park 2 Parks.  A good day in the activating world considering weather conditions.

ARTS is planning on making club activations a regular monthly even happening on the 3rd Saturday of every month.  We will post information to the club mailing list and the website.  

This link will let you download a copy of the slide show from my presentation at the 11-10-22 ARTS General meeting.  In there is good information on Parks on the Air (POTA)  You may also go to https://parksontheair.org.

Thanks to all of you who make this a success.