NC K-0416 #3 Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge

Amateur Radio
N4MQU

3 CW

49 Phone

IC-706MKG HF/VHF/UHF All Mode Transceiver

LDG AT-200 PRO II Antenna Tuner

MFJ-1984HP, ENDFED 1/2 Wave 40-10M

Blue Micro Morse Code Key W/ Aluminum Base

Great day for an activation. Started out cloudy and cold but ended up sunny. This is the third activation for me. Had two sets of visitors approach me. I got to tell them about amateur radio and gave them my card. As you are setting up just be aware of your obstacles. If I get too carried away I could slip into the ditches around the area. The antennas location doesn’t look like a dream antenna but I enjoyed the signals. This is in North Carolina. Thanks for the hunters and p2p.

Visitors Kathy and Jummy Hooks

NC K-6934 #20 Pee Dee River State Game Land

Amateur Radio

23 Phone

CW Morse Blue Micro Morse Code Key W/ Aluminum Base

Bioenno Power 28 Watt Foldable Solar Panel

Bioenno Power 12V/24V 30A Solar Charge Controller

MFJ-1984HP, ENDFED 1/2 Wave 40-10

IC-706MKG HF/VHF/UHF All Mode Transceiver

LDG AT-200 PRO II Antenna Tuner

K-6934 23 contacts

My first activation of this park was 11/29/2022. This was just after moving to Rockingham, NC I got enough activations for the kilo award yesterday. I believe this was the soonest kilo award for my number of activations for this park. Anyhow I just decided to go after the repeat offender award this year. Happy new year! Thanks for the p2p and hunters.

NC K-6947 #33 Sandhills State Game Land

Amateur Radio, K-6947, Portable, POTA

12/30/2023

1 CW

15 Phone

IC-706MKG HF/VHF/UHF All Mode Transceiver

LDG AT-200 PRO II Antenna Tuner

MFJ-1984HP, ENDFED 1/2 Wave 40-10M

Blue Micro Morse Code Key W/ Aluminum Base

Bioenno Power 12V 20Ah 240 Watt-hours Lithium Iron

Bioenno Power 28 Watt Foldable Solar Panel

Bioenno Power 12V/24V 30A Solar Charge Control

This was park 2 of three parks today.

K-6947 Contacts

NC K-6934 #18 Pee Dee River State Game Land

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NC K-6934 #18 Pee Dee River State Game Land

IC-706MKG HF/VHF/UHF All Mode Transceiver

LDG AT-200 PRO II Antenna Tuner

MFJ-1984HP, ENDFED 1/2 Wave 40-10M

Blue Micro Morse Code Key W/ Aluminum Base

Bioenno Power 12V 20Ah 240 Watt-hours Lithium Iron

Bioenno Power 28 Watt Foldable Solar Panel

Bioenno Power 12V/24V 30A Solar Charge Controller

2 CW

48 Phone

 

I am still amazed at what signals we get from a portable antenna! It only took me 50:minutes to set up from when I arrived until my first QSO. When I heard a CQ on ten from Namibia. I had to respond. I mere 7,462 miles away. I decided to call CQ on ten and picked up an aeronautical mobile over Raleigh. The father was the pilot and son co-pilot. Both hams. I had to ask questions. I am subject to change my POTA contacts to a QSO. In addition to the aeronautical mobile I made a few other videos for my website. Check out my website at n4mqu dot com later for the videos. After the activation I took the bike out. I am trying to learn how to ride and prove I am not getting old. I haven’t owned a bicycle since I got my drivers license and only been on a bicycle when I go visit the radio telescope facility in Green Bank WV where they only allow diesel automobiles and bicycles. I had a nice ride. Thanks for the hunters and p2p. If you ever want to activate a park around my neighborhood look me up. We are close to the South Carolina line off of US 1!

NC K-8010 #34 Mckinney Lake State Fish Hatchery

Amateur Radio, K-8010, Portable, POTA

Today was an excellent weather day to go to a park. Started out with a pancake breakfast at a local church. Went out to K-8010. Only took 3 times to throw the Endfed up. Decided to do a couple of ten meter contacts

First time making over 10 contacts using Morse Code (CW)

First time achieving the N1CC requirements by operating on 10 bands in one park.

Persoal best for any park for Morse code (13). Awesome day.

MFJ-1984HP, ENDFED 1/2 Wave 40-10M

* IC-706MKG HF/VHF/UHF All Mode Transceiver

* LDG AT-200 PRO II Antenna Tuner

* Bioenno Power 12V 20Ah 240 Watt-hours Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery

* Bioenno Power 28 Watt Foldable Solar Panel

* Bioenno Power 12V/24V 30A Solar Charge Control

CW Morse Blue Micro Morse Code Key W/ Aluminum Base

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NC K-6947 #32 Sandhills State Game Land

Amateur Radio, K-6947, Portable, POTA

IC-706MKG HF/VHF/UHF All Mode Transceiver

MFJ Short HF Mobile Ham-tenna

Bioenno Power 12V 20Ah 240 Watt-hours Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery

Quick activation inspired by N4NTO. Unusual late afternoon into twilight time period. Went do my original spot for the park down near the Rockibgham Speedway for those NASCAR fans. I had a weird problem. Working from the front seat of the car is not my favorite position but I can do it. The HAMRS wouldn’t let me put a period in for the frequency. I stayed on 40 tonight so wasn’t too bad. I turned off the iPad and turned it back on when I got home and the period was there . Thanks for the p2p and the hunters.

 

 

K-6947 sign

Sunset

Moon

Mobile shack

 

First Qualified CW Activation

Amateur Radio, K-8010, Portable, POTA

r MFJ-1984HP, ENDFED 1/2 Wave 40-10M

* IC-706MKG HF/VHF/UHF All Mode Transceiver

* LDG AT-200 PRO II Antenna Tuner

* Bioenno Power 12V 20Ah 240 Watt-hours Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery

* Bioenno Power 28 Watt Foldable Solar Panel

* Bioenno Power 12V/24V 30A Solar Charge Control

* CW Morse Blue Micro Morse Code Key W/ Aluminum Base

Today was an excellent weather day to go to a park. Started out with a pancake breakfast at a local church. Went out to K-8010. Only took 3 times to throw the Endfed up. Decided to do a couple of ten meter contacts

First time making over 10 contacts using Morse Code (CW)

First time achieving the N1CC requirements by operating on 10 bands in one park.

Persoal best for any park for Morse code (13). Awesome day.

One issue I had was the internet was spotty and HAMRS was updating the call sign with the amateurs data with the previous contact. One solution using a paper log or seeing if I can upturn off updates.